Fish Tank – 4 youths walked away with $1,000 each to kickstart their career possibilities
Saw 4 Youths pitched for S$1,000 to kickstart their career prototype + 3 Youths progressed since their pitch last year
Following the amazing success of Fish Tank 1.0, we decided to take things to the next level this year! We spread our nets wide to find young people who needed support to kickstart their career possibilities in the form of a project that they’ve always wanted to do – and we found them!
For the first time, Fish Tank was held live in front of a panel of judges and audience. Four young people pitched their ideas and walked away with S$1,000 in funding, networks, and resources to launch their career projects! It was an incredible experience for everyone involved and we can’t wait to see what these talented young people will achieve in the future!
Choose Your Own Adventure – Youths got up close and personal with 4 Singaporean creative professionals and their career adventures
Youths had a chance to explore hands-on if this career is for them
Starting a new career can be a scary experience, especially if you don’t know anyone who has gone before you. But what if you could talk to someone who had and get insight into their career adventures? That’s exactly what our youth participants got to do! They had the opportunity to learn from creative professionals in the fields of writing (Suffian Hakim), music (Miss Lou), live streaming (Supercatkei), and dance (JJ & Ore of Legacy Dance Co) about what it takes to build a creative career in Singapore. They also got to do a little project and receive live feedback and coaching from the professionals. It was a fantastic experience for these young people to learn from those who have already made it in the industry!
Career Discovery Programme – Youths discovered themselves and their exciting career interests
Youths learnt about sharpening and developing their ideas via career prototyping, personal branding, elevator pitch
We know that trying to figure out what you want to do with your life can be super stressful and challenging, especially if you’re interested in an alternative career path. This is how the Career Discovery Programme began as a key part of *SCAPE Career Studio.
Over two Saturdays, a group of young people had the opportunity to explore themselves and their stories, and match those with their current situation to come up with a strategy to reach their career dreams. They were also guided on how to brand themselves as a creative person through an elevator pitch and career project that they could prototype. It was an amazing experience for these young people to discover their potential and develop their career goals.
Here’s what the participants said
- “But because of [the trainers and] *SCAPE, I know that I can do both because I have resources around me and these resources exist in terms of a network of empowering individuals and tangible materials as well. It gave me a lot to think about and I realised that I’m not alone in this journey. There are people who care – like you! And that is empowering me to do more things in life.”
- “Instructors were very passionate and shared candidly on their journey. The session was very insightful and helpful.”
We’re now dreaming up Career Studio 3.0 – might take different forms.