20 Jan '11, 8am

ITE plays an important role in training local skilled labour and enhancing our workforce's ability: SM Goh

1. I am especially happy to be here to witness the opening of this year’s WorldSkills Singapore Competition because the Institute of Education or ITE has reaffirmed my faith in it. Some of you may recall that in 1992, at the inauguration dinner of ITE, I had said that I was convinced of ITE’s ability to help develop a world-class skilled workforce. And it has. As one piece of evidence, over the years, ITE has done well in WorldSkills competitions. 2. WorldSkills Singapore is an important national platform to showcase the skills and talents of our youths in 18 skill areas, such as automotive technology and visual merchandising. The winners of WorldSkills Singapore will represent our country at the WorldSkills London 2011 Competition in October. Importance of Good Skills Training 3. Skilled workers such as mechanics, plumbers, cooks and hairdressers are essential to our econ...

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