Dear Graduates,

My heartiest congratulations to you, the Class of 2020! This marks the beginning of a new phase in your life, with immense opportunities and possibilities ahead.

In the face of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to make the difficult decision of cancelling your graduation ceremony in order to prioritise your health and safety. While this pandemic has given us a lot to worry about, it can never take away the foundation of your ITE education nor the beautiful memories you have accumulated in your course of study at College West.

During your journey with us, you have acquired invaluable skills and knowledge, and developed the requisite character traits to prepare you for your future. You have also built meaningful relationships and discovered hidden talents which have put you in good stead. Don’t ever forget that!

We live in a world today that moves at breakneck speed. The technology we learned yesterday will become obsolete in just a few years. To add to the complexities, the Covid-19 situation looks set to linger for some time and this means we will have to adjust to a new norm for the foreseeable future.

So, please keep learning and developing yourself professionally. As a young graduate, always remember to have a growth mind set and never-say-die attitude.

We have curated a wide range of short ITE courses to help you pick up a new skill or hone an acquired expertise. As a recent graduate, you now have the privilege to take up two free short courses for your own upgrading. I encourage you to seize this opportunity to act, check out our website* and register your interest quickly!

Before I end, here is something for you to ponder over: sometimes, difficult choices can open the door to future opportunities, and a short-term pain is well worth the long-run gain.

With that, congratulations again and my best wishes for a bright future ahead!

For now, please stay safe and stay home.

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Alice Seow

Principal, ITE College West


*Check out our short courses here. 

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