Sending teachers on work attachments outside the education sector requires a collective effort

Since the Teacher Work Attachment Plus programme was rolled out at the start of 2022, about 150 teachers have been matched to roles in sectors like manufacturing, environment as well as trade and connectivity.

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) held its first in-person work plan seminar since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday (Sep 14) to discuss priorities and innovation in education.

During the seminar, about 1,500 school leaders and teachers came together to discuss the capabilities and competencies that students will need in time to come, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing told reporters at the sidelines of the event.

He also commended the Teacher Work Attachment Plus programme which has so far matched about 150 teachers to roles in different sectors like manufacturing, environment and trade and connectivity.

The programme was rolled out in 2022, and since then, about 80 teachers have completed their attachments, said MOE in a separate statement.

Teachers can sign up for it based on their own interests and get their school principal’s endorsement before submitting their application. The work attachment period is typically between two and four weeks.

The Education Ministry will continue to work with schools to ensure that more teachers can benefit from the programme, the statement read.

The expansion of the teacher work attachment programme has a few objectives, said Mr Chan.

To read more : CNA

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