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) is developmental in nature, and seeks to meet the needs of students at every stage of their education. Through ECG, students develop social emotional competencies and qualities of proactivity, adaptability and resilience that will prepare them for the 21st century.

As a parent, you play a key role in supporting your child's education and career choices. Learn how to journey with your children and help them achieve their aspirations.

Goals of ECG

The goals of ECG are to:

  • Nurture students’ self-awareness and self-directedness to support them in discovering their purpose in life and charting their education and career journey.
  • Develop students’ growth mindset and work resilience to embrace the need for lifelong learning and career adaptability.
  • Build students’ understanding of the value of occupations across society and gender equality in career opportunities.
  • Equip students with skills to positively engage their parents and other career influencers such as teachers, trusted adults and industry partners.

As a student, ECG helps you to:

  • Continually develop your strengths, interests and abilities, and use them to contribute meaningfully to society through your future professions.
  • Learn and explore the different education and career pathways that you can choose, and the opportunities for continuous learning and recognition.
  • Appreciate, take pride in and add value to any job.
  • Make informed decisions about your education and career plans, and take steps to embark on them.
  • Develop 21st century competencies, values and workplace readiness skills to be adaptable and resilient.

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 respective institutions' ECG teams 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 periods such as the release of their GCE N-Level, O-Level and A-Level examination results.

To book an appointment, please contact:

Email: MOE_ECG@moe.gov.sg

Phone: 6831 1420

E-appointment system: https://go.gov.sg/moe-ecg-centre

ECG resources

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

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