16 June, 2009

ITE graduates highly marketable despite weak economy

By Mogana Pillay Posted: 16 June 2009 2211 hrs

Singapore-ITE Institute of Technical Education

SINGAPORE: Graduates from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) did well on the jobs front last year.

Despite the weaker economy in the second half of the year, ITE graduates enjoyed a 90 per cent employment rate.

This was highlighted at the graduation ceremony of ITE's Class of 2009 on Tuesday, where 11,540 full-time and part-time students were honoured. Of these, 140 were awarded course medals for excellent performance.

ITE has collaborated with local organisations to provide a platform for joint-certification development, technical support, student scholarships and industry attachments. It has also taken the step to go global.

Senior Minister of State for Education, Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, said: "Internationally, ITE has also formed strategic partnerships with renowned global institutions to deepen and widen its linkages for learning, sharing and exchange for ITE staff and students alike."

- CNA/yt

From ChannelNewsAsia.com; see the source article here.

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