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JobsCentral Learning Survey 2014: More Mature Learners Are Pursuing A Diploma

Survey saw a 2.5 fold increase in those aged 60 and above taking up Diploma studies

(Singapore, 14 January 2015): As the great Michelangelo once said: “I am still learning”. Indeed, education is a lifelong process and according to the results from the 2014 JobsCentral Learning survey by Careerbuilder Singapore, the demand for further education has been seeing an exponential growth. This can be observed in respondents keen on diploma studies, with an increase from 18% in 2013 to 26% this year. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Is It Worthwhile to Pursue a Degree While Working?

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Although I’ve never been to university, I’ve amassed a few good years of working experience. But I now stand at a crossroads in my career: Either stay in the workforce, or take time off to pursue an undergraduate degree. Is it worth the time and money to do so?

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Should I stay or should I go?

Question: I’m graduating from polytechnic next year and intending to further my studies. I’m not sure whether I should stay in Singapore or go overseas for university.

Answer: This is probably one decision that most students face and also one of the most difficult they will have to make. Although we can’t help you make up your mind, if both a local and an overseas degree is financially available to you, here are some factors to consider whether you should stay put or pack your bags.

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To niche or not to niche

By Ethan Sia and Shi Tianyun

Graduating from university is quite an achievement. Although it’s no easy feat to receive a degree, some graduates find themselves ill-equipped for work in the real world as they may lack relevant skills. Employers too are increasingly on the lookout for individuals that possess certain skills that the industry requires. For instance, a flair for programming languages would be what a technology company is looking for when hiring technical staff.

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3 reasons why you should further your education

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Many of my colleagues are either getting a second degree or studying for a post-graduate qualification. I don’t want to simply jump onto the bandwagon of further education. Could you tell me how getting more papers to my name can help with my career?

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There are several reasons why further education can help with your career:

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