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Poly, ITE students should go for longer stints to get better idea of jobs in marine sector

Published on Mar 19, 2014 10:23 PM
 
Student internships in the offshore and marine sector are currently too short and designed more to give them a taster, said a senior industry representative. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Student internships in the offshore and marine sector are currently too short and designed more to give them a taster, said a senior industry representative.

But ideally, internships involving poly and ITE students should be longer to help companies recruit potential employees, said Mr Michael Chia, managing director of marine and technology at Keppel Offshore and Marine, on Wednesday.

Companies should also be more involved in choosing the interns from polys and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

He was speaking to the media at a visit organised by a committee in charge of reviewing applied education in polytechnics and the ITE. It aims to make students' classroom lessons more relevant to the real world.

 
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