Education and Career Guidance

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) at GDLS aims to equip our students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values, to make decisions for successful transition from school to further education or work.

The programmes under GDLS ECG Framework will enable our students to:

  • Explore viable education and career options through the provision of accurate and comprehensive information.
  • Nurture self-awareness, self-directedness and lifeskills to set wise goals, so that they will continually learn and add value to their future workplace.
  • Inculcate an appreciation for the value of all occupations and how they contribute to the well-functioning of the society.
GDLSS ECG Framework



Examples of Programmes/Activities

Level 1

(Sec 1)

Self and Career Awareness

·         ECG lessons (part of MOE CCE syllabus)

·         Profiling of Career Interests, Work Values, Skills Confidence

·         Target-setting

Level 2

(Sec 2 & 3)

Career Exploration

·         ECG lessons (part of MOE CCE syllabus)

·         Talk on Upper Secondary Subject Combination

·         GDLSS’ Careers Day

·         MOE ECG Fair or WorldSkills Singapore event

·         Experience Poly / ITE programmes

·         Elective Modules & showcase; Advanced Elective Modules

·         Work attachment opportunities

Level 3

(Sec 4 & 5)

Career and Post-secondary Education Planning

·         ECG lessons (part of MOE CCE syllabus)

·         Training on interview skills (Sec 4 Camp EXCEL)

·         Visits to Open Houses of Polys & ITE

·         Course advising by partner polytechnic

·         Mentoring for potential PFP students

·         Poly EAE workshops; support for ITE EAE & DSA-JC

·         Talk on JAE choices

Careers Day

The objective of the Careers Day is to inspire the Sec 3 students to explore career paths and post-secondary education options. Students attend talks by guest speakers from a wide variety of industries in the morning and visit post-secondary education institutes or industries in the afternoon.

Experience Poly / ITE Programme

Students spent a few days immersing themselves in one of the Poly / ITE courses to get a taste of life as a Poly/ITE student and experience the facilities offered.


Experience ITE programme

Work Attachment Programme

The Work Attachment Programme is a 5-day work-readiness

programme designed to increase students’ understanding of the skills needed in the workplace. Students learn how to research options, and acquire new skills that are necessary to pursue a career, such as preparing a portfolio. The work attachment experience also enhances the students’ future education or career prospects.


Work Experience at Onesimus Farm

ECG Counselling Service

Our ECG Counsellor, Ms Adeline Ng, supports students (individually or in small groups) by exploring their interests and strengths, and addressing their concerns or questions about education options and career exploration. Students may make an appointment with her through the following means, or ask her questions online.

·       Online booking form:

·       Email:

Please note that Ms Adeline Ng is available at GDLS every Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 5pm.

MySkillsFuture Portal – Online Resource for Secondary Students

Students can also explore their career interests, gather education and industry information, and have their personal profiling or resume created online via the e-portal:

ECG Guide for Parents

Parents who would like some tips and advice on supporting your child in his/her key education stages, may read the e-publication titled “Journeying with Our Children, Achieving their Aspirations”.

Some Useful Links

To find out more about MOE’s ECG curriculum, please refer to this link:

To learn about various post-secondary education options, please refer to:

For information about Polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise (Poly EAE), please refer to:

For information about ITE Early Admissions Exercise (ITE EAE), please refer to:

For information about Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP), please refer to:

For information about Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP), please refer to:

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