Aspire committee report: National servicemen could be posted to vocations that match their school training

National servicemen could also obtain industry-recognised accreditation for relevant skills honed during NS so that they will be better placed to join the industry they had trained for. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
National servicemen could also obtain industry-recognised accreditation for relevant skills honed during NS so that they will be better placed to join the industry they had trained for. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - National servicemen could be posted to vocations in national service (NS) that suit the courses they took in polytechnics or the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), so that they will stay in touch with all that they learnt during the two years away from school.

The Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (Aspire) committee said on Monday that it welcomes the move to take into account the skills and prior training of full-time national servicemen in their NS deployment, subject to operational needs and considerations.This was among the recommendations of the Committee to Strengthen National Service which were released in May. 

The polytechnics and ITE will work closely with the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs in implementing this initiative. National servicemen could also obtain industry-recognised accreditation for relevant skills honed during NS so that they will be better placed to join the industry they had trained for.