ITE grads find doors to good jobs opening wider

Survey shows median pay more than doubled in 10 years; more grads also furthering studies

ITE grad Viknesh Geevanantham completed a degree and is now a user experience manager with FWD Insurance.
ITE grad Viknesh Geevanantham completed a degree and is now a user experience manager with FWD Insurance. ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) may have taken a longer road to success, but a new survey shows that their qualifications also open doors to good jobs and further education pathways.

The survey tracked 3,500 ITE students who graduated in 2007 - 10 years after they completed their certificate courses. It showed that their median monthly salary last year was $3,000 a month. This is more than double their starting median salary of $1,200 when they left the ITE in 2007.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'ITE grads find doors to good jobs opening wider'. Subscribe