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1 Journey of Transformation in VTE Dr Law Song Seng Senior Advisor ITE Education Services Singapore Dr Law Song Seng Senior Advisor ITE Education Services Singapore A Breakthrough in Vocational and Technical Education – The Singapore Story

2 Journey of Transformation in VTE OUTLINE Understanding of VTE Systems Alignment with Economic Development The Unique Challenges A Journey Towards Organisational Excellence Best Practices Lessons Learnt OUTLINE Understanding of VTE Systems Alignment with Economic Development The Unique Challenges A Journey Towards Organisational Excellence Best Practices Lessons Learnt

3 Journey of Transformation in VTE SCHOOLS INDUSTRY SOCIETY NATIONAL PLANS VTE DYNAMICS OF VTE SYSTEMS 3

4 Journey of Transformation in VTE Factor-Driven Economy Labour Intensive Investment-Driven Economy Innovation-Driven Economy Capital Intensive Knowledge Intensive ALIGNMENT WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Independence & Early Industrialisation Independence & Early Industrialisation Economic Restructuring (1980s) Newly-Industrialised Economy (1990s) Economic Restructuring (1980s) Newly-Industrialised Economy (1990s) Globalised and Diversified Economy Globalised and Diversified Economy s 1980s-90s 1960s-70s Transformation in VTE - The Singapore Story

5 Journey of Transformation in VTE The UNIQUE CHALLENGES l Focusing on career-based vocational and technical education l Catering to less academic of a school cohort l Responding to dynamic changes and challenges impacting VTE l Focusing on career-based vocational and technical education l Catering to less academic of a school cohort l Responding to dynamic changes and challenges impacting VTE 5

6 Journey of Transformation in VTE Journey towards Organisational Excellence (1992 – 2005)

7 Journey of Transformation in VTE Singapore Quality Class (SQC) People Developer Award (PDA) SQC Renewal ISO 9001: Public Service Award for OE -SQC Annual Development Exercise (ADE) -PDA Renewal 2007 – Harvard- IBM Award Singapore Quality Award -Distinguished Public Service Award for OE KEY MILESTONES IN EXCELLENCE

8 Journey of Transformation in VTE Some Best Practices

9 Journey of Transformation in VTE PLANNING – THREE WAVES OF TRANSFORMATION PLANNING – THREE WAVES OF TRANSFORMATION PLAN: ITE 2000 VISION: To Build ITE into an Established Post-Secondary Technical Education Institution PLAN: ITE 2000 VISION: To Build ITE into an Established Post-Secondary Technical Education Institution 9 PLAN: ITE Breakthrough VISION: A World-Class Technical Education Institution for a Knowledge-Based Economy PLAN: ITE Breakthrough VISION: A World-Class Technical Education Institution for a Knowledge-Based Economy PLAN: ITE Advantage VISION: A Global Leader in Technical Education PLAN: ITE Advantage VISION: A Global Leader in Technical Education FIRST WAVE ( ) SECOND WAVE ( ) THIRD WAVE ( )

10 Journey of Transformation in VTE TEACHING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENT 10 eTutor Knowledge Management System eStudent

11 Journey of Transformation in VTE PRACTICE-ORIENTED CURRICULUM 11 Core 8 Modules Electives 2 Modules (General, Course Specific, Inter- disciplinary, Cross-level) Life Skills Modules Life Skills for Personal Development; Life Skills at the Workplace; Sports & Wellness (Focusing on communication skills, personal & interpersonal effectiveness, thinking & problem solving skills, team building skills and service excellence) Core 80% Core 80% Electives 5% Electives 5% Life Skills 15% Life Skills 15% Typical course comprises 70% practical training and 30% theory

12 Journey of Transformation in VTE E XPLORE P RACTISE P ERFORM P LAN LEARNER Technical, Methodological & Social Competencies Technical, Methodological & Social Competencies 12 PROCESS-ORIENTED PEDAGOGIC MODEL PEPP MODEL

13 Journey of Transformation in VTE 1)Market-relevant, Enterprising and Adaptable Graduates for a Global Economy 2)Lifelong Learners for Lifelong Employability A HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON, HEARTS-ON HOLISTIC EDUCATION MODEL A HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON, HEARTS-ON HOLISTIC EDUCATION MODEL HEARTS-ON HOLISTIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT HOLISTIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Community ServiceITE SAFE Home Project MINDS-ON RoboticsDigital Media Design HANDS-ON NursingBio-Chemical Technology Education Outcomes Successful Graduates 13

14 Journey of Transformation in VTE 14 COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING OF VTE Prime Ministers Visit WorldSkills Singapore (with President) Roadshows Experience ITE Programme Ministers Endorsements Media Strategy Marketing to Schools The New Paper (2 Feb 05) >

15 Journey of Transformation in VTE 15 Second Campaign ( ): ITE - A Force Behind The Knowledge-Based Economy Second Campaign ( ): ITE - A Force Behind The Knowledge-Based Economy Third Campaign ( ): Thinking Hands Create Success Third Campaign ( ): Thinking Hands Create Success CREATIVE REBRANDING First Campaign ( ): Make Things Happen First Campaign ( ): Make Things Happen

16 Journey of Transformation in VTE Some Lessons Learnt

17 Journey of Transformation in VTE LESSONS FROM SINGAPORES EXPERIENCE 17 Policy Shift towards VTE Alignment with Economic Development Achieving Organisational Excellence Changing Public Perception and Image Leveraging on Industry Partners Transformation of VTE – It Can Be Done

18 Journey of Transformation in VTE Thank You ITE …, A JOURNEY THAT NEVER ENDS...


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