Singapore is facing its worst recession on record, and mature workers need to upskill to remain relevant to the agile workforce 

Six months ago, 65-year-old Helena Wong, a secondary school teacher, was told that her yearly contract would not be renewed after the June school holidays. The news surprised the chemistry teacher who has been an educator for over 30 years. “All my life, I have dedicated to teaching and nurturing students. So, this came as a shock to me as I was at a loss on how to pass my time and earn some income,” she tells The Edge Singapore.

A desire not to stay home, unemployed, pushed Wong to send out applications “aggressively” from March. Her focus was on teaching roles in other secondary schools and private educational institutions such as tuition centres and private schools.

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