01 Dec '11, 8am

ITE to roll out new tourism course

ITE to roll out new tourism course

SINGAPORE: The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is introducing a new course on attractions operations from January. The Nitec course will be offered at ITE College West in Choa Chu Kang. It will provide students with skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to take up jobs in the tourism industry. ITE CEO Bruce Poh said the college is offering the course after noticing a spike in demand for jobs in attractions operations, as Singapore develops more tourist attractions. The course will include modules on how to welcome visitors and attend to enquiries, providing guided tours, sales and ticketing services as well as ensuring the safety and security of visitors. Students will also have to go through an 18-week industry attachment. "This (course) is very focused on attractions operations, some technical aspects of attractions operations," Mr Poh said. "But mainly, I thi...

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