23 January 2020
Students at the Institute of Technical Education will be getting more opportunities to go beyond an ITE certification as well as attain a diploma.
ITE students now have the chance to engage in the polytechnic route, as well as the opportunity to pursue the work-study diploma programme.
Under the work-study diploma programme, which typically lasts between two and a half to three years, about 70 per cent of curriculum time is conducted at the workplace, and the rest at ITE.
By the year 2025, there should be about 40 work-study diplomas offered, collectively taking in about 1,000 students a year.
ITE chief executive Low Khah Gek recently laid out ITE’s sixth strategic road map, or five-year plan. The previous road map, laid out in 2015 and which coincided with the launch of the national SkillsFuture movement, marked a shift from a technical skills-based education to one that centres more on a student’s career. This year’s plan aims to expand on the previous one, but it will also focus on enabling career mobility and adapting to changes in the industry.