Asked on 25 Jun 2018
Due to AI / tech advances, with Singapore being one of the most competitive country in the world, lifelong learing is a must at 20/30/40 and even 50. Otherwise, one would be out of job in the future or career may stay stagnant and at the mercy of employer who might be fire happy or when the ship is not doing well, people is always the first to go. So don't stop learning.
Instead of Degree, should go for professional certification couses. Not only are they more practical, close to what the industry is needed, it has also shorter duration to get, more affordable. With Skillfuture creditss, NIFC fundings and other fundings available from ministry (the training course provider will know and will definitely share with you), one should go for these courses rather than degree which "almost everyone on the street has it" and "does not proof to potential employer that you can do the job".
Hope it's a good considerations for you :) Cheers!
I don't think its too late for me, if you want to pursue it, there is definitely nothing wrong with it. You can take it as gaining more skill sets for things you have passion on.
There's never too old in learning, previously I had a 70+ yr old classmate in my part-time diploma class. The additional knowledge that you gain will surely help to enrich yourself. If you treat getting a degree as investment, somehow, getting a degree does help in a certain extend in your career path, esp in MNC. However, personal development in terms of personal skills, EQ, etc are just as important to help you grow further! ;)
It is never too late or too old to pursue a degree. It is always good to embrace lifelong learning. No matter how old we are, there is always a need to upgrade ourselves to stay relevant.
Definitely not! In fact, if you have the passion for the respective topic, you should just jump in and educate yourself accordingly :) To be honest, early 30s is considered young. If you think about it, you'll be done at around mid-30, then you have the next 20 - 30 years to really be a master at that topic/expertise accordingly.