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Industry Attachments exposed 100,000 SP students to the real world


Guest-of-Honour Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of North West District and Member of Parliament, Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC presented the ITP participation award for 35 years to a representative of the programme's long-time supporter, Public Utilities Board

More than 100,000 full-time Singapore Polytechnic students have had their first taste of working life since the beginning of the Industrial Training Programme (ITP) in the 1971. Since then, more than 10,000 companies have provided these students with the opportunity to work within industries and business environment.

All SP students spend about 8-10 weeks in their second year working in industries related to their course of study. With increasingly intense global competition, SP began sending students for overseas attachments in 1992 to help them cultivate a global mindset. Since then, some 3,500 students have benefited from overseas ITPs in various different organisations in more than 30 countries. In the last two years, more students have participated in overseas ITP: from 202 students (about 6% of the cohort) in 2004 to 397 students (about 10.3% of the cohort) this year.

Singapore Polytechnic recently thanked 74 companies which have given their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th and 35th years of continuous support to the Industrial Training Programme. More than half of the 74 companies receiving the ITP participation awards are local small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Public Utilities Board (PUB) has been a long supporter of the ITP programme with 35 years under the belt. Mr Lawrence Tan, Director, Human Resources of PUB said, "It is very heartening to see students coming to our company with an enthusiastic learning approach to the internships. In the future, we are looking into the possibility of longer attachments to allow a longer period of interaction, to gauge if the students are a good fit with our organisation before offering employment."

Companies that have been actively supporting SP's ITP Programme:

10 YEARS
BATES SINGAPORE PTE LTD
CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
CLARIANT (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
GIVAUDAN SINGAPORE PTE LTD
LLOYDS TSB MERCHANT BANK LTD
MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL LABORATORY
NAN FANG OPTOMETRISTS PTE LTD
ONG & ONG ARCHITECTS PTE LTD
SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS LIMITED
THE EXECUTIVE HOME STORE PTE LTD
AMCONICS TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD

DANTAH ENGINEERING PTE LTD
DOCTORSLAB DIAGNOSTICS PTE LTD
DSO NATIONAL LABORATORIES
GOODVINE PTE LTD
HEXACON CONSTRUCTION PTE LTD
JERRYCO ENGINEERING SERVICES P/L
KEONG HONG CONSTRUCTION PTE LTD
MEE MEE OPTICS & CONTACT LENSES CENTRE
MISA TRAVEL PTE LTD
NEPTUNE SHIPMANAGEMENT SERVICES P/L
PCA TECHNOLOGY LTD
SING INVESTMENTS & FINANCE LIMITED

TRANSYSTEM FA PTE LTD
UFE PTE LTD
V3 CONSTRUCTION PTE LTD
KINETIC INVESTMENTS PTE LTD
COFFEE CLUB PTE LTD
EYEWEAR OPTICS PTE LTD
JURONG BIRDPARK PTE LTD
NTUC INCOME INSURANCE CO-OPERATIVE LTD
OH CHIN HUAT HYDROPONIC FARMS P/L
QUEK & CO CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
ROBINSON & CO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
SANSEI SINGAPURA PTE LTD
VOLEX (ASIA) PTE LTD
     
15 YEARS
OVERSEAS-CHINESE BANKING CORP. LTD
AL TECHNOLOGIES (S) PTE LTD
GARDENIA FOODS (S) PTE LTD
HART ENGINEERING PTE LTD
KIKKOMAN (S) PTE LTD
LIU & WO ARCHITECTS PTE LTD
PETROSHIPS PTE LTD
SMC PNEUMATICS (SEA) PTE LTD
TAI HUA FOOD INDUSTRIES PTE LTD
PATHOLOGY & LAB MEDICINE-TAN TOCK
SENG HOSPITAL
NTUC FAIRPRICE CO-OPERATIVE LTD
S H LIM ARCHITECTS PTE LTD
APP ENGINEERING PTE LTD
FOO HONG ENGINEERING CO
PECKO ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES PTE LTD
SERVO DYNAMICS PTE LTD
YEAKIN PLASTIC INDUSTRY PTE LTD
20 YEARS
DRUG HOUSES OF AUSTRALIA (ASIA) P/L
GREATEARTH CONSTRUCTION PTE LTD
HITACHI PLANT TECHNOLOGIES LTD
KIM HWEE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY P/L
MERITOR HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS (S) PTE LTD
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LINES PTE LTD
RDC ARCHITECTS PTE LTD
SGS TESTING & CONTROL SVCS S'PORE PTE LTD
SSH CORPORATION LTD
ARCHITECTS 61 PTE LTD
ALS TECHNICHEM (S) PTE LTD
B & LEE ELECTRONICS ENGG PTE LTD
SENG CHEONG TIN FTY PTE LTD
TERASAKI ELECTRIC CORP.(F.E) PTE LTD
25 YEARS
MCCORMICK INGREDIENTS SEA PTE LTD
ICI PAINTS (S) PTE LTD
VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY
RSP ARCHITECTS PLANNERS & ENGINEERS

25 YEARS
ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES (S) P/L

30 YEARS
PUB

 

 

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