Planning for the Future
03 Feb 2014
SMS Indranee explains why the review is being done and how a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment is affecting jobs globally. The way forward is to plan for the future
Enabling Every Individual to Realise His or Her Potential
As the economy evolves and the economic environment becomes more dynamic and complex, demand for a wider range of skills, competencies and expertise will increase. What are the skills and competences required to adapt and succeed?
There are multiple educational pathways that cater to the different strengths and interests of our students. To prepare and empower Polytechnic and ITE graduates to thrive in the economy of the future, the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (ASPIRE) Committee has been formed to review and recommend enhancements to the applied education model at the Polytechnics and ITE.
Chaired by Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education, the Committee will look at enhancing career and academic progression prospects for Polytechnic and ITE graduates through the strengthening of industry linkages to provide work-relevant training for students, enhanced educational and career guidance, and pursuit of industrial research, innovation and enterprise activities that support the Polytechnics and ITE's academic mission.
The review, which will involve the industry, students and other stakeholders, aims to present recommendations that will create significant impact for our Polytechnic and ITE system of education, and to better equip our young people to seize opportunities in the future..
Visit the ASPIRE website for more information!