The Education and Career Guidance Guide will be enhanced for parents of students at the upper primary and lower secondary school levels, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced at its Work Plan Seminar on Tuesday (Sep 22).
The guide, which will be distributed from next month, is meant to help parents better support their children in discovering their interests and passion while learning about the future working world.
MOE said the guide will complement the work of the professional core of Education and Career Guidance Counsellors which it has developed for deployment at various schools. The first batch of 50 counsellors is expected to be sent out in October as well.
It was announced earlier this year that as part of the national SkillsFuture blueprint, each polytechnic and ITE college will get six such counsellors and for every five secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institute, there will be one assigned counsellor.
Parents whose children are entering Primary One next year will also be given more resources to help their child transit smoothly into primary school. The Education Ministry has developed an activity book which contains helpful tips and suggested activities to encourage conversations and help parents reinforce values and routines that children practice in schools.
All parents will receive a copy in November.