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METEOR!

Learn Real-World Skills That

Prepare You For The Future

Our 5-week long METEOR! programme is designed for youths in secondary schools aged 14-17. As the world grows increasingly complex, our programme aims to help students grow in capacity and capability to navigate future uncertainties.

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Programme Learning Outcomes:

Youths will learn to better navigate complexities at the workplace and how they can make positive changes wherever they find themselves.

Specifically, participants who go through the programme can expect the following:

Practise individual development and learn self-awareness.

Learn skills in demand related to chosen career pathways

Gain an understanding of how to identify organisational needs, and the roles that individuals can play in that

 

Programme Timeline

Session 1

Online Module

Participants are to complete this by 31 Oct 2021, following which interviews will be scheduled by 20 Nov 2021.

Individual Discovery and Profiling; Succeeding at Interviews 

Learn how to design a resume and portfolio. Optimise your resume with personalised pointers on how to present yourself, including on choice of fonts and layout, so as to give yourself the best shot at being selected in the few seconds recruiters take to scan your resume. Get interview tips and hear directly from employers through an actual interview opportunity for an internship position of your choice!

Session 2

22 November 2021

10am - 1pm [SGT]

Setting Expectations: Personal Growth and Learning Outcomes (with task simulations)

Set up your own learning goals. Work on actual tasks that an organisation of your interest might assign you. Get feedback on your work, and learn to ask the right questions. Gain an understanding of how to orientate yourself when you join a new team, so as to understand organisational interests and advance your role.

Session 3

24 November 2021

10am - 1pm [SGT]

Communication Styles and Working in Teams

Understand different communication styles, and practise using them in different contexts. Learn how written and verbal communication techniques directly impact your ability to assert, empathise, build confidence, and create lightness where appropriate. 

Session 4

26 November 2021

10am - 1pm [SGT]

Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Network

Set up and populate your LinkedIn profile. Balance between professionalism and personal connection for effective reach on the platform. Use your newfound LinkedIn networking skills and reach out to a professional (of your choice) from Crater's network. Co-organise a networking event in December, with your peers in this programme! 

Session 5

1 December 2021

10am - 1pm [SGT]

Practising Self-Awareness

Understand your self and your relationship with others. Break out of unhelpful emotional habits. Identify habits that you tend towards and learn to make better choices.

Session 6

The entire month of December

Portfolio Building: Kickstart Personal Projects or an Internship with Our Partners*

Reflect on how you will do things differently for a better result. Receive feedback from our partners regarding your interview performance. Identify steps to improve your capabilities and embark on portfolio-building with our guidance. Learn to create opportunities for yourself, so that you can have stronger portfolios that can augment your strengths and bolster your weaknesses.

Session 7

29 December 2021

10am - 1pm [SGT]

Consolidating Learning Experiences 

Reflect on your experiences and learnings from the past sessions. Share with your peers your areas of growth. Identify what you would do differently or areas you wish to further explore/ develop in moving forward.

*The portfolio building session will be a month-long process where students have the opportunity to kickstart their own innovation project, or join their desired organisation as an intern for a month!

 
 

We believe that hands-on experiences such as embarking on an internship or kickstarting a passion project are invaluable portfolio-building opportunities. These opportunities allow individuals to discover themselves, learn to work better with others and delve head first into innovative solutions for real-world problems.

What students say

“In school when we answer questions,

there is already a set answer. But at work it’s a lot more complex than that, there is no answer and we have to just keep trying.”
Yufan, 15

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“I've never used Canva properly before.

The programme was really helpful in helping me explore more, especially as I focused on design. I became more confident in asking questions as I got to practice interacting with someone and clarifying my doubts.”
Qing Ran, 15

“This programme has been a super enriching experience for me! I realised how communications is such an important soft skill at the workplace.”
Kacey, 15

“Upon reflection, I realised how I could have better facilitated meetings and discussions. I got to learn more deeply about the Singaporean context, specifically how our cultural norms affect how we view and treat the elderly. The workshops were very helpful as it allowed me to discover a new side of myself. I realised that I use different types of communication styles in different settings, and I look forward to experimenting with them.”
Kirstin, 15

 

What our partners say

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“My interns were inquisitive & learned very quickly. Most of them took initiative and had good working attitudes. Some of them extended their internship with us and continue to help out .”

- Rong Xin, Co Founder & Chief Explorer of Explorer Junior

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“The students had done well and were able to contribute in the role(s) we had assigned to them.”

- Adrian, Co Founder & Chief Operations Officer of SG Assist

Our Approach

Situations like starting an innovation project or joining an internship at a young age allow students to be exposed and motivated to pick up new skills essential to navigate the future. Through this, students become future-ready and better able to deal with uncertainty. 

Drawing from research in various disciplines, including complexity sciences, organisational development, futures thinking and the social sciences, METEOR is designed to focus on three key aspects that mutually reinforce each other to enable adaptability and confidence to act in emergent and uncertain situations.  

1

Self-Awareness

Practise individual development and learn self-awareness

2

Skills In Demand

Learn skills in demand related to chosen career pathways

3

Strategic Perspectives

Gain an understanding of how to identify organisational needs, and the roles that individuals can play in that

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should sign up for the programme?


We are looking for youths of secondary school age. Participants should be interested in being better prepared for the future, or have an interest in exploring how they may one day be able to impact society.




What are the key dates of the programme?


Registration: 21 September to 31 October 2021. Programme duration: 22 November to 29 December 2021.




Where will the workshops be held?


Workshops will be held online via Zoom. We hope to transition back to in-person workshops once current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.




What types of internships are available?


We have a wide range of partners in different industries, with internship positions centered around marketing, product development and operations and managerial roles.

However, while every participant will have the opportunity to submit an application, not every applicant will be selected for an interview or an internship position. Participants may choose to attend an internship (if selected), or pursue a project of their interest.




How will payment be made?


Enrol now and make payment through teachable.




How is this programme relevant to youths?


From our experience working within schools and education more generally, we have noticed the gap between the outcomes of our education system, and the skills needed to navigate work and life upon graduation. Young people are thrust into increasingly emergent and uncertain situations, in which they are expected to make decisions with no prior experience. Our choice to intervene at this age reflects our position that young people are capable of making nuanced decisions, and have great potential as they develop and experiment with autonomy, following which they move onto tertiary/vocational education or directly into the workforce. To find out more about how the world is increasingly complex, and decision-making arenas increasingly emergent. Keep an eye out for details on our upcoming webinar featuring an expert dialogue on the future of work!




What do the fees contribute to?


Besides covering the logistical and administrative costs required to run the workshops, the fees also help to remunerate our contributors for their expertise and research work that help ensure the quality delivery of our programme.




Will there be another cycle?


Yes! The next cycle will likely start in June 2022. Join our mailing list to stay updated with our programme and event news.




Do you provide financial assistance?


Special assistance can be offered to individuals who require financial help on a case by case basis. To access our financial assistance scheme, fill in this form and get instructions on how to sign up.




Where can I get more information?


You may reach us via email at hello@crater.sg.





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Are you a student who wants to join this programme?

Or a parent who wants to prepare your child for the future of work?