ITE renews partnership with Singapore Grand Prix; students to get more work opportunities

Mr S Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, rides a go-kart at ITE COllege Central at an event to mark the five-year extension of a collaboration between ITE and
Mr S Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, rides a go-kart at ITE COllege Central at an event to mark the five-year extension of a collaboration between ITE and Singapore Grand Prix F1. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Singapore GP have renewed their collaboration with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) that provides students and staff with training and work opportunities at the Republic's Formula One night race.

The agreement boasts an extended scope, including engaging ITE paramedic and nursing students for spectator medical service. It will also create new site operations support posts, such as race marshals, for ITE graduates. Each year, some 1,000 ITE students benefit from the partnership, which was first inked in 2009 and has since been extended for another five years.

Speaking at the MOU signing at ITE College Central on Monday morning, Second Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran said: "From the outset, we always conceived the Singapore race not just as a sporting and lifestyle event, but also a platform to create new opportunities for businesses and students.

"I've spoken to many students and they all treasure the experience and the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt at a world-class sporting event."