Training & Consultancy
The technical competency and expertise of ITE College East staff are often tapped by local and overseas partners to engage in various technology development projects. To date, staff have engaged in several overseas and local projects commissioned by government organisations and industry practitioners.
Setting Up the Regional Vocational Training Centre in Jordan
In FY 2006, ITEES was appointed as the project consultant by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs to set up a Regional Vocational Training Centre (RTVC) in Jordan under the auspices of AMED (Asia-Middle East Dialogue). The centre will focus on vocational training and develop training standards for individuals entering the labour market across the region. It will be a key component in Jordan’s wider efforts to develop a well-trained workforce attuned to the region’s industry needs and to complement Jordan’s economic liberisation initiatives.
The Building Services Technology Department (BST) from ITE College East was engaged to work on this project in setting up of the RVTC and developing the curriculum and teaching materials. The BST staff also developed a 120-hour Air-conditioning Systems Maintenance & Diagnostic programme to upgrade the skills of Jordanian craftsmen and skilled workers working in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and eating industry.