Singapore, 11 February 2015
For the first time, e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) will help job-seekers with career guidance and Jobs Bank applications at the 27th annual Career and Education fair next month.
e2i will assist Singaporean job-seekers to make on-the-spot applications on the National Jobs Bank while providing guidance on jobs that are suitable for them.
Taking its drive to a major national fair to help job-seekers to target and apply for jobs available in the national bank, e2i will target both rank-and-file as well as Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) from all age groups. Fresh graduates are included.
e2i employability coaches will be at hand at e2i’s booth at the annual national fair to advise visitors on suitable training and job opportunities based on their competencies and interests, and recommend training and job opportunities.
Jobseekers can also sign up for e2i’s Jobs Bank Connect, a 4-hour hands-on session, to walk-through and navigate the National Jobs Bank with more than 54,000 job listings, and get help on customising their resumes and applying for jobs online.
Visitors keen to receive more employability guidance can sign up for the two-day Executive Workshop on job search skills – including resume writing, interview handling and networking skills to secure a job – at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. e2i will customise some of its weekly employability workshops for Career and Education visitors, both fresh graduates and PMEs.
Said Mr Gilbert Tan, CEO of e2i: “e2i helps Singapore workers find better job matches, upgrade skills, and earn better pay through our employment and employability services and programmes. As we bring career services to ITEs, Polytechnics, and universities, this fair is a good extension to help fresh graduates, upgraders and job seekers to understand career options in different industries.”
Ms Linda Wan, Project Director of Career and Education, 2015, said: “Our objective is to help visitors to find the right career path for them, from what they study through to finding the best job-fit. Employability coaching, which is fast catching up as a guidance tool to channel job-seekers into jobs that they are best suited for and have a passion for, will be a focus at Career and Education 2015.
“We are happy to partner e2i to provide their career coaching expertise to help visitors gain a better understanding on what to pursue, get more value as they talk to training providers and employers at the fair, and also navigate the Jobs Bank for more job opportunities. We recommend that visitors come early to make the most of the services available and to meet the employers as well as course providers.”
Career & Education 2015 – showcase of options for school leavers and jobseekers
Singapore’s longest running event of its kind, Career & Education 2015 presents an education and career guidance platform. It provides opportunities for visitors to discover their career paths, whether they are still studying, looking for a job or to upgrade their skills or making a career change.
The show has three pillars; Education, Recruitment and Training. In short, it presents an education and career guidance platform, helps visitors better understand themselves, explore feasible education and career options, make informed decisions and develop plans to achieve their career objectives.
The exhibition offers useful tools and a full programme of activities planned for students, young professionals and parents. It provides visitors an overview of various courses available at public, private, local and foreign educational institutions all under one roof. Graduating students and working adults looking to upgrade their academic qualifications will be able to explore the various courses and training options offered by these institutions and take their first step towards embarking on a new educational journey.
The Career Zone features employers and professional institutions from key industries such as Aerospace, Banking and Financial Services, Building and Construction, Education and Early Childhood, Electronics and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental, Government, Public and Private Companies, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical, Information and Communication Technology, Logistics, Maritime, Media, MICE, Real Estate, Retail and F&B, Information and Telecommunication Technology, Transportation and Tourism & Hospitality.
About Singapore Professional Centre
The Singapore Professional Centre (SPC) is a federation of professional associations, formed in 1971 to bring together all the professional bodies in Singapore to provide a platform for meeting and exchanging ideas with different professional disciplines. It is linked to 11 other professional centres in the Commonwealth under the umbrella organisation, the Commonwealth Association of Professional Centres (CAPC).
During its 42-year history in Singapore, SPC has seen many changes in its membership and currently has 12 professional associations. The SPC in the past years has seen some of its members embarking on the self registration scheme to promote continuing professionalism and best practices among its members. SPC has always recognised the importance of providing career guidance and opportunities in the professions to the nation’s youth, which led to their CAREER Series – SPC’s most outstanding career guidance event held annually since 1988.
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