My heartiest congratulations to you on completing another huge milestone in your learning journey!
2020 had been particularly challenging for us, having to cope with the detrimental effects of COVID-19. Coming together as an institution, we have remained united in managing the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While dealing with disruptions caused by the pandemic have been difficult, I am heartened to share that these fateful experiences have also brought us closer, where I have seen our students, staff and alumni coming together as one-RP, putting forth our best efforts to adapt to changes around us.
This year, the RP Graduation Ceremony occurs amidst Phase 3 of COVID-19. While we would not be able to host the graduation ceremony in the same scale as pre-COVID times, we are grateful to still be able to celebrate and congratulate one another in person when we hold the ceremony in May 2021 while adhering to safe management measures.
Graduation signifies the start of a new chapter of your life. Wherever your path leads you next, I believe that your time at RP has prepared you well for the new challenges ahead! I am happy that RP was part of your transformative journey.
I am sure you would agree that education at RP is like no other. The rigours of Problem-based Learning, the wide range of student-life activities and the industry-based programmes have equipped you with the skills and knowledge to give you a head start in your career and further education. You have also acquired soft skills that enable you to work effectively in groups and solve problems efficiently, both of which are valued skillsets in the workforce.
Let’s embrace challenges as we progress forward and seize opportunities to learn, grow, innovate, adapt and be resilient. Whatever you choose to do next, remember that learning is a lifelong journey. The world is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. To help prepare for your future, RP has various learning schemes and initiatives in place to support your education and career aspirations. If you are planning to deepen your skillset, I am pleased to share that you will get to sign up for up to three (3) free Skills-Based Modular Courses or SkillsFuture Series (SFS) courses when you get onboard our Alumni Skills Advancement Programme (ASAP). To sign up or to find out more, visit the ASAP webpage.
I would like to take the opportunity to also congratulate graduates from RP Academy for Continuing Education (RP ACE). It was not easy juggling work, family and many other commitments, but you have successfully completed your programme through sheer grit and determination. I am confident that the skills and knowledge you have acquired will help you stay relevant in the ever-evolving work environment.
You are now new members of a community of RP alumni who have gone on to achieve their dreams and aspirations. As you embark on the next phase of your life, know that you can be so much more than you think. I encourage you to stay connected to the RP family by joining Club Republic and following our social media pages so that we can continue to celebrate your achievements.
On behalf of your lecturers and the RP management team, I wish you the very best for your future endeavours and continue to learn and achieve!
Yeo Li Pheow
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