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Overview of Education and Career Guidance

Learn about Education and Career Guidance (ECG) and the resources available to support students in their journey from school to further education or work.

What is Education and Career Guidance?

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) helps students develop a sense of purpose in life. By nurturing self-awareness and self-directedness for lifelong learning, ECG helps students develop a growth mindset, adaptability and a resilient attitude to embrace future opportunities and appreciate the value of all occupations.

Goals of ECG


The goals of ECG (Figure 1) are to support students in:

  • Discovering purpose - Who am I?
    Nurture students' self-awareness to support them in discovering how they can meaningfully play a part in their community.
  • Exploring opportunities - Where do I want to go?
    Develop students' self-directedness and confidence to explore and leverage education and career opportunities while respecting the value of all occupations.
  • Staying relevant - How do I get there?
    Build students' adaptability and resilience to embrace the need for lifelong learning.

My SkillsFuture portal

The MySkillsFuture portal is a one-stop portal with information and tools to explore various education and career pathways for all students from Primary 5 to junior colleges and Millennia Institute.

You and your child can use your child's account to explore the student portal, and take the opportunity to begin an ECG conversation:

For students in polytechnics or ITE, you can use the workforce portal.

ECG Counselling

Secondary schools, junior colleges, Millennia Institute and post-secondary education institutions are resourced with ECG Counsellors. They work closely with the ECG teams in their respective institutions to guide students to make informed decisions about their education and career plans.

ECG Centre @ MOE

The ECG Centre @ MOE provides ECG counselling services for students during the release of GCE N-Level, O-Level and A-Level examination results periods.

Students can make an ECG counselling appointment at https://go.gov.sg/moe-ecg-centre. The MOE ECG Centre offers online or phone counselling services.

ECG resources

You can refer to the following resources to learn how to support your child in their education and career journey.

Learn more about supporting your child's social emotional development.