Educational opportunities in IT jobs

As much as there is a high demand for IT jobs in Singapore, the need for highly trained and experienced professionals is also apparent. Those who are already in the managerial level in the IT industry have experienced the changes in the technologies applied in software engineering and similar jobs. Unlike in other sectors, years of experience does not give a heavy weight on your credentials. Instead, you should have the necessary skills and capabilities that the company is currently using. Stay abreast by taking on opportunities to learn as much as you can.  

Company trainings

Make the most out of your current IT executive job by signing up for seminars, lectures and courses. List all of them and compile your certificates and awards of recognition. Whether you attend a four-week training on a new system or half a day worth of leadership talks, the important thing is that you do not miss the point. Value the technical learning as much as the soft skills that you gain.


The Education Ministry of Singapore provide partial and full scholarships to worthy candidates. Moreover, different universities in the country such as the National University Singapore and Nanyang University has scholarship grants to eligible students.

The Singapore-MIT Alliance, or SMA, aims to provide scholarship awards to students who want to pursue master and doctorate degrees in Computer Science and other areas of studies. The terms and conditions of the scholarship include full tuition fees, monthly allowances and immersion in MIT that covers two-way return tickets.

Self-funded studies

Since the route to success in the IT industry requires updated skills and knowledge, you should set aside time, money and energy for continuing education. The cost may be high, but it is a much needed career strategy if you want to become successful in the IT industry. In fact, it is now more of a requirement rather than an option for IT professionals and executives.

Think of self-funded education as an investment. The sooner you enrol in a course, the sooner you will reap the benefits. Get ahead of the competition by seizing opportunities to study. Search for online courses which you can tackle alongside your current job. If you can spare a year or more for studies, do it now. Look for the ideal course in the ideal university in relation to your goals as an IT professional.

A worthwhile investment

One great thing about IT is that the industry will only get bigger and better in the coming years. It is a rather young field of expertise, so as you engage in more educational opportunities, you also increase your value. The “return of investment” is high. Career growth goes hand in hand with the person’s improvement as a professional. Although completing another degree does not immediately result to promotion, it contributes to your marketability and will give you eligibility to more executive jobs in Singapore.       

And don’t miss out on personal growth as well. Studying does not only add more skills and knowledge, it is also an avenue through which you can improve on your attitude towards work and handling different situations. More than the increase in salary and the promotion you can expect after completing a course, there are also intangible benefits that you will gain as you learn more.  

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