Factsheet - ignITE Skills Challenge 2022

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  • Publish date:19 May 2022

The ignITE Skills Challenge is an annual national-level skills competition organised by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) with support from the Ministry of Education. The competition is in its sixth edition this year.


As the only national skills competition for Normal stream students in Singapore, it aims to excite them about the value of skills education. Challenges are designed to be fun and engaging, so as to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Students form teams of three to compete in each challenge.


This year’s competition features 16 skills challenges, including 10 new skills challenges (more details can be found in Annex A). This is the largest number, since the competition was first held in 2016. Participating students were required to attend a training workshop by ITE or a relevant MOE CAT ‘A’ Elective Module, before competing in the preliminary rounds. This served to equip them with the necessary skills for the competition.




After the preliminary rounds, finalists were shortlisted to compete in the Finals on 19 May 2022. The programme of the Finals can be found in Annex B. This year marks the return of the Finals as a physical event, following its virtual format in 2021 due to the pandemic. The top three teams of each challenge will win trophies and medals. The school which wins the most number of medals will receive the Champion Trophy.


Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Social and Family Development, will be presenting the awards to the winners at the Finals.


Details on the participation figures, including those from the previous year’s competition, can be found below:


 2021  2022
Workshops 1,506 students from 63 schools 1,512 students from 69 schools
Finals 405 students from 50 schools 429 students from 51 schools


For more information on ignITE Skills Challenge 2022, please visit: www.ite.edu.sg/ignite skills-challenge 



Annex A

Skills Challenges


S/N Challenge Title Challenge Description
1 The SenseTime* Autonomous Driving Fundamentals Challenge # (New) Students will use SenseTime software to program and control an autonomous car’s movement, such that it produces a path-line which creates the most original and stunning image.
2 Flying Drones # Students will program drones to perform acrobatic movements and fly through obstacles within a designated indoor area.
3 Program, Guide and Shoot # (New) Students will program and guide robots through an obstacle course and to hit the target with a missile using Block/Scratch Programming.
4 AI Car Challenge (New) Students will design and build their own AI Car. They will collect data and program the car to self-drive by recognising the playfield’s traffic signs.
5 ChromatoDigiArt Challenge (New) Students will apply the colourful techniques of chromatography in Science and transform them into creative works of art.
6 Cyber Warrior (New) Students will be tested on their basic cyber incident management skills to analyse a cyber-attack alert/warning, trace the cause(s) of the incident and minimise damage to the IT system.
7 Digital Making using Micro:bit Students will use Micro:bit to build an electronic project based on the theme, “Safe Environment”.
8 Creative Maquillage (New) Students will design a creative makeup look to enhance the sales of a makeup palette. 
9 “FUNKY” Home (New) Students will design a special “funky” home setup with special lighting effects by applying basic Electronics and Electricity concepts.
10 Local Retail Tourism (New) Students will promote uniquely Singapore retail brands through social media.
11 Logistics Challenge Students will use their drone piloting skills to perform different logistic operations and design a future warehousing layout.
12 Mad Mocktail Students will create an attractive and tasty mocktail using an assortment of juices and syrups as well as layering techniques, before showing off their creation using augmented reality.
13 Mobile Robot Challenge (New) Students will program and control robots to complete missions accurately in the shortest possible time.
14 My Store Design (New) Students will design a virtual 3D store on a 9m2 space and build a physical model based on the store design within a given time.
15 Rapid Transit Radio Communication Students will be challenged to manage busy and efficient rapid transit operations using proper radio procedures.
16 Social Media Retailing Students will identify their target markets, create relevant and engaging social media content with the goal of converting such shoppers to eventual sales.




# Challenge to be viewed by Guest-of-Honour

* SenseTime is a leading global AI company and a partner of ITE


Annex B


ignITE Skills Challenge Finals 2022

Thursday 19 May 2022

Tay Eng Soon Convention Centre, Block A, Level 4, 

ITE Headquarters & College Central, 

2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Singapore 567720



Time Activity
From 1.30 pm For Photographers to Capture Competition in Progress (Skills challenges will be held at the Hall and Foyer area of the Tay Eng Soon Convention Centre)
3 pm Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Social and Family Development
 Viewing of 3 Skills Challenges by Guest-of-Honour
3.40 pm Commencement of Prize Presentation Ceremony
(Held at the Auditorium of the Tay Eng Soon Convention Centre)
 Video Highlights of ignITE Skills Challenge 2022
3.50 pm Address by Guest-of-Honour
3.55 pm Announcement of Results & Prize Presentation by Guest-of Honour and Principals of 3 ITE Colleges
4.45 pm End of Programme