Enhanced internships for Nanyang Polytechnic students

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) students will be able to benefit from longer and more structured internships, after the institution signed agreements with 50 industry partners on Friday. -- PHOTO: ST  FILE
Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) students will be able to benefit from longer and more structured internships, after the institution signed agreements with 50 industry partners on Friday. -- PHOTO: ST  FILE

SINGAPORE - Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) students will be able to benefit from longer and more structured internships, after the institution signed agreements with 50 industry partners on Friday.

Together with the companies, the polytechnic will provide Structured Internship Programmes with focused learning outcomes and clear job scopes. Final-year students will also be matched with industry mentors who will guide them.

Part of the national SkillsFuture initiative, the programmes will allow for better transitions between study and work, as well as deepening the students' skills with industry-relevant training. The partners are from several sectors including information technology, engineering and business.

The MOU signing was witnessed by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who was guest-of-honour at the event.

At the polytechnic's graduation ceremony on Friday, Mr Heng said internships allow students to apply their knowledge in a real-world context.

"With these enhancements to internships, students will be able to have more purposeful and effective on-the-job training, together with the time necessary to pick up deep skills," he said.