Friday, April 22, 2011
PM Lee opens ITE in Choa Chu Kang
PM Lee Hsien Loong is offered pastries prepared by students of the pastry and baking course at ITE College West. PM Lee officiated at the opening of ITE College West. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
ITE students are much sought-after by employers, with nine in ten employed within six months of a job search, said PM Lee at the official opening ceremony of ITE College West in Choa Chu Kang.
Spanning an area of 9.54 hectares, which is more than 23 football fields, ITE College West is the second of three planned colleges in Singapore. The first was ITE College East in Simei, and ITE College Central in Ang Mo Kio which is slated to open its doors in 2013. These ITE colleges will consolidate and eventually replace the 10 smaller ITE schools around the island.
PM Lee said that several companies have given ITE graduates the stamp of approval. He quotes Sumitomo Chemical, saying that ITE graduates are "positive in their thinking, have good working attitude and are willing to work hard. They are also honest, disciplined and independent'.
Join PM Lee, DPM Teo Chee Hean and Education Minister Ng Eng Hen on a tour of the ITE College West campus on RazorTV.