Kum Foong Yee worked in the aviation industry for a decade as an Airline Representative. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when there were fewer flights, she took on administrative work. That was when she noticed her two-year-old son developing exponentially and could play on his own independently, after attending infant care at MFS.
Intrigued by his development, Foong Yee searched online for relevant jobs in the early childhood care and education (ECCE) sector, and read about Workforce Singapore’s Career Conversion Programme.
She enrolled in the Diploma (Conversion) in Early Childhood Care & Education – Teaching in August 2021 and is now undergoing the programme at the National Institute of Early Childhood Development, while working a few days a week at My First Skool (Rivervale Crescent) centre as a Trainee Teacher to gain hands-on experience.