ITE Offers New Apprenticeship-based Work-Learn Technical Diplomas

Singapore, 25 July 2017 – To build on ITE’s core strength where students learn by doing, ITE will be offering four new Work-Learn Technical Diploma (WLTD) Programmes, starting from April 2018. These new programmes will be offered in collaboration with employers in Singapore. They are:

  • WLTD in Marine & Offshore Engineering
  • WLTD in Mechanical & Electrical Services Supervision
  • WLTD in Rehabilitation Care
  • WLTD in Security Systems Engineering

Similar to the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes, the new WLTD programmes are developed and delivered in close partnership with key employers.  Learning takes place both at the workplace and on campus, with 70 per cent of the curriculum time dedicated to On-the-Job Training. These new Technical Diplomas will be awarded by ITE. 

The WLTD progammes last between 2.5 and 3 years. Up to 120 places across the four programmes will be offered for the first intake. As a start, employers such as Certis CISCO, ST Electronics, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, St Luke’s Eldercare and AWWA have committed to providing training places for the WLTD programmes, and ITE looks forward to more companies coming onboard. With the new WLTDs, ITE graduates can look forward to career progression opportunities after completion of the programmes.

"The WLTDs will provide an additional pathway for skills upgrading and career progression for ITE graduates. With most of the skills learnt through actual learning and practise in industry, we will develop a new generation of skilled workforce which truly understands the job requirements of industry. ITE looks forward to working with this pioneer group of progressive employers which is committed to creating on-the-job training opportunities and investing in developing their employees," said Ms Low Khah Gek, CEO, ITE. Participating employers and ITE’s fresh graduates have also welcomed the new programme. Their quotes are listed in the Annex A.

Application requirements

The WLTD programmes are open to both fresh and in-employment ITE graduates who are:

  • Singaporean Citizens or Permanent Residents; and have
    • A relevant Nitec with a Grade Point Average (GPA) score of at least 2.0; or
    • A relevant Higher Nitec; or
    • Any Nitec/Higher Nitec, 2 years’ relevant work experience, and support from their employers. Employers must be participants of the WLTD programme. Non-ITE graduates with relevant experience and strong employer endorsement will also be considered.

For more information on the specific requirements for each programme, please refer to Annex B.

Registration for the WLTDs will open from Monday, 27 November 2017 to Friday, 2 February 2018. Applicants can register via the ITE website at http://www.ite.edu.sg