ITE grads find doors to good jobs opening wider

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe