Committee of Supply debate: Ministry of Education; New diploma to help ITE grads take on larger roles
08 Mar 2017
The Straits Times, 8 Mar 2017 - Article highlighted that a new diploma to help ITE graduates in technical trades will be rolled out soon. The technical diploma, which will be awarded by ITE, is offered as a new pathway under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programme, which encourages fresh polytechnic and ITE graduates to work and gain qualifications at the same time. The ITE technical diploma will be introduced in sectors such as security system engineering, rehabilitation therapy, offshore and marine engineering, mechanical and electrical services, and design and supervision. Currently, under Earn and Learn, ITE graduates are already able to work towards a part-time polytechnic diploma in the air transport, hotel and public transport sectors. These are offered by TP, RP and SP respectively. Similar article reported in Lianhe Zaobao.