More seniors going back to school

16 May 2016

The Straits Times, 16 May 2016 - Article mentioned that more seniors in their 50s or 60s are signing up for part-time diploma courses conducted by the polytechnics. Mr Suresh Punjabi, Director of SP’s Professional and Adult Continuing Education Academy opined that seniors could be keeping their knowledge and skills current due to the technological advances and the changing global economy. He also mentioned that the rise in numbers could be due to the Ministry of Education and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency working with post-secondary institutions to put in place lifelong learning initiatives. Directors of RP and NP’s Continuing Education Academies also opined on the reasons behind the increase. Recent SP’s Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Technology) adult graduate Mr Gunalan Kandasamy Arumugam, shared his learning journey and aspirations. NP electrical engineering graduate Ng Chong Soon, TP’s digital advertising technology and analytics graduate Johnnie Chia and NYP’s specialist diploma in nursing graduate Foong Seow Sim also shared their reasons for pursuing their diplomas. RP’s specialist diploma in business analytics graduate Sebastian Lim was also featured on his passion for lifelong learning.

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