ITE alumni making a name for themselves

(Clockwise from top left) Siti Khalijah Zainal, 34, actress; Ms Esther Tay, in her 60s, fashion designer; Mr Kawal Pal Singh, 36, lawyer; Ms Alina Har, 27, and Mr Andrea Lim, 26, owners of 5 Senses Bistro; Mr Nicholas Chan, 23, medical student; and M
(Clockwise from top left) Siti Khalijah Zainal, 34, actress; Ms Esther Tay, in her 60s, fashion designer; Mr Kawal Pal Singh, 36, lawyer; Ms Alina Har, 27, and Mr Andrea Lim, 26, owners of 5 Senses Bistro; Mr Nicholas Chan, 23, medical student; and Mr Noel Ng, 27, owner of Harts Salon.ST PHOTO: COURTESY OF SITI KHALIJAH ZAINAL, ONG WEE JIN, GIN TAY, SHINTARO TAY, KHALID BABA, ONG WEE KIAT

SINGAPORE - Twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Chan made history two months ago when he became the first graduate of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to be accepted into the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Mr Chan, who had dropped out of secondary school, trained as a nursing student in the ITE, before scoring well enough to enter Nanyang Polytechnic's nursing course.

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