Update on the progress of the Earn and Learn Programmes

Published Date: 28 February 2017 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Ms. Sun Xueling, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) (a) whether he can provide an update on the feedback received on Earn and Learn Programmes (ELP) in 2016; (b) whether the Ministry has been able to place 400 polytechnic and ITE graduates across all the ELPs in 2016; and (c) which are the most sought after ELPs and whether they match existing manpower projections of the Industry Transformation Maps.

Response

1. The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) was launched as a work-learn initiative to support fresh polytechnic and ITE graduates in their transition to the workplace and into sectors which they have been trained for.

2. In 2016, over 500 polytechnic and ITE graduates were placed with companies across various ELPs. This is more than the 400 placements targeted for 2016. We have received positive feedback from both employers and trainees who have participated in the ELP.

3. There are currently 40 ELPs across 23 sectors including those where the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) are being developed. The most popular ELPs are in sectors such as Hotel, ICT and Logistics, where ITMs are developed.

4. MOE will continue to work with the respective sector agencies to introduce more work-learn programmes to support training and lifelong learning.

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