It was clear to me that at some point in my life, I will pursue my passion in early childhood. However, being a mid-careerist, there are not many organisations that offer a Management Associate (MA) programme to people of my profile as it is often targeted at fresh graduates. It was great that NTUC First Campus (NFC) is diversifying the profile of Management Associates.
More importantly, I was inspired by NFC’s drive to be the leader to uplift the early childhood sector, to further professionalise it and attract more people to join the sector. Also, the MA programme allows one to serve on the ground first by directly teaching the children before taking on leadership roles within a shorter span of time.