TJIN LEE, 45
Founder and managing director of Mercury Marketing & Communications; and co-founder of Life Beyond Grades, a social movement that was launched in September 2018.
“A mindset shift doesn’t happen overnight. We are now executing the second part of the campaign, which is about the future of hiring and skills of the future, because after all, the purpose of school is to prepare us for our careers. We will have a series of four talks where employers such as DBS and hedge fund companies share how they use video games or personality tests to recruit people. The
first one kicked off on Nov 10; the rest are planned for the first quarter of 2019.
“We want parents to understand that employers are shifting the way they hire. We want to show parents the jobs they don’t even know exist. It may then relax them in the way they view grades.
“We are also in conversation with the Ministry of Education, because I believe that to effect change, we need a three-pronged approach – the public sector, private sector, and people collaborations. It should not just be the public sector making policies that the public doesn’t believe in.”
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