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Time to beef up trade skills education as Singapore builds green economy

In the larger context of the Aspire review, the latest changes appear to be a series of tweaks rather than an overhaul of a system that is performing well. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - A recent review of polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) education has led to key changes, but more can be done to address trade skills education in Singapore.

One upshot of the review, which started in January last year and was led by Second Minister for Education Maliki Osman, makes good changes that shift applied education in Singapore further away from the "one size fits all" model of the past.

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