MSF launches mentoring programme for youths who leave ITE prematurely

The pilot phase of the programme aims to support 100 youths from now until the end of 2023.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 19 January 2022, 6:39 PM

A pilot mentoring programme target at youths and young adults who leave the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) prematurely has been launched.

Called the Career Advice and Mentoring Programme (CAMP), it aims to support 100 young people from now until the end of 2023, said the Ministry of Social and Family Development in news release on Wednesday (Jan 19).

CAMP works by matching youths to mentors in their desired industries, who will guide them in exploring their interests and potentially facilitate internships and job placements. 

As such, MSF is making a call for industry professionals to sign up as mentors. Youths and mentors will have to meet at least once a month over the course of six months, and mentors will be given training to support the youth. 

Youths interested in the course can sign up using the same link

Mentors should preferably be around mid-management level, and have at least five years of experience in their sector. 

Some examples of sectors that mentors could be from include chemical technology, pharmaceutical, automotive, food and beverage, social service and animal husbandry industries.

After CAMP’s pilot ends at the end of 2023, MSF will assess its effectiveness to see if the programme should be scaled up.

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