Benefits of doing a Work-Study Program
Alliance Collegiate of Education offers a unique work-study program that enables our students to obtain their diploma in Singapore while simountanously gaining valuable practical work experience.
Work Study Program Details
You may be interested in pursuing an education in Singapore or even to get a job in Singapore. Perhaps you may have achieved a diploma locally, but are interested in getting a job in Singapore, despite not having prior experience. But we get it – many students are unable to financially afford an international education experience.
However, with our unique work-integrated study program, you will be able to get a fully sponsored diploma in Singapore while gaining allowance from working at renowned local service providers. In other words, students will learn and attend classes in Singapore to obtain their diploma while working a part-time job. The allowance earned from this work-study program will assist with tuition fees, living expenses and other education-related costs.
Why should I go for a work-study program?
- High employability.
It may be difficult for some students to obtain a job, perhaps due to conflict in schedules while studying or simply not being able to land one with no experience. In many instances, there may be several candidates competing for the same part-time job especially in Singapore. However, with our work study program, one of the first things we do is assist our students in finding a work placement. This means that you would not need to worry too much about where you’ll find an allowance while you are studying locally.
- Effectively uses your time
It is not uncommon to see students juggling a part-time job while studying. However, finances aside, the experience from work-integrated learning puts you one step ahead of students or graduates in the same field. For instance, our hospitality students are able to brush up on their communication skills, enhance their timeliness and have a deeper understanding of what the workforce is like while implementing what they have learned in the classroom. These skills you gain while working, which could take years, can be cultivated in a shorter amount of time.
- Gain relevant skills
How often do you hear of law students having a part time retail job? Or accounting students working part time as a barista at a bubble tea shop? These skills, although definitely helpful, may be seen as irrelevant in their professional field. With our work and study program our students are given jobs in places where their skills are relevant and put to use. For our students pursuing their diploma in hospitality management, they work in notable hospitality companies in Singapore! Not only does this look good on their resume, it also gives our students the confidence and understanding of how working in the field would be like.
- Financial control
Unlike most forms of financial aid or scholarships, your work-study earnings are given directly to you. This means that you are in control; you get to choose how and where to spend your income, and can prioritize your expenses as you see fit. Of course, we would always recommend that educational expenses remain a priority. However, with financial flexibility, you’d be able to enjoy your time here in Singapore while obtaining your diploma. There is, after all, more to life than working and studying!
Through our placement programs, your employer will be fully aware that you are a student, whether you are obtaining a diploma in hospitality or business. Therefore, we make it a point to remind our collaborators, and the work managers to our students to be as flexible as possible in scheduling work hours around your class schedule.
Eligibility for a work-study program?
We have seen a tremendous rise in numbers of individuals enrolling with us at Alliance Collegiate of Education due to this integrated education and career progression through experiential learning.
We believe that everyone can pursue an education and study what they want to get them one step closer to their dream job.
So if you’re interested in pursuing this path, get in touch with us today!