About ITE
CEO's Message

The Institute of Technical Education was formed as a post-secondary institution in 1992, to provide market-relevant career and technical education programmes for secondary-school leavers and adult learners. To date, ITE and its predecessors have trained some 300,000 of Singapore’s workforce, who have contributed significantly to the nation’s economy and growth.

At ITE, every student counts. Through our Hands-on, Minds-on, Hearts-on Education, we are committed to developing students with the right skills, knowledge and values to be work-ready, world-ready and future-ready. Learning is interesting and real-life. For a start, students have a wide range of 93 industry-relevant courses to choose from, ranging from Engineering and Applied & Health Sciences, Info-Communications Technology, to Business, Hospitality and Design. This year, we will be offering new courses in areas such as Marine Engineering, Community Sport & Recreation Management, Retail Merchandising, Mobile Systems & Services, Asian Culinary Arts and Opticianry. We will also offer our third niche Technical Diploma programme, in Culinary Arts, in collaboration with the Institut Paul Bocuse, France. We will continue to work with the Ministry of Education and polytechnics to broaden progression pathways and maximise opportunities for students.

Today, our students enjoy vibrant campuses comparable with the best in the world; conducive learning environment; cool recreational and social programmes; and many opportunities for industry attachments, community service and global education and exchanges overseas. We opened our first state-of-the-art comprehensive campus, ITE College East@ Simei, in 2005. In July 2010, we opened our second comprehensive college, ITE College West@ Choa Chu Kang Grove. With an impressive architecture amidst lush greenery, excellent learning, games and sports facilities, this modern campus is a business and


community town by itself. Positioned as a College for Service and Innovation, ITE College West has a 22-room training hotel, four training restaurants, several Centres of Technology fully capable of supporting ITE’s hallmark ‘authentic learning’ pedagogic approach, and much more. We aim to provide our students with an enhanced education experience and enthusiasm to Learn, Live and Play@ITE.

In 2010, we launched our new five-year Strategic Roadmap – the ITE Innovate. With a focus on Innovations, our Plan will create new value for our students and stakeholders. We will also aim to respond better to changing industry requirements and intensify development opportunities for our students. With the new Strategic Roadmap, prospective students will have more to look forward to at ITE.

There is much to achieve and acquire at ITE. Globally, we are recognised as one of the world's best technical education institutions. We will continue to enhance the learning experiences and education outcomes for students, and make your stay at ITE enriching, rewarding and life-changing. As we aspire to become A Global Leader for Innovations in Technical Education, we welcome you to experience a truly Innovative Technical Education with us.


Director & Chief Executive Officer

Last updated on 11 Nov 2010