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More adults juggling work and study under programmes by WDA

This year, 850 taking up work-study programmes supported by WDA to gain experience while studying

Published on Jul 27, 2014 6:11 AM
Mr Lin Weixian, 29, founder of Bonheur Patisserie, graduated from a CET Centre established by the WDA. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG 

Work-study programmes may be becoming unpopular among Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students, but they are catching on among adults.

This year, about 850 took up work-study programmes supported by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), with courses ranging from aircraft maintenance to landscaping and early childhood education.

It currently has 22 such programmes.

This is a big jump from the nearly 30 trainees who enrolled in 2008 at two continuing education and training (CET) centres. Around 20 CET centres offer work-study programmes now.

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