Thursday, April 29, 2010


Meet Joscelyn Tan (2nd from left) and her friends. They are the first batch of students doing a 3-year diploma course in Gerontological Management Studies at Temasek Polytechnic.

With the rise in the number of older adults in countries across the globe, institutions of higher learning, from the University of Pittsburg in the USA to Monash University in Australia, from Keele University in the UK to National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, are now seeing a parallel increase in student enrolment for courses on gerontology and other age-related programmes.

This is a clear indication that young people are becoming aware of the employment / entrepreneurial opportunities that are opening up in the emerging silver industry.

Click here to get an idea of the courses available for those interested in working with older people. Nothing like getting some paper qualifications to lend credibility to your name if your interest lies in this area of work or, as in my case, community service.

If your daughter (or son) has just completed her A-levels and has yet to decide on what course to take up at tertiary level, you might want to direct her to the field of gerontology and geriatrics.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Australian aged are generally well served by geriatricians, who are specialist doctors.