Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
At GESS, we believe in providing our students with authentic learning experiences to increase their awareness of their strengths, and possible educational and career pathways upon graduation. This is done at various levels:
1. Job Shadowing Programme for Secondary 1s
The Job Shadowing Programme provides an opportunity for students to connect with the world of work through experiencing first-hand the work environment of their family members. Students are encouraged to make connections between their learning in school, and real-life contexts.
Students who had participated in the Job-shadowing Programme in 2019 shared they had grown a deeper appreciation of the importance of different industries that their family members are involved in. As students hear their classmates share their experiences at the end of this Programme, they too gain broader perspectives of career possibilities and the working world.
2. Subject Combination Talks for Secondary 2s
To help our students make informed decisions about their choice of subjects at the upper secondary level, the ECG team invited various subject coordinators to introduce the respective syllabi to all Secondary Two students.
3. Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs), Talks by JCs and Polytechnics for Secondary 3s
To introduce students to possible courses of study in post-secondary education institutions, the school regularly invite JCs, Polytechnics, ITEs to speak to our students who have different post-secondary aspirations. In addition, the school organizes Elective Modules and Advanced Elective Modules that allow students to deepen their desire to explore fields such as Engineering, Business, Design etc.
4. Visits to Open Houses, Learning Journeys to organisations such as Lifelong Learning Institute, Early Admission Exercise (EAE) Workshops for Secondary 4s and 5s.
|Students from graduating cohort exploring career possibilities at Day X 2019|