These Singapore ladies are not about to stop

Fresh graduates Prabhmeet Kaur and Balpreet Kaur Purba continue to arm themselves with added-value qualifications

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Singapore | 26 Nov 2016 | Asia Samachar |

 

Prabhmeet Kaur and Balpreet Kaur Purba are amongst the latest batch of fresh Sikh graduates in Singapore.

They caught the attention Singapore’s Manpower Ministry.

They were among young graduates who are proactive in charting their career journey, pursue their passions, widen their experiences in and outside of school, and to stay positive in the midst of uncertain times.

Prabhmeet and Balpreet were among the four dozen fresh Sikh graduates who were feted at the Sikh Graduates Tea Reception 2016 organised by the Young Sikh Association, Singapore (YSA) and the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board’s Sikh Centre in October 2016.

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say was the guest of honour.

Their stories were featured at the ministry’s Facebook page (See: Grabbing opportunities or waiting it out? 10 Oct 2016).

Prabmeet Kaur - PHOTO / SINGAPORE MANPOWER FACEBOOK
Prabmeet Kaur – PHOTO / SINGAPORE MANPOWER FACEBOOK

PRABHMEET KAUR

“I plan to major in political sciences, so that I can advocate for important issues and causes in my future career.

It is important for me to gain more experience beyond my academic qualifications, which will equip me with relevant skills for my future career. I believe I can achieve this by undertaking internships and volunteering, as well as attending dialogue sessions.”

– Ms Prabhmeet Kaur, who graduated with a diploma in mass media and is now studying social sciences at a university, feels that there are many opportunities for students to gain work-related skills while studying.

Balpreet Kaur Purba - PHOTO / SINGAPORE MANPOWER FACEBOOK
Balpreet Kaur Purba – PHOTO / SINGAPORE MANPOWER FACEBOOK

BALPREET KAUR PURBA

“I am currently pursuing another qualification in accounting while working in audit at the same time. I have been going for night classes at a private institution, so that I can better understand the concepts needed to become a full-fledged accountant in the future.

I am also looking to apply for courses using my SkillsFuture credits, as these courses value-add to my academic education and allows me to improve myself in other areas which would better prepare me for the working world.”

– Ms Balpreet Kaur Purba, a graduate in Sports Science and Management, who is also pursuing another qualification in accounting.

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