When I was younger, many would ask me: “What do I want to be when I grow up?”. It was a question that I never really put much thought into or had answers for.
Then came secondary school, where one of my teachers introduced me to coding. He invited me to participate in Scratch’s Ultimate Coding Contest, even though I had no foundation in programming. And well, I thought programming was boring. Until I tried it out myself. Then, the rest was history.
It was then I wanted to become a software engineer and possibly, to write my own programming language in the future.
I wanted to start building stuff and expand on my programming skills. So, I got to know about Forward School and was immediately attracted to its emphasis on skills-based learning. Rote learning and exams, to me, are simply not fair ways to truly pick up a skill or determine one’s ability. This is why the hands-on and project-based learning approach by Forward School is way more practical to me.
Technical skills aside, the School also provides me with a platform to learn how to communicate effectively in English and strengthen my teamwork skills -- all which are crucial for me to be a successful software engineer.