Students looking to explore their educational and career interests can now tap into a new online resource—ecareers.sg—Singapore’s first interactive web-based Education and Career Guidance (ECG) portal for students. This portal is a welcomed aid for teachers and counselors in Singapore.
Using various profiling instruments available on the portal, students are able to clarify their interests and aptitudes, and are provided with a range of suitable career possibilities. One such instrument is the Personal Globe Inventory, which allows students to gauge their interest and confidence levels in a range of activities. Base on their interest patterns, the portal surfaces a list of occupation choices and information on the nature of these occupations. It also directs students to a list of relevant courses offered by local and overseas tertiary institutions, hence helping students take steps towards realizing their career aspirations. All profiling results and education and career information are eventually captured in individual e-portfolios, which students can retrieve and review over time.
In addition to guiding students on career choices and courses in tertiary institutions, ecareers.sg also gives students a head start in essential job-seeking skills. This is done through online training modules aimed at sharpening students resume-writing, interview and decision-making skills, among others.
As a web-based portal in Singapore, ecareers.sg is easily accessible in school, at home or even in public places through the country. Teachers, career guidance coordinators and school counselors can use it to help students clarify their goals, identify their strengths and career opportunities, and then guide them toward their career aspirations. Parents can also play a more active role in their children’s education and career development process.
Find out how ecareers.sg can be localized around the world to solve your youth through adult career and workforce readiness needs. Please contact Miranda Hyslop-Garza at
About CEW and Wisconsin Careers
Ecareers.sg is a project jointly developed by the Singapore Ministry of Education and the Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, a research, technical assistance and resource provider within the School of Education. Established in 1964, the Center has a rich tradition of assisting educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development training, and career resources. Through its work, the Center seeks to enhance the quality of career-related learning and outcomes for all youth and adults, including those with disabilities or other factors that challenge performance and success. ecareers.sg was developed from Wisconsin Careers’s WISCareers template. Wisconsin Careers has a 30 year history of providing career development products in the state. Over the course of our history our purpose has been inherent in our mission statement: To foster lifelong career development, a meaningful work life, and a sound economic future for all Wisconsin residents. Efforts to encourage this process are fueled by the belief that career development is vital for students and adults, which is especially important in this ever-changing world.