We’re now living in a new normal world shaped by our knowledge and experience of the pandemic. As such, our economy will be shaped by digitisation, automation, and of course, healthcare. This means that in many cases, a future-proof career would be in sectors that involve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths).
That’s not to say there aren’t going to be future jobs in areas like journalism, or finance, or all the traditional trades we think of. It’s just that many of the most dynamic, in-demand roles of the future will be in careers in STEM.
The future is now
If the pandemic’s taught us anything, it’s that technology has become indispensable. So it’s inevitable that the ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) sector is set to expand, and reports have estimated that Singapore needs 1.2 million more digital workers by 2025. Plus, with a large number of tech giants like Bytedance and Zoom moving to Singapore, the demand for candidates means that those with the right skills have a high chance of receiving multiple job offers.
Like it or not, Industry 4.0 is here, and in a bid for increased automation and improved infrastructure in the country, engineers are currently one of the most in-demand workers in Singapore, thanks to a talent crunch in the field.
Another in-demand STEM field is healthcare science. Even before the pandemic, the healthcare sector was set to grow to accommodate the needs of an ageing population. These days, the growth has expanded into areas like biomedical research.
Make use of homeground advantage
So how do you get started? One great way is at PSB Academy’s upcoming STEM Day happening on 12 June. Tailored specifically for aspiring students who are interested in exploring careers in STEM, it’s a perfect opportunity to find out more with live webinars and free online consultation with course consultants, all from the comfort of your own home (in your pyjamas, even).
STEM Day’s a great one-stop shop to learn more about the different certificate, diploma, and degree courses available, under the disciplines of Cyber Security, Engineering, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, IT and Computer Science, Life Sciences and even Sports Science.
Here’s a rundown of what you can get out of STEM Day:
1. Course fee rebates
If you’ve browsed through the course catalogue and found one that you’re interested in, you can find out more about the STEM courses on the event day. Plus, you can enjoy course fee rebates for selected STEM courses.
Here’s a breakdown of the rebates*:
|Academic Level||School of Life and Physical Sciences||School of Engineering and Technology|
|Bachelor’s Degree||Up to S$2,000||Up to S$6,000|
|Master’s Degree||Not Applicable||S$2,000 for Master of Cyber Security|
*Eligible for June to December 2021 intakes. Valid only for Singapore-based students and applications (together with application fee) received from now till 12 June 2021. The rebates are not transferable or exchangeable for cash and will be spread across all instalments. The rebates will not be valid should a student withdraw or defer an intake.
**Eligible certificate courses: All courses except graduate certificates and short professional courses.
***Eligible diploma courses: All courses except postgraduate diploma intakes.
2. Live webinars and consultation with course consultants
Want to get a glimpse of how science experiments are conducted or hear more about interesting topics in engineering? Learn more about PSB Academy’s STEM disciplines from the comfort of your own home by tuning in to the live webinars. Let industry experts answer your burning questions about your area of interest.
If you have any questions about a specific course, you can hop on to the live chat to speak to course consultants. You may even apply for a course on the day and enjoy the rebates!
3. Virtual campus tour
Who says you need to visit the campus in person to check it out? You can have a complete overview of the campus experience from the comfort of your own home with a specially-filmed tour of the STEM Campus which showcases the campus facilities, lecture theatres, classrooms, laboratories, and studios.
4. Prizes and lucky draw
Stand a chance to win S$500 worth of vouchers from The Bike Settlement, a local cycling gear retailer, if you enrol for PSB Academy’s eligible courses from now till 12 June 2021.
Prizes will be redeemable after the first course fee instalment has been paid.
Kickstarting your tertiary education with PSB Academy
For students embarking on their tertiary education, there are progression pathways for you to progress from certificate to diploma to degree. PSB Academy offers more than diplomas, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees – there are also short professional courses for working professionals looking to add an extra edge to their resumes.You can register for STEM Day and receive email updates about the event and live webinars that you can attend online.