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ERIC Number: ED357171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational & Industrial Training Board Annual Report 89/90.
Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA. Office of Adult and Community Education.
During fiscal year (FY) 1989, the Vocational and Industrial Training Board (VITB) in Singapore offered full-time training at seven levels for secondary school leavers. The board's intake of 9,333 participants was 8% below the FY 1988 intake, a fact that was attributed to fewer primary school leavers. The introduction of the Revised Vocational Training System and strengthening of counseling services in the training institutes helped to sustain a high trainee progression rate and reduced the attrition rate. Continuing education and training included the following: industrial skills, customized, and continuing education courses; Basic Education for Skills Training and Worker Improvement through Secondary Education programs, and industry-based training. An increased number of candidates sat for tests and examinations conducted by VITB. New strategic developments were as follows: implementation of a perception study on vocational education, establishment of a Task Force on Apprenticeship to examine its expansion, and progress in the VITB Strategic Plan, including inservice education, textbook development, and initiation of a project on computerization of the institutes. The first certification scheme for a service occupation--that of retail sales assistant--was launched, VITB continued to promote vocational training to potential students through school visits and briefing of all final-year Institute of Education trainees. A 17-page statement of accounts is included as well as lists of course offered by VITB, VITB Training Institutes and Centers, organizations with VITB-approved training centers, and public trade texts available. Numerous color photographs illustrate the text. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA. Office of Adult and Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Singapore