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ERIC Number: ED357169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Training through Apprenticeship--The Singapore System. An APEC-HURDIT Network Project.
Sam, Sui Chee
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore provides skills training to school leavers through the institutional training and apprenticeship modes. The strengths of apprenticeship training are: provision of more occupational choices; greater effectiveness in meeting specific needs of industries; and opportunities for young people to earn as they learn. Programs offered under apprenticeship training lead to national technical and specific trade area certification. All apprenticeship courses encompass the two key components of on-the-job and off-the-job training. The ITE has a specified center for promotion, recruitment, and placement--the Apprenticeship Placement Center. The ITE also monitors the placed apprentices' progress for the full duration of training. Fifty-seven courses are offered under apprenticeship. Three key actions meet the challenge of increasing the participation of young persons: strengthening the image of apprenticeship, promoting apprenticeship, and introducing new programs. Strategies to overcome the barriers to participation of small and medium-sized companies include the following: introduction of a hybrid option, progressive disbursement of grants, support from ITE on the cost of training, provision of more places for off-the-job training, and establishment of the Council on Apprenticeship Training. Quality of training has been strengthened through support from Germany and training of industry trainers. (The appendices contain a list of apprenticeship courses, enrollment figures by course, and number of organizations participating by course.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore