2nd Career Fair saw more employment options with 130% increase in hiring organisations
Kaplan in Singapore, one of Singapore’s leading and an award winning private education provider, launched the 2nd edition of its Career Fair last Friday.
With FindSGJobs as the organising partner, employers at the Fair included the likes of Singapore Airlines, Certis Cisco, TWG Tea and Pandora, and also saw The Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) coming in as the supporting partner for the event.
The Fair this year saw a 130% increase in employer participation, with over 70 employers & access to 500 vacancies across industries such as Business Management, Banking & Finance, Infocomm Technology, Manufacturing & Engineering, Healthcare, Logistics & Transportation, and Hospitality & Travel. This implies that organisations recognise the quality of Kaplan graduates.
A 2-day event from 16 to 17 March, the Kaplan Career Fair saw over 600 job applications, from Kaplan students and alumni, as well as from Singaporeans and PRs through the support of e2i.
Mr Leon Choong, President of Kaplan Singapore, said, “the Kaplan Career and Learning Fair is one of the initiatives that helps us to put the interest of our students first.”
“At Kaplan, we pride ourselves as an Integrated Learning Partner, and always have in mind our mission in helping individuals achieve their educational and career goals. The Career Fair, coupled together with our wide range of over 350 academic programmes and 200 training courses, allow our students to be at an advantageous position, in gaining quality education and training, as well as having access to job opportunities.”
In empowering individuals to upgrade their skills and seek employment opportunities, Kaplan works closely with its partners in providing its students and graduates the platform to benefit from skills upgrading and employability options. To better align its programmes with Singapore’s manpower needs and industry trends, Kaplan also set up 6 industry advisory boards comprising of senior executives from multiple sectors to provide input, such as sharing viewpoints, employment demands and the qualities that employers look for in graduates, all so that Kaplan’s curriculum is made industry oriented and current.
Additionally, helping its students be successful in their chosen career paths, the Career Development Series managed by Kaplan’s Student Affairs & Graduate Services Office (SAGSO), is a 3-dimensional career advisory series of developmental workshops & talks, as well as career counselling to prepare students for the industry.