ITE to review internship framework: Chairman Bob Tan

The exterior of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) college central in Ang Mo Kio. ITE plans to review its internship framework with a view of enhancing and expanding the programme for students. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 
The exterior of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) college central in Ang Mo Kio. ITE plans to review its internship framework with a view of enhancing and expanding the programme for students. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) plans to review its internship framework with a view of enhancing and expanding the programme for students.

About half of the institute's full-time courses have a compulsory component which requires students to complete an internship between three- and nine-months-long.

The number of courses with compulsory internship will soon be increased to better prepare its students to be "work-ready" and to meet labour demands, said ITE chairman Bob Tan during a visit to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) on Thursday.

Mr Tan, together with the ITE board of governors, was earlier given a tour of Marina Bay Sands and RWS, both of which are partners of ITE, to gain insights into their existing internship programmes for ITE students. They also spoke to students currently on internship at the two integrated resorts.