What is this programme about?
Launched in January 2017, as an IAL initiative to help Training & Adult Education (TAE) practitioners (who have completed ACTA/ACLP) gain authentic practice experience through working alongside with AE Mentors, who are established TAE professionals operating TAE related businesses. The AE Mentorship programme has been a popular pathway for the community to accumulate valuable practice experience much needed for better career prospects in the TAE sector.
To date, 99% of those who have undergone the AE Mentorship programme have positive reviews on the learning acquired through the mentorship experience. Beyond this, some outstanding ones have even managed to secure freelance employment with some AE Mentors.
As an ongoing commitment from IAL and our AE Mentors towards enhancing the quality of a Mentee’s learning under the mentorship experience, the AE Mentorship Plus (an upgrade from the current version) will be launched in the second quarter of 2021. Besides a more structured and focused learning experience, Mentees can look forward to a guaranteed allowance which helps defray costs of learning during the mentorship journey.
In this session, IAL’s AE Mentor, Mr William Thien, will be sharing details on four specific job assignments under the AE Mentorship Plus as follow:
Job Assignment Opportunity 1 – Course Quality Management
To submit renewal and new courses applications to SSG for grant status approval. In the process of the preparation and submission, the mentee will need to learn about submission criteria, work with the relevant stakeholders to fulfil content and delivery requirements, produce a submission write up and correspond with the SSG officers for any clarifications.
The mentee will need to be good in writing skills, have good communication skills to liaise with various stakeholders, meticulous and adaptive for alignment work.
Job Assignment Opportunity 2 – eLearning Development
To create the artefacts for blended learning by curating byte-size videos and develop brief content that is aligned to the learning objectives.
The mentee needs to have essential knowledge of curriculum development principles and processes. He/She should be able to create basic learning activities surrounding a learning topic.
Job Assignment Opportunity 3 – Curriculum Development
To support in the curriculum development of writing skills courses. The mentee is expected to carry out extensive research to fulfil the content requirements.
He/ She should have strong English language skills, with good knowledge in curriculum development principles and processes. Candidates who have English language teaching experience preferred.
Job Assignment Opportunity 4 – Competency Framework Development
To support in consultancy projects in job redesign and competency framework development. In the process, the mentee may support in some of these tasks, including to conduct job analysis, identify redesign opportunities, document the revised job scope, develop competency framework, depending on which stage the project is at the time.
The mentee is required to be detailed-oriented, possess good writing and documentation skills, as well as an ability to engage different stakeholders within the client organisation.
Over and above the KSA requirements listed under each of the four assignment opportunities, an individual will have to meet the following criteria to access these four assignment opportunities via the AE Mentorship Plus:
- Must be Singapore Citizen/PR
- Completed ACTA/ACLP
- Can be existing AEP (AAE level only)
- Have a valid AEN membership
- Must submit mentoring log and work sample directly to IAL at the end of mentorship for IAL to disburse honorarium to AE Mentor
William will be happy to offer Mentees more job opportunities in the longer run if he or she performs well in a mentorship cycle under him. Join us at this session for more details on the four AEM Plus Job assignments!