Salaries of poly grads across courses

January 10, 2017

ST, 9 Jan 2017, Poly grads’ starting pay rises after flat two years

The graduating class of 2015 who landed full-time jobs were hired on a median monthly salary of $2,100, compared with $2,000 in 2013 and 2014.

The monthly pay of graduates who had completed national service (NS) after finishing school in 2012 also moved up by $100 to $2,500.

The survey, which involved 10,513 graduates from last year and 4,876 post-NS graduates who completed their diploma course in 2012, also compared the pay levels of polytechnic graduates across different courses. Those with diplomas in built environment, engineering and maritime, and health sciences were the best paid.


Past Results
Demand for Polytechnic graduates has consistently been strong.

GES 2015
– Press release for GES 2015 (Dated 8 Jan 2016)
– MOM Report on Graduate Starting Salary 2015
GES 2014
– Press release for GES 2014 (Dated 15 Jan 2015)
– MOM Report on Graduate Starting Salary 2014

Source of MOM reports: MOM Statistics & Publications

Jobs, Training Options Available in ICT Sector

January 10, 2017

TODAY, 7 Jan 2017, Too old? Not a tech geek? The ICT sector welcomes you

Amid the slowing economy and uncertain job market, many Singaporeans have said they are unsure of where to start looking for opportunities in several growth industries. To that end, TODAY has launched an eight-part weekly series that looks at the openings available, the prospects and how workers can equip themselves with the skills for these positions. In the previous instalments, we looked at the logistics, food manufacturing, hotel and early childhood industries.

This week, in the fifth part of the series, we focus on the fast-growing information and communications technology (ICT) sector, which has generated numerous jobs and seen many mid-career entrants — both young and old — successfully making the switch, and proving that age and a lack of familiarity with ICT are no significant barriers.


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January 9, 2017

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SingPost offers festive postage rates for Chinese New Year

January 4, 2017

Singapore, 3 January 2017 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) is offering festive postage rates for Chinese New Year. The rates will be applicable for stamped and franked greeting cards posted between 7 January 2017 and 29 January 2017.

This is the 16th year SingPost is offering promotional postal rates to encourage the sending of greeting cards during Singapore’s four major festivals: Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas.





December 30, 2016

Faye’s Moments Live 2016 (王菲幻乐一场2016演唱会) – 30 Dec 2016 @ SGT 7.30pm

Register using your QQ or WeChat(微信) account.


Ask Kopi Kakis

December 30, 2016

To communicate government policies to the public in a simple and accessible way, PA introduced the Ask Kopi Kakis (AKK) initiative in all Community Centres/Clubs (CCs). Residents can learn more about key government policies and schemes that they can benefit from by visiting any of the Ask Kopi Kakis kiosks conveniently located at 108 CCs island wide.

The Ask Kopi Kakis booklets, a set of three easy-to-read policy booklets, contain bite-sized details on a wide range of topics ranging from healthcare subsidies and housing grants, to transport and education schemes that are of interest to residents at various stages of their lives.

It is grouped into three themes that people would find relevant in different stages of their lives: Getting Ahead In My Career (PDF), Caring For My Family (PDF) and Caring For Seniors (PDF).

Residents can visit their nearest CCs to get a copy of the Ask Kopi Kakis booklets.

Singapore Electricity Tariff Revision for Q1 (2017)

December 30, 2016

Singapore Electricity Tariff Revision for Q1 (2017)

TODAY, 30 Dec 2016

For the quarter 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2017, electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 5.7% or 1.07 cents per kWh compared to the previous quarter. This is due to a 10.6% increase in the cost of natural gas for electricity generation.

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December 26, 2016

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Beneficiaries can use CPF monies for funeral expenses

December 14, 2016

Beneficiaries can use CPF monies for funeral expenses


We refer to Mr Marcus Tan’s letter “Allow CPF use for funeral expenses” (Nov 1, online).

When a Central Provident Fund member who has made a valid nomination dies, his/her CPF monies would be distributed to the beneficiaries according to the nomination.

Nominees who are responsible for the deceased member’s last rites can use the bequest to pay for the funeral expenses. If there is no nomination, the Public Trustee’s Office (PTO) would disburse the monies according to intestacy laws.

If the monies are needed for funeral expenses, a beneficiary can apply to the PTO for a reimbursement of funeral expenses, capped at S$6,000, from the deceased member’s non-nominated CPF monies.

For more information or to download the online application form for the reimbursement of funeral expenses, the public may visit the PTO’s website. We thank Mr Tan for the opportunity to clarify.

New PAssion Silver Concession Card

December 14, 2016


PAssion Silver Concession Card

A new PAssion card exclusive to seniors will be issued free to all Singaporean citizens aged 60 years and above from Monday (Dec 5) onwards. It will combine the functions of their senior citizen concession card with the PAssion card.

Senior citizens who want to use the card for transport must activate it by the end of May at a Transit Link ticket office, by producing their identity card or existing concession card. Temporary booths will also be set up at selected train stations and bus interchanges to make activation more convenient for seniors.

All seniors who turn 60 by Jan 31 will receive their cards by the end of March. Citizens who turn 60 after the cut-off date will receive their invitations in their birthday month.

Holders of the new card will enjoy discounted rates at PA Community Clubs’ courses, activities and facilities, and at merchants such as Giant and Cold Storage (3% off at Giant on Tuesdays and 3% off at Cold Storage on Wednesdays). KrisFlyer members also get 5 per cent off Singapore Airlines fares.

Seniors will also be entitled to a five-year National Library Board (NLB) Partner Membership, which allows them to borrow up to 10 items, and to concession fares on public transport, with at least 25 per cent off the adult fare.