TPsmart is an industry partnership conceived to advance the national agenda of promoting financial literacy amongst secondary school students in Singapore. SmartCo manages the operation and provides the technology to run the school workshops, while Temasek Polytechnic provides the academic framework for the curriculum and facilitates the workshop.
Dr Koh Noi Keng's brainchild and strong foundational curriculum framework on financial literacy gave rise to this programme, supported by HSBC and implemented by TP. She clinched the HSBC Grant for this meaningful project and worked hand in hand with the dynamic team from polytechnic to empower TP students in this meaningful outreach while honing their leadership skills.
TPsmart programme is a LEAP 2 Module for TP students. This subject focuses on leading others and enhancing team effectiveness. Students learnt to adopt a Win-Win approach when making decisions, develop empathic listening skills, bring out the positive team synergy and understand how to manage one’s finances, which affects interpersonal relationships.
LEAP is Temasek Polytechnic’s 3-year leadership and character development programme for all TP students. Since its inception in 1997, the LEAP programme uses leadership principles as the framework to enable TP students to develop leadership skills that embrace values as the core foundation for their credibility and influence.
TP students earn SEALS points when leading and facilitating financial literacy workshops for secondary schools.
SEAL points can be added to the student's university application to display leadership qualities and holistic capabilities. Each year the total points scored will be recorded in the SEAL system. The points will culminate into a final year grade at the end of three years of CCA involvement.
Secondary school students attend AEM: Digital Tools for Accounting and Investment in TP to learn financial concepts such as the potential of the company and profit measures. TP students conduct learning sessions as part of the module, using SmartCo's proprietary learning materials to teach investment and accountability.
HSBC TPsmart Workshop is a financial literacy programme for Secondary Schools. TP students visit different schools in Singapore to facilitate the workshop and share their know-how to make better financial decisions.
Through this partnership and collaboration, TP students will develop skills for the future workplace and become compassionate leaders with a heart for others.
Classroom management during the workshop
Conduct briefing and debriefing for the class
Interaction with students
Handle unexpected mishaps during the workshop
Work diligently and efficiently in a team
Start on time and manage the schedule to avoid overrun
- Soh Shi En, TP student, Vice President of the Accountancy & Finance Interest Group
We would like to invite TP business students interested in making a positive difference in the community to join this industry partnership!
Temasek Polytechnic is a leading institution of higher learning in Singapore which offers full-time and part-time diploma courses.
SmartCo is an education company that imparts values to future-proof one's financial well being through fun and engaging content.