MOU Between Ministry of Education, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports,
Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, Singapore’s then-Minister for Education, led a study visit team to Baden-Württemberg, Germany in September 1990. The visit resulted in the signing of an MOU between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and the Vocational and Industrial Training Board (VITB), under the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
This collaboration continued when ITE took over VITB’s roles and functions on 1 April 1992. Since then, ITE and KM have enjoyed long-standing partnership and bilateral ties in the field of Vocational Training and Education (VTE). The MOU has been renewed a total of six times – in 1997, 2002, 2006, 2012, 2016, and 2022.
Implementation Date of Sixth Renewal
The MOU was renewed on 27 June 2022, effective 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2026.
The objectives are:
- To share information, expertise, and best practices in VTE.
- To conduct joint courses, seminars, workshops and learning exchanges or projects.
- To cooperate in mutual areas of interest in the field of VTE and Pedagogic Training between Baden-Württemberg and Singapore, represented by ITE.
Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Education & Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Ms Theresa Schopper
Minister, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Ms Low Khah Gek
Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
Mr Klaus Lorenz
Head of Vocational Schools
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Baden-Württemberg, Germany