Factsheet - Close to 1,000 ITE Students to Support Return of Singapore Formula 1 Race in 2022

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  • Publish date:02 Oct 2022

Over 900 students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will be supporting the running of the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022, in areas such as hospitality operations and customer service.

The students are from various courses across ITE’s three Colleges, which include event management, travel and tourism, business, architectural technology, and product design. They will be performing roles such as Service Ambassadors, Information Booth Ambassadors, Gate and Grandstand Access Officials, and Circuit Park Guides at the event, which takes place from 30 September to 2 October 2022. Fifty students will also be serving as flag-bearers during the national anthem before the start of the race.


(ITE students as flag-bearers at the F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2019)


Their participation comes as part of a long-standing collaboration between ITE and race organiser Singapore GP, which aims to provide real-world training and work experiences for students at a major international sporting event. First established in 2009, the 13-year partnership was renewed for another seven years in 2022. To date, close to 10,000 ITE students have been involved in supporting the F1 race in Singapore. 

This year’s F1 race is the first to be held in Singapore since the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Partnership renewal signing between ITE and SGP in 2022. In the photo are ITE students with 1) Mr Adam Firth – Executive Director, Singapore GP (first from left); 2) Mr Chong Leong Fatt – Deputy Principal, ITE College Central (fourth from left); 3) Mr Colin Syn – Deputy Chairman, Singapore GP (fifth from left); 4) Mr Suresh Natarajan – Principal, ITE College Central (fourth from right); and 5) Ms Melissa Phua – Assistant Director Operations, Singapore GP (third from right)]


“We are glad to welcome the return of the F1 night race in Singapore, after a gap of two years. ITE is honoured to support this iconic mega-event through our renewed partnership with SGP. This collaboration offers great opportunities for ITE students to learn first-hand how large-scale events are organised and run. It also provides a valuable platform for our Event Management students in particular, to put into practice what they have learned in school at a world-class international event.”

- Mr Suresh Natarajan, Principal of ITE College Central

“We look forward to having ITE students back on board at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022. We are confident that the race will provide valuable learning opportunities and experience for the students and serve as a launchpad for many great careers in the events and hospitality sectors. Our partnership with ITE is just one of many ways that we seek to create positive impact in our local community, and we are excited to do more in the years to come.”

- Mr Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP


“I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to be a part of the race. There is significance in this year’s race, as it marks the return of F1 to Singapore after two years. This also symbolises the revival of the tourism and hospitality sectors in Singapore. I believe it will be a very good experience.”

- Eudora Loh Xuan Ying, Higher Nitec in Event Management
(Race Role: Grandstand Access Official)

As an F1 fan, I feel ecstatic to be at the race. It will be a first-time experience for me. I also feel very honoured, because I will be representing not just ITE but also Singapore. The racegoers are here to enjoy themselves. I want to make sure that they have a good experience of not just the race, but also Singapore.” 

- Sirangeevi S/O Elanjeran, Higher Nitec in Event Management
(Race Role: Grandstand Access Official)

“This is the first time that I am involved in such a major event, and I am very excited. I believe it will allow me to step out of my comfort zone, which was what prompted me to pursue event management in the first place. It is also a good opportunity for me to hone my customer service skills to provide a positive experience for the racegoers.”

- Nurul Nasuha, Higher Nitec in Event Management
(Race Role: Grandstand Access Official) 

“I feel very thankful to be able to participate in this race. I have never taken part in such a big event before. It is a new and once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Being a global event, it will allow me to hone my skills in communicating with different people. This will be very helpful in preparing me for my work at other future events.” 

- Eunice Cheong En Ning, Higher Nitec in Event Management
(Race Role: Gate Access Official)

[From left: Nurul, Eunice, Eudora, Sirangeevi]