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3 #learninggoals from MTC's Essential Communications Programme

Did you hear the school bell ring? It’s the first day of school for our incoming batch of new students for MTC’s Essential Communications Programme!

Make The Change (MTC) Singapore has always been innovating and exploring better ways to facilitate her programmes. With the insights gleaned from our two intakes previously, we have been developing a specialised creative programme that allows students to enter the creative industry with the relevant skills that employers seek.

With 22 students trained to date, we are humbled to be part of their growth in gaining new skills and building confidence for themselves. Their excitement have always been evident in the way they look forward to lessons, and their willingness to learn has been a great source of motivation for the MTC crew to keep going.

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1. Paving creativity’s way to employment

Designed to introduce the fundamentals of design, MTC’s Essential Communications Programme seeks to show and share what communication really means. With an understanding on design for business needs, learners can gradually build up an awareness and sensing for the demands of the marketplace.

This also spells a great start of many great portfolios, as passionate individuals can use it as a springboard to venture into the creative industry in Singapore. Bridging opportunities, MTC will also liaise with her partners in the marketplace to source for industrial projects for the learners upon graduation.

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2. An inclusive space to sharpen social skills

The classroom environment is a great space for new friendships to be forged and strengthened. Facing the same journey of learning and trying out the tools and techniques for themselves, it is common ground for learners to know more about each other. For MTC, it has always been about the people. Peer-learning, encouragement and joy come from the social circle formed during class.

Trying our best to cater to every special need, MTC strives to make the most ideal arrangement for learning. For instance, there will always be a sign interpreter for classes with deaf students, and ample space for mobility for wheelchair users.

By mentoring each learner on his/her individual strengths and weaknesses, MTC seeks to prepare them with necessary interpersonal skills for future employment as well.

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3. Be known for who you truly are

Undoubtedly, personal growth is one of the key takeaways from the programme. Through the provision of relevant know-hows for self-branding, MTC’s Essential Communications programme provide the platform for learners to build on their profiles. In the disruptive world today where change is imminent and necessary, a key to rise above is arguably the ability to discern and foster an anchored identity.

Knowing who you are and what you stand for allow others to know and stand with you in what you believe. With more and more people seeking for a purposeful life, self-branding is important to growth both inwardly and outwardly. The ability to communicate and express these ideals are also one of the key learning points that the programme seeks to bring across.

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Do you have a project for us?

With all 3 #learninggoals in mind, Make The Change (MTC) Singapore is geared for her third run of the Essential Communications Programme in collaboration with SGEnable.

For those who are interested in learning more on specialised aspects, MTC also offers two other courses. With website management and e-commerce, learners are given the platform to solve issues and manage entrepreneurial challenges from online to offline portals. On another note, digital marketing is another programme that leverages on day-to-day technology to equip learners with the ability to communicate effectively and develop a career in the digital space.

If you are a corporate who sees the gold in what we do, and would like to engage our passionate learners with potential design-related projects, do contact our business development manager at We would love to meet you :)


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