Announced during DPM Heng Swee Keat’s Unity Budget in February 2020, the volunteer Career Advisors initiative is part of the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package. The initiative aims to provide individuals (especially mature workers) with peer-level support and career guidance as they navigate professional pathways to advance their careers, or transition to other jobs.
Workforce Singapore is building a pool of volunteer Career Advisors from various professional communities who will draw from their respective industry experience to provide their peers and colleagues with sector and occupation-specific career advice, and to connect them to helpful resources. Through the volunteer Career Advisors initiative, workers will have the opportunity to access important insights on industry trends and emerging skills to make informed career decisions with greater confidence.
The volunteer Career Advisors initiative has been launched for the Accountancy, Electronics, Healthcare, Information & Communications Technology, Retail and Sustainability sectors. It will be progressively rolled out in more sectors.
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Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents in the workforce, especially mature workers, who are in the sector, or looking to join the sector and seeking peer support and career guidance as they navigate new professional pathways amidst the ongoing economic and industry transformation.
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Industry veterans who are committed to make a difference by sharing their experiences with and providing career guidance to their peers.
Please visit https://go.gov.sg/vcai-app for the list of volunteer Career Advisors and apply to be connected with one of them.
Please sign up at https://go.gov.sg/vcai-briefing for an online briefing session (1 hour), to find out more about a volunteer Career Advisor's role and how you can apply.
To access the list of volunteer Career Advisors and our past/upcoming events, please visit https://go.gov.sg/vcai-app