Education (Early Childhood)
The Early Childhood Care and Education industry has seen a significant growth over the past few years, and is expected to grow in line with rising demand for early childhood services. As of May 2016, there are about 16,000 Early Childhood educators, and the figures are expected to grow by 2,000 in 2-3 years time.
How does e2i support Individuals & Businesses in Education?
Early Childhood Care & Education Career Fair
Themed “Let Dreams Take Off”, this event was a collaboration between e2i and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) that featured job and training opportunities in the early childhood sector. 10 employers offered about 1,000 vacancies at the event ranging from childcare teachers, educarers and admin positions.
The event helped to increase the awareness of career and training opportunities in the early childhood sector, and attracted more than 1,000 jobseekers, with more than 800 interviews conducted at the event. An e-Career Fair featuring 21 employers and 1,200 vacancies would take place from 4 July to 15 September 2017 to address the ongoing recruitment needs for this sector.
Early Childhood Job Immersion Fair
The job fair offered over 200 Career Trial places and attracted about 200 jobseekers. The Career Trial (CT) Programme for the EC sector and the Certified-On-the-Job Training Centre (COJTC) Scheme were announced by the Essential Domestic Services Training Committee (supported by e2i and ESU).
Besides improving the selection process for both job entrants and employers through CT, the COJTC Scheme is targeted in helping SMEs structure and institutionalise in-house and on-the-job training for employees. Leveraging the job fair, ESU’s micro-learning on the Employment Contract on ULeap was also shared with jobseekers to promote on-the-go learning.