SIT’s Integrated Work Study Programme: Building Partnerships with Employers and Students

Date :

2021-05-07 (Friday)

Time :

14:30 - 16:00

Venue :

Online - Microsoft Teams


1.5 hours

(Professional Development )

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Council Initiative

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About the Event :

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) was set up in 2014 to be Singapore's university of applied learning, offering degree programmes that have close nexus with the industry. A key feature of SIT's applied learning pedagogy is the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) which promotes active learning in an authentic learning environment. IWSP involves close collaboration with the industry to provide relevant real work experience, and opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in solving real world problems. 

Students learn to integrate theory and practice, and develop industry-relevant skillsets that are valued by employers. The strong tripartite partnership of SIT with employers and students is a key success factor of IWSP. This webinar aims to provide an overview of IWSP, and to share about how we build close partnerships with employers and students to facilitate workplace learning. 

Facilitator(s) :

Ms Yeo May-Fung, Director, Centre for Career Readiness,SIT

Ms Yeo May-Fung is Director of the Centre for Career Readiness at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Her key roles are to develop career-ready students, and to build partnerships with the industry to facilitate work attachments and job opportunities for the students. With over 25 years of experience in the education industry, she was previously Head of Student Affairs at an education institution, overseeing career services, student life, counselling services and alumni services. Prior to that, she also managed education operations for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, working with overseas universities.

Objectives :

This webinar will provide an overview of SIT's Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) and its implementation. We will explore the roles of the industry partners, the students and the university in facilitating workplace learning. This involves a shift in mindsets of employers, students and academic staff, to embrace a different model of work attachment from typical internships. A key foundation of IWSP is in partnering employers to provide authentic and meaningful work, and to develop students at the workplace. We need to prepare students to take on real work, and continue to develop them throughout the IWSP as an applied learning platform. The academic staff play a key role in coaching and mentoring the students, to facilitate the integration of knowledge and practice. We will also explore key challenges and success factors in the implementation of IWSP.

Target Audience :

VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

Miss CHAN Hing Yui, Nichole
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1083  

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