MR ONG YE KUNG
Rapid changes in technology and industry are impacting economies worldwide. The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about new developments that will affect the way we learn, live and work. What does this mean for the future of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)? How can TVET institutions, practitioners and policy makers work with the industry to prepare the workforce for the challenges of the future? What are some of the policies, approaches and programmes we can look to in response to the digital economy and industry transformation?
Organised by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, the Singapore International TVET Conference 2018 seeks to address and explore answers to these issues.
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a principal provider of post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) in Singapore and a key authority in developing national occupational skills certification and standards. As a public education institution under Singapore's Ministry of Education, ITE takes in about 28,000 full-time students annually, and offers another 26,000 training places for working adults to re-skill and upskill as the industry transforms. Its unique Hands-On, Minds-On, Hearts-On™ learning philosophy nurtures well-rounded graduates who are 'Career-Ready, Life-Ready and World-Ready'. Through its strong and extensive linkages with the industry, ITE ensures its training curriculum and learning facilities keeps pace with industry transformation.
In 2005, ITE became the first education organisation in Singapore to receive the coveted Singapore Quality Award for organisational excellence. In 2011, ITE achieved the pinnacle Singapore Quality Award with Special Commendation, which recognises ITE leading practices. With its long experience in providing TVET, ITE has provided training and consultancy for 27 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Latin America.