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ERIC Number: ED019488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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OUTLINE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN SINGAPORE.
Australian Dept. of Labour and National Service, Perth.
IN 1964 SINGAPORE HAD A POPULATION OF 1,844,200. EDUCATION IS FREE FOR THE 6 PRIMARY YEARS. SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ATTEND AN ACADEMIC SECONDARY, A SECONDARY COMMERCIAL, OR A SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL. A 2-YEAR PREUNIVERSITY, A POLYTECHNIC, AND A TEACHERS' COLLEGE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. UNSUCCESSFUL PRIMARY STUDENTS RECEIVE 2 YEARS ADDITIONAL WORK AT A VOCATIONAL SCHOOL AND, IF SUCCESSFUL, APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO A VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE. THE UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE AND THE NANYAND UNIVERSITY OFFER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, AND A POLYTECHNIC OFFERS DEGREE COURSES IN CIVIL, ELECTRICAL, AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, AND ACCOUNTING. SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS WHICH PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TOWARD SCHOOL-LEAVING CERTIFICATES INCLUDE COURSES IN WOODWORK, METALWORK, TECHNICAL DRAWING, BUILDING, ENGINEERING PRACTICES, AND ENGINEERING SCIENCE. SECONDARY VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS PROVIDE 2 YEARS OF EDUCATION WITH 50 PERCENT IN PRACTICAL SUBJECTS. THE ONE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE PROVIDES A 2-YEAR TRADE COURSE AND EVENING CLASSES WITH FULL-TIME COURSES. TECHNICAL TEACHERS ARE TRAINED IN THE TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE TEACHERS' COLLEGE. APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS IN THE SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIRING, AND AIR AND TRANSPORT TRADES ARE DEVELOPED UNDER A NONCOMPULSORY GOVERNMENT SCHEME. IN-INDUSTRY TRAINING AT ALL LEVELS IS EMPHASIZED BY THE MANAGEMENT OF MOST FIRMS. VOCATIONAL TRAINING IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, AND A VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND ONE OF MANUAL AND APPLIED ARTS AND BUILDING ARE PLANNED. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Dept. of Labour and National Service, Perth.
Identifiers: SINGAPORE