The 37-year-old noted that making a mid-career transition to do social work was daunting, especially having to work and study at the same time.
“This was one of the best things I did for myself, because if not, I would still be stuck in the same situation,” he added.
“It was quite scary, especially when you are doing it at a later stage in your life. But now, I have no regrets.”
UPSKILLING TO STAY RELEVANT
MOM’s latest labour market report noted that Singapore’s resident employment fell for the first time since the second quarter of 2020.
The number of employed Singapore citizens and permanent residents shrank by 1,200 in the second quarter of this year.
Manpower experts said workers will need to constantly upskill to stay relevant.
“Depending on a lot of different factors that you cannot control, fluke, your luck, a chain of events, you might be able to be in something from your first job until the end,” said human resources analyst Adrian Tan.
“But I think for most others, we do have to be very open-minded to what the market presents itself with.”