ITE a place of choice for alumni to teach

They can guide students better, having faced similar issues

Ms Vicnesvari Sengily, who teaches at ITE College East, says her experience dealing with financial struggles during her school years has deepened her sense of empathy for her students.
Ms Vicnesvari Sengily, who teaches at ITE College East, says her experience dealing with financial struggles during her school years has deepened her sense of empathy for her students.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Some used to joke that ITE stands for "It's the end", but the growing number of Institute of Technical Education students who go on to further their studies or helm successful careers has challenged this perception.

Far from being a school of last resort, it is now a place of choice, and not just with secondary school students. More former ITE students are returning to ITEs to do something they once thought unlikely: teach.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'ITE a place of choice for alumni to teach'. Subscribe