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Avid Adventures on the SME Skills Accelerator Programme

The past 18 months have been such an adventure for us! With the various Covid measures that were implemented, we had to quickly digitalise all our tools and bring our career design workshops online.

Events were cancelled, face-to-face workshops had to cease and we lost our then-biggest ever contract at the start of the pandemic.

However, it’s true what they say, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

We’re thankful that through Prudential’s SME Skills Accelerator Programme, we could learn how to quickly pivot, digitalise and drive new initiatives within our company.

Today, more than 2,500 students in Singapore Ministry of Education, Singapore (MOE) schools have played our digital career design game.

We have also just been approved as a People’s Association operator, and are looking forward to bringing our offerings to working adults and seniors.

Most recently, we have been approached by schools in the US who were looking to gamify Career Design. We are super excited to be bringing a bit of Singapore to help overseas students discover their career purpose and build resilience.

Before Covid, we wouldn’t have thought this was even possible. The path wasn’t easy, and we are continuously and actively learning each day through structured courses and also at the workplace.

The design thinking course with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) helped, and we are particularly appreciative of how Professor Kristin Wood and Shreya M Venkatesh guided us in the process. 

To all the SMEs who are looking to pivot, we stand with you. As a Covid response a year back, our team developed a tool ( to help individuals identify their skills gaps and upskill through relevant courses on the SkillsFuture SG website. 

Shout out to SkillsFuture SG Singapore which supported this initiative with their APIs. We hope it will be helpful to more people.

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