Got an F in school? There are still ‘100 ways’ to be successful
by Wan Ting Koh
Mr Sim returned to university at age 52 and graduated with a Master in Public Administration at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy four years later. Just two months ago, he graduated from a Silicon Valley think-tank, Singularity University, in San Francisco.
His advice? “The child is on a discovery journey. We shouldn’t try to block that journey… let the child discover [their own interests], don’t force them into strange situations,” said Mr Sim.
This article is part of a series on SkillsFuture, in collaboration with MOE and SSG. Read the other pieces here:
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- SMACK IN THE MIDDLE: Keys to success
- 5 skills employers want you to have in tomorrow’s job market
- Don’t underestimate ‘soft skills’ in your career
- 50 Faces: What is success to you?
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