All ITE students to learn artificial intelligence in first year to take on future jobs

ITE aerospace avionics lecturer Soh Kee Teck (centre) and students (from left) Stephen Ong, Erhan Harith Abdul Malik, Sanjay Shagaran and Kenneth Ng with a drone they are developing to patrol beaches. It carries a float that can be dropped near a swi
ITE aerospace avionics lecturer Soh Kee Teck (centre) and students (from left) Stephen Ong, Erhan Harith Abdul Malik, Sanjay Shagaran and Kenneth Ng with a drone they are developing to patrol beaches. It carries a float that can be dropped near a swimmer in trouble before a lifeguard gets to him. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

All students joining the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) from this year must take a module in the basics of artificial intelligence (AI) in their first year of study.

The institute, which sees about 14,000 enrolling each year, is making a big push to teach them skills like basic programming and analytics, to meet the demands of emerging jobs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2020, with the headline 'All ITE students to learn artificial intelligence to take on future jobs'. Print Edition | Subscribe