The Talent Development Programme (TDP) grew out of a Mentoring Initiative for the Malay/Muslim students of Anderson Junior College in 2004. The Initiative matched students with working professionals and the students were given the opportunity to explore their career options and develop academic and life skills. Inspired by the success of the collaboration, the MClub members decided to expand the programme to include more beneficiaries and other capability developmental aspects. This eventually evolved into the TDP, which was officially launched in 2005.
Today, the desire to help students nurture their aspirations and develop their potential, remains at the heart of the programme. The TDP is open to all Malay/Muslim students studying in Junior Colleges, Pre-University Institutions and Pre-U Madrasahs, and organises activities under the three core segments below. It is our hope to inculcate a forward-looking and global outlook in the students and equip them with the knowledge, aptitude and skills to prepare them for the rigours of their academic, personal and professional life.
Career Prerogatives Series
Our well-received Career Prerogatives sessions are usually industry-specific and involves working professionals in various stages of their careers sharing knowledge about the inner workings of the industry, personal experiences, and advice to interested students. It is hoped that by providing this exposure and insight, the students are better informed and inspired to explore and shape their own career aspirations.
Over the years, the TDP has invited professionals from a diverse range of industries such as Medical, Legal, Banking and Finance, Creative Arts, Broadcasting and Information Technology, among many others. The Career Prerogatives Series will continue to expand to cover more relevant industries of interest.
CarpeDiem Skills Workshops
The Carpe Diem Skills workshops aims to raise the capabilities and competencies of the students in specific skill sets which are relevant to their needs at this stage in their lives. Our workshops cover networking, CV writing and interview skills as well as guides to university and scholarship applications. We also offer mock interview sessions for students to simulate a desired interview and practise their interview skills in front of a mock panel.
Empowerment & Enlightenment Seminars
TDP also regularly organises seminars aimed at imparting our youths with useful life skills and knowledge for personal development. Past seminars have touched on topics such as entrepreneurship, studying overseas, preparing for National Service, winning the war for talent as well as tips and strategies for maximising the JC years and preparing for the ‘A’ levels.
We are also keen to engage the youths in current affairs discussions. In 2007, the students of National Junior College conducted a Terrorism dialogue session which allowed them to exercise their organisation and leadership skills. We hope to engage more student bodies and teachers to explore areas of growth and deepen relationships so we can better cater to the needs of our aspiring and enthusiastic young future leaders.
Call for Volunteers & Beneficiaries
The TDP team is constantly encouraged by the strong support and feedback given for our activities by the student beneficiaries and their teachers. We hope to reach out to more students in the Junior Colleges, Pre-University Institutions and Pre-U Madrasahs. If you are interested to receive information about upcoming events or to enrol, please email email@example.com.
TDP aims to achieve the MClub’s objectives in engaging and building bridges with the young professionals within the community. The activities under the TDP are made possible due to the efforts of the dedicated volunteers overseeing the events and our esteemed speakers who have proven to be valuable resources for the programme. If you are interested to contribute as a volunteer or resource person for a particular field, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.