Career planning, psychological well being between youths’ concerns about moving into workforce

The From College to Perform: Future-Readiness of Singaporean Youths dialogue on Friday focused on how youths can be geared up to transition from being students to operating gurus. 

It was held in partnership with Varsity Voices, an inter-college network that holds common dialogues covering “subject areas which make any difference most to youths”, said NTUC in a media release on Saturday.

The network incorporates the NUS Students’ Political Affiliation, NTU Recent Affairs Modern society and SMU Apolitical Society.

“This is amidst the altering economic backdrop, driving forces this kind of as sustainable advancement, digitalisation, and growing requires for caregiving and adaptable perform preparations that are switching the globe of get the job done,” NTUC extra.

Members shared that they were particularly concerned about ensuring employability in the career current market, what techniques would be interesting to companies in the near future and how to be far better well prepared before getting into the workforce.

The worries introduced up by pupils all through the dialogue aligned with conclusions from scientific tests executed by NTUC and Young NTUC earlier this yr, it said. These conclusions were being also utilized as a foundation to variety the activity force.

A independent analyze by Young NTUC in February found that young people today come across job and internship opportunities, skills workshops and occupation mentoring to be most practical among vocation-associated programmes. The research concerned 1,500 respondents aged involving 18 and 35.

“Since the launch of the NTUC Youth Taskforce, we have engaged a lot more than 1,000 youths in between 18 and 25 yrs outdated so considerably and are seeking ahead to assembly lots of a lot more youths out there who will have differing sights,” mentioned NTUC Assistant Secretary-General Desmond Choo, who chairs the Youth Taskforce.

“It is encouraging to see this meaningful discourse staying carried out, and as NTUC needs to be the guiding buddy in their work-life journeys, such partnerships are an essential pillar to establish our foreseeable future workforce and create a desired place of work.”

As part of NTUC Youth Taskforce’s engagements in September, the Youth Hub roving exhibition will be set up at ITE School Central from Sep 14 to Sep 15. It will then go to the Singapore Institute of Administration International Education and learning from Sep 29 to Sep 30.

The Youth Hub consists of a series of interactive aspects to deliver youths with handy occupation assistance and strategies, said NTUC, incorporating that these involve mastering about their work rights as well as career profiling tests.

Concentrate group discussions will also be held all over this month at various areas.