Global Citizenship is one of the 8 development tracks that the students may pursue to enrich their educational experience at ITE College East. Students eager to learn more about foreign cultures will be able to gain exposure via exchange programmes, industry attachment, sport and cultural programmes or community projects overseas.
A comprehensive Global Education Programme (GEP) has been put in place with the aim of helping the students gain a wider perspective of life beyond Singapore. Through the GEP, the students’ learning experiences will be enriched and assist in developing a global mindset in the students.
The 4 tracks of the Global Education Programme:
Overseas Student Exchange Programme
Under the Overseas Student Exchange Programme, students will attend part of their Nitec or Higher Nitec courses at an overseas institution and enjoy the benefits of being immersed in a different learning and living environment.
To date, ITE College East has established formal partnership agreements with VTE Colleges in Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Australia and Korea for student exchange programmes.
Overseas Student Industry Attachment Programme
Under the Overseas Student Industry Attachment Programme, selected students are given opportunities to be attached to overseas companies for a working stint in areas that they have been technically trained. Such attachments give students the opportunity to appreciate overseas working culture through interaction with the workers there and at the same time, game a good understanding on the application of new technology in these foreign industries.
Leveraging on the overseas network of the College’s industry training partners and through the ITE Alumni Association Overseas Chapters, many work attachment opportunities have been secured for the students to be attached to companies in Germany, China, Korea, India and ASEAN countries.
Overseas Student Community Services Programme
Under the Overseas Student Community Services Programme, students are sent to the regional countries to help their communities in projects such as building or refurbishing of schools, setting up of training facilities, English Language and IT learning for their students. These arrangements are normally done through Government-to-Government arrangements or through the National Youth Achievement Award Council. Besides putting their technical skills to good use through such projects, students also learn social awareness and are better able to understand the plight of others, treasure what they have and provide help to the less fortunate.
Overseas Cultural and Sports Program
The Overseas Cultural and Sports Program provides a total learning experience for enterprising students and those who are talented in sports and performing arts.