At ITE College East, there are various facilities available for students to carry out hands-on training and equip them with industry relevant skills. Collaborations with established industrial players have also been made to provide state-of-the-art training centres for students (Centres of Technology & Industrial Partnership Centres).
For Community Care
The Community Care Training Centre was set up to support the Nitec in Community Care & Social Services course. The Centre features a client bedroom, assisted bath facility, rehabilitation and recreation areas. There is a pantry and dining area to simulate an authentic home environment for teaching occupational therapy as well as a reminiscing corner for patients with dementia.
To further inject realism into our training, the Centre has been fitted with the standard fixtures and fittings that are found in nursing homes and community hospitals. For example, each bed and toilet/shower cubicle has been fitted with an emergency call bell system. Passageways, rooms, toilets, etc in the Centre are also fitted with handrails and bump guards. The Centre serves to enhance students' learning in an authentic environment through authentic tasks, authentic experiences, and authentic assessments.
The nursing laboratories are designed to provide simulated ward settings for the teaching of skills in a realistic environment. The simulated wards include pediatric, geriatric and isolation wards.
The ITE Centre for Healthcare Simulation Training (click to find out more) is a state-of-the-art training facility which provides students with the opportunity to learn and practise nursing care using high fiedlity patient simulators.
The Opticianry Retail & Training Laboratory is specifically designed to provide training in a fully functional optical retail environment. Students will be trained in lens cutting technology, optical retail management and basic eye testing procedures.
The lab is modelled after a full scale optical retail practice and provides an authentic learning environment to prepare students for their role as an optician in the primary eye-care industry. Students are exposed to real life situations and will actively participate in various aspects of eye-care services.
The facilities available include:
Microbiology labs to provide a conducive skills-acquiring environment to practice safe-handling of microorganisms;
Chemistry labs designed to provide a practical understanding of chemistry in life science;
Biochemistry lab designed to provide students with opportunities to learn about the practical applications of life science in clinical diagnostics and food technology;
Molecular biology lab to provide an an inspiring setting for students to pick up essential skills for manipulating DNA;
Analytical labs designed to provide provide hands-on training in the use of high-end instruments for analysis of biomolecules;
Student project labs designed to enable students to stretch their limits of innovation in biology and chemical technology.
For Food Science
The facilities available include the Food Processing Laboratory and Food Science Laboratory.
Equipped with pilot plant scale food processing equipment and analyzers, the Food Processing Laboratory provides a realistic hands-on learning environment for learners who seek to achieve mastery of operating and maintaining equipment and product testing skills all in one purpose-built setting.
The Food Science Laboratory is a versatile training facility where learners unravel the miracles of Food Science while performing scientific experiments with laboratory scale equipment and utensils. Fitted with customized sensory evaluation booths to provide a simulated work environment, the laboratory is used to facilitate authentic learning for students to attain proficiency in the skills required for shelf life studies and food quality evaluation.
Centres of Technology (CoT)