ITE to partner two more vocational colleges in Germany

Students at the ITE Central College campus located in Ang Mo Kio.
Students at the ITE Central College campus located in Ang Mo Kio.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Students and teachers at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will havemore exchange and training programmes with their peers in Germany in the future.

This was announced on Wednesday (March 9) at the ITE headquarters in Ang Mo Kio.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the ITE and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Baden-Württemberg, Germany to collaborate with two more schools - in addition to an existing five schools - on various aspects of vocational education and training for staff and students. This includes the development and teaching of lessons and attachment programmes.

The two schools that have joined the partnership are the State Academy for In-Service Training and Human Resources Development for Schools in Esslingen and Gewerbliche Schule in Göppingen, both districts of Baden-Württemberg.

Baden-Württemberg, located in south-west Germany, is home to more than 8,000 manufacturing enterprises including car companies such as Porsche and component maker Bosch. The German ministry and ITE have been working together for the past 25 years.

"We will collaborate in product and fashion design...(and) also explore joint industry projects among our TED students and international projects in other countries. And we look forward to hosting more students and staff from Germany to enhance cross-cultural understanding and learning," said ITE director and chief executive officer Bruce Poh.