KEY COMPONENTS OF THE MI ACTION PLAN
• Mapping MI Future (MMF)
Students undergo Career Profiling, which begins with the identification of their interests, abilities, work preferences and work values at PU1 after working out their Holland Code / RIASEC Codes (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional). Following this, they shortlist and rank their three most preferred occupations. Students then proceed to identify relevant courses in the Institutes of Higher Learning and review their prerequisites in order to decide their subject combinations in MI.
• SGC Target Setting Exercise
After deciding on their choice of university courses and eventual careers, students plan their own individualised action plans and strive to achieve their goals by first envisioning what their ideal SGC would look like. Throughout their three years, students would be guided to reflect upon their action plans and review their goals and targets.
In conjunction with MAP, the following programmes equip students with the essential skills to help them accomplish their career goals:
• HTP Life Skills Lessons
Home Tutors' Period (HTP) is a platform for Home Tutors to interact with and guide their students in preparing for their eventual career. During lessons on ‘Career Interests’ and ‘Alternative Routes to Success’, Home Tutors counsel their students to help them with career planning and decision-making. An ECG Counsellor is also available for small group and individual counselling.
• Career Guidance Related Electives during GAP Week
Students will experience a week of electives in non-academic areas during the GAP Week. Programmes for career guidance include core modules like ‘My Lifestyle, My Choice’ during which students are exposed to the cost of living in Singapore and how their career decisions will affect their lifestyle choices in future. Other core modules like ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’ as well as several optional electives on ‘Personal Profiling’ and ‘Effective Communication’ contribute to the holistic development of students.
• Job Experience Programme
The Institute strives to inculcate the correct workplace ethics and a strong drive for excellence among students to prepare them for the future. The Job Experience Programme provides opportunities for experiential learning where students see how the values and curricular concepts they encounter in school are applied in the working world through a compulsory week long programme in Year 1. In Year 2, students who opt to remain in the programme will be provided with additional guidance in their job attachments. Students will be guided in areas such as resume writing, job application, interview skills as well as essential work skills.
• IHL and Career Fair
Several Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) such as NUS, NTU, SMU and SIM as well as employers like SCDF, SPF, SAF and BCA will be on hand to offer advice to students as well as conduct presentations about application procedures and what to expect should our students choose to join these various institutions. Students are provided with direct and up-to-date information about academic and career options from the institutions themselves. This further serves to motivate and provide students with a sense of purpose in striving towards their career aspirations.