SINGAPORE – A complete of 450 students pursuing engineering programs on the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) shall be in a position to faucet a brand new study award to assist finance their research and each day bills.
They will obtain a complete of $3,000 every under the SP Group Engineering Study Awards, established by the utility group by a donation of $1.35 million.
Three separate cohorts of 150 students from low-income households will benefit from the awards over the following three years from July.
ITE chief govt Low Khah Gek stated on the launch of the awards on Tuesday (April 12): “With this study award, our financially needy students can take on fewer part-time jobs, and instead, focus more on their studies and excel.”
Mr Muhammad Rayyan Faiszal, 19, who works at a moist market on weekends, is among the many first batch of students to obtain the awards.
The first-year Nitec scholar in electrical know-how at ITE College West stated: “I am happy to receive the award as it relieves the pressure of having to think about putting in more hours at work and earning more for my family.”
His mom works in gross sales and his father is a Grab driver.
The awards are given to students based mostly on their good educational efficiency and conduct.
Ms Celeste Koh Xing En, 17, a first-year Nitec scholar within the mechatronics and robotics course, and who lives in a two-room rental flat together with her mom and older brother, stated the award will assist her financially and can also be a great barometer of her progress in class.
She added: “When my mum heard that I got this award, she was quite happy as it showed that my efforts were producing results.”
In addition to the study awards, SP can even present work-study stints in energy grid, sustainable power, and new applied sciences for ITE students, in addition to mentorships with its engineers, a few of whom are ITE alumni.
SP stated 16 per cent of its 3,600 workers are ITE alumni and of this group, shut to 60 per cent have pursued additional schooling to attain their diploma or diploma.
Group chief govt officer of SP Group Stanley Huang stated: “ITE has provided many of our technical officers and technicians a strong foundation to grow their engineering capabilities. They play an important role in upholding Singapore’s world-class electricity and gas reliability standards.”
Over the years, SP has awarded greater than 450 schooling scholarships, sponsorships and ebook prizes amounting to $10 million to students within the area of engineering.