From protest over hair to picking up new skills

21 Aug 2019

Article featured the launch of the book “Got Skills No Degree?”, which chronicled the tribulations and successes of participants of Sembawang shipyard's apprenticeship programme which ran from 1969 to 1973. One of the participants, Eugene Koh, shared how the scheme was popular with young teenagers from poor families back then. He also mentioned that many apprentices would work at the shipyard in the day before attending evening classes at SP and the Singapore Vocational Institute, the predecessor of the Institute of Technical Education. Similar story was reported in Lianhe Zaobao.

[The Straits Times]

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