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Talent Development Programme (TDP)

TDP is the College’s pinnacle leadership programme to prepare high ability students for top tiered scholarships and courses in the universities. Students in this programme will be exposed to opportunities to build on their portfolio, focusing on the 21st century competencies and outcomes. Students will be trained in interview skills and the designing of their personal statement. Every student in the programme will be mentored by a dedicated tutor from the Student Leadership team.

TDP.pngApart from these opportunities to further develop the our students' interests and portfolio, they will also get to meet and interact with our alumni from the Temasek Talent Network. The network comprises of scholars, lawyers, doctors and well-established alumni. Through this network, students can look forward to learning from the alumni's rich experiences, empowering every generation of TJCian to achieve even more.

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Sharing by Temasek Talent Network and TJC Alumni

We welcomed representatives from NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, and SUSS to share what life is like in our local universities and how to apply to various programmes. As part of our Temasek Talent Network initiative, we also invited passionate TJC alumni studying and working in fields such as STEM, Medicine, Law, Social Sciences, and Mass Communication to share their experiences with our JC students. We hope the sharing has empowered our TJCians to dream bigger and bolder dreams!

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Community Leadership Projects

Our students in TDP embark on various community projects, living up to the programme’s motto of “Developing self for others”.

The Community Laboratory Programme (CLP) and Citi- YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) are two of the platforms for our students to actualise their spirit of volunteerism and activism. Through the various projects, the TDP students serve and lead communities in their areas of passion.

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Prudential Young Trail Blazers Competition – Best Innovation Award!

Our students from the Talent Development Programme (TDP) worked tirelessly on their projects for the Prudential Young Trail Blazers Competition. It is an innovation and entrepreneurship competition where participants were challenged to design creative business solutions using Design Thinking. Team TJ Titans clinched the Most Innovative Award.

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The Asian and Oceanian High School Students' Forum 2019

Petrina Lee from TDP and CG 27/18 was selected to represent Singapore in the Asian and Oceanian High School students' forum held in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Through the forum, Petrina deepened her global perspective by interacting with high school students from 21 Asian and Oceanian countries on topics such as global environmental issues, tourism and culture.

She also went on a Study Tour to World Heritage site Koyosan.

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JC2 SG Perspectives with Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

For JC2 SG Perspectives, we were happy to have Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to speak to our JC2 students on issues pertinent to Singapore and Singaporean youths. Through the dialogue with SMS Sim, students were to appreciate the considerations behind policy- making and deepen their understanding and engagement of national issues.

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JC1 SG Perspectives with Ambassador Ong Keng Yong

We had the privilege of having Ambassador Ong Keng Yong share with our JC1 students on the foreign policies of Singapore. Our students learnt important lessons on diplomacy from Ambassador Ong’s vast international experience as the former Secretary General of ASEAN.

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European Union (EU) Comes to Your School Project with Austrian Ambassador to Singapore, Karin Fichtinger-Grohe

The Austrian Ambassador to Singapore, Karin Fichtinger-Grohe visited TJC on 22 May 2019 as part of the European Union Comes to Your School programme. She met and interacted with students from the Talent Development Programme, the Students' Council and the Humanities Programme. The students had a lively discussion on issues concerning Austria and the European Union.

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