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A good career does not depend solely on qualifications: Heng Swee KeatSingapore's

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said a good qualification alone does not guarantee a good career, let alone a job. Migrate to SingaporeMr Heng said what is also needed is relevant skills, lifelong learning, and a concurrent growth in the economy. He was addressing some 300 graduands and their parents at Temasek Polytechnic's (TP) 23rd Graduation Ceremony on Friday morning. Mr Heng is the latest minister to echo sentiments that a having good career does not depend solely on one's educational qualifications. Acting Minister for Social and Family Development, Chan Chun Sing, had made similar comments on Thursday. Mr Heng shared his recent experience of meeting the owner of a restaurant chain in Singapore. Mr Heng said the owner had found China-made robots that could be programmed to cook up to a thousand dishes. He said: "We must learn to be the ones to invent and programme our robots, not the ones to be displaced, if we are to have fulfilling careers." This year, over 5,000 TP students will graduate from 54 full-time diploma courses, and six part-time specialist diploma and diploma courses. The first cohort of 66 students from the diploma in Early Childhood Studies will also graduate. Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/a-good-career-does-not-depend-solely-on-/678202.html

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