The MOU, signed on 20 April 2018, covers an agreement for Shell to provide scenarios-based training in the chemical, and oil and gas, sectors, so that ITE graduates come into the industry with skills, behaviours and expectations that fit the industry. Such training will be deployed in a Plant for Authentic Learning at ITE College East (see Note to Editors). Shell also will provide internship placements, participate in regular curriculum reviews, and offer scholarships to groom maintenance technicians. The cooperation will last three years and be reviewed in April 2021.

“With Singapore’s manufacturing becoming more advanced and deploying newer technologies, there is a need for technical specialists who can adapt and reskill quickly, possess higher thinking skills while being firmly grounded in the fundamentals. We want to be in the marketplace to provide the solutions. Hence this cooperation to shape talent development and deepen skills mastery,” said Mr Leslie Hayward, Shell Vice President, Human Resource Operations for Southeast and Northeast Asia.

As part of its cooperation, Shell has been conducting career talks at ITE to promote scholarships aimed at ITE students pursuing the Higher Nitec in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering discipline.

“In line with our strong emphasis on people and skills development as a Human Capital Partner in Singapore, the scholarships are an avenue to groom quality talents benefiting both the company and the industry,” said Mr Hayward. Applications for this year’s inaugural scholarship programme are closing on 11 May and Shell hopes to find as many strong candidates as possible.

“Shell has been a long-time partner with a shared vision of grooming young talents for the future. We are glad to join hands with Shell to provide our students with opportunities to boost their technical capability through authentic training in school and the industry. With Shell’s expertise, mentorship and meaningful opportunities for students, we can add value to students’ holistic development to give them a head start in their lives and careers,” said Ms Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer, ITE.

Enquiries

Jason Leow
General Manager External Relations
Shell Singapore
jason.leow@shell.com

Shalini V 
Head/Publicity
Corporate Affairs & Development Division
Institute of Technical Education
Shalini_V@ite.edu.sg
+65 9004 0429

Note to Editors:

For more details on how we are collaborating with institutes of higher learning to enhance employability, see www.shell.com.sg/about-us/awards-and-recognition.html.

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