ERIC Number: ED357171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Certificates, Educational Development, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Marketing, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA. Office of Adult and Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Singapore