Press | Making Job Transitions Less Scary Through A Nurturing Community

Updated: Jan 26

Words by City of Good

This article was originally published on on 21st November 2020

Changing career paths can be intimidating, especially in these uncertain economic times. Switching to an entirely new role or industry requires skills and support, not to mention confidence and courage.

The constant need to apply, upskill, go for interviews — the list goes on and on — can leave you absolutely jaded.

Hatch, a Singapore-based social enterprise, wants to change that.

Founded in 2018, Hatch aims to help individuals upskill and become more employable through training and job-matching. To date, they have trained 78 students through their Immersive and Accelerator programmes across two tracks: Digital Marketing and User Interface, and User Experience (UI/UX) Design.

But they’re not just about training students.

" Hatch aims to create the best environment for learners who are keen on shaping their future and navigating difficult life transitions. "

To achieve this, Hatch provides a variety of opportunities for members to learn together, gain support, and feel a sense of belonging within a community that shares the struggles that come with job transitions. By belonging to a group of people who understand their experience, members feel comforted and less lonely when going through this difficult journey of upskilling and job training.

Staying True To Core Values

Holding fast to the core values of compassion, resourcefulness, and resilience, Hatch allows members to be vulnerable and to learn in a supportive environment.

Victor Zhu, founder and CEO of Hatch, believes that compassion is the foundation of the organisation, as the Hatch community is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds, many o