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Career and Technical Training in Singapore: Transforming Singapore’s Human Capital for the Future Economy

  • Theresa Tze Yian ThangEmail author
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Part of the Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education book series (PRRE)

Abstract

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is the central authority for both formal TVET and continuing education in Singapore. The key TVET providers at the post-secondary level, comprising the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and the five polytechnics, are the major suppliers of TVET to support Singapore’s economic growth and transformation.

Acronyms/Abbreviations

ACTEP

Advanced certificate in technical education programme

AWWA

Asian women’s welfare association

CDC

Community development council

CE

Compulsory education

CET

Continuing education and training

CFE

Committee on the Future Economy

CoC

Certificate of competency

CPE

Committee for private education (previously known as council for private education)

DPP

Direct-entry-scheme to polytechnic programme

e2i

Employment and Employability Institute

ECG

Education and career guidance

ELP

Earn and learn programme

ERP

External review panel

EV

External validation

FEC

Future Economy Council

GCE

General certificate of education

GCE A-Level

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

GCE ‘N(A)’ Level

General certificate of education ‘normal (academic)’ level

GCE ‘N(T)’ Level

General certificate of education ‘normal (technical)’ level

HigherNitec

Higher national ITE certificate

IAL

Institute for Adult Learning

ICT

Information and communications technology (also known as infocomm technology)

IHL

Institution of higher learning

IQAF

ITE quality assurance framework

ISAR

Institutional self-assessment report

ISC

ITE skills certificate

ITE

Institute of Technical Education

ITM

Industry transformation map

LOC

Letter of collaboration

MER

Minimum entry requirement

MOE

Ministry of Education

MOI

Memorandum of intent

MOM

Ministry of Manpower

MOU

Memorandum of understanding

MRO

Maintenance, repair and overhaul

MTI

Ministry of Trade and Industry

Nitec

National ITE certificate

NP

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

NS

National service

NTUC

National Trade Unions Congress

NYP

Nanyang Polytechnic

PET

Pre-employment training

PFP

Polytechnic foundation programme

PQAF

Polytechnic quality assurance framework

PSEI

Post-secondary educational institution

PSLE

Primary school leaving examination

QAF

Quality assurance framework

QAFU

Quality assurance framework for universities

RP

Republic Polytechnic

SF

Skills framework

SP

Singapore Polytechnic

SSEC

Singapore standard education classification

SSG

SkillsFuture Singapore

SUSS

Singapore University of Social Sciences

TACs

Trade associations and chambers

TP

Temasek Polytechnic

TVET

Technical and vocational education and training

VITB

Vocational & Industrial Training Board

WLTD

Work-Learn technical diploma

WSG

Workforce Singapore

WSQ

Workforce skills qualifications

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Design & Technology DivisionInstitute of Technical EducationSingaporeSingapore

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