Singapore currently has one of the lowest youth unemployment rates in the world, at 6.7 per cent, and most tertiary graduates receive quality job offers within six months.
In comparison, six out of 10 graduates in Greece remain unemployed for months, and in Taiwan, the youth unemployment rate stands at 13 per cent.
Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin said this on Tuesday to 405 students from Republic Polytechnic at their graduation ceremony. In his speech, he added that the Government would continue to generate jobs and employment for people. He urged the graduates to continue learning and tap on resources to upgrade their skills even after entering the workforce.
A total of 4,060 students from Republic Polytechnic will graduate this year, along with 93 mature learners, who will be getting their specialist diplomas this week.