ITE, PSA ink tie-up on port studies

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and PSA Corporation have signed an agreement worth more than S$2 million to give students a deeper understanding of container port operations and technology.

Under the agreement signed yesterday, students from the Higher National ITE Certificate courses in shipping operations and management, and logistics for international trade, will be given opportunities to intern with the port operator.

Students from engineering disciplines will also be exposed to a range of port equipment and technologies being implemented at PSA's new container terminals, a joint statement said.

Also, joint scholarships will be offered to students interested in a career at PSA. Book prizes sponsored by PSA will be awarded to those who top selected modules in engineering, shipping and logistics.

PSA will also fund a series of projects on ITE campuses, including PSA-themed classrooms and study corners featuring port-related motifs and information about the port of Singapore.

PSA International's regional chief executive for South-east Asia, Mr Tan Puay Hin, said with the collaboration, PSA would continue to develop the skilled talent needed for it to grow as a "global champion".

ITE director and chief executive Bruce Poh said the agreement would provide students with real workplace learning experience, expressing hope the tie-up would inspire them to pursue careers in the industry.

This article was first published on July 22, 2014.
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