08 February 2018
Recently, 163 Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students received the BCA Built Environment ITE Scholarship. This scholarship is targeted at ITE students pursuing built environment courses. The scholarship pays for a student’s full course fees and provides a monthly allowance of $500 during their course of study. Upon completing their studies, scholars will serve a two-year bond with firms in the built environment sector.
The study awards are part of a drive to draw more young people here to the construction sector.
In a recent manpower survey by the BCA, more than half of the 1,000 built environment firms surveyed indicated that they are planning to hire this year, and that jobs that ITE graduates can apply for include the roles of site supervisors and foremen.
The Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM) was launched in October last year with the aim of overhauling the construction sector, an industry in Singapore that has long struggled to attract local workers. The ITM aims to make jobs in the industry more attractive and highly skilled, and to rely less on manual labour.