Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education Mr Bob Tan, Chairman, ITE
Members of the ITE Board of Governors Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Industry Partners Graduands
Ladies and Gentlemen
1 Today, we celebrate the graduation and achievements of 14,781 students and adult learners from ITE’s Full-time, Part-time and Traineeship courses for Academic Year 2018/2019.
2 Graduands, your achievements are both the result of your own hard work and perseverance as well as the dedication of your lecturers and the support of your family members. I invite everyone to express our congratulations to the graduands and their family members as well as our appreciation to the ITE lecturers.
Continuous Organisational Excellence for Strong Student Outcomes
3 At ITE, we are passionate and committed to delivering a quality career and technical education. To do this, we are constantly transforming, innovating and revising our programmes and processes. Last October, ITE was awarded the Singapore Quality Award with Special Commendation, the pinnacle award for organisational excellence. This award bears testimony to ITE’s commitment towards providing the best learning experience and outcomes for all our students.
Journey of Discovery and Growth
4 Reflecting on the time spent in ITE, I am sure our graduands will agree that it had been a journey of discovery and growth. ITE offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities for students to explore their varied interests, discover their strengths and grow their potential. Our graduands have benefited from real-world authentic learning, internship with companies as well as community and overseas experiences. Through these, they acquired industry-relevant skills, critical lifeskills and greater confidence, and are well-equipped to step forward boldly into their future.
5 ITE graduands have diverse options when they leave ITE. Some have chosen to immediately begin their careers and pursue full-time work, some pursue a work-study option and others have chosen full-time studies. Let me highlight the stories of 5 graduands present today to illustrate their options and choices: