Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills) and Second Minister for Defence Mr Ong Ye Kung today witnessed the signing of Collaboration Agreements between the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP), and between Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP), to offer relevant skills-based undergraduate modules to polytechnic graduates embarking on the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP).
The Joint-ELP Collaboration Agreements were signed by Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT; Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President, SUSS; and Mr Peter Lam, Principal & CEO, TP. The signing was also witnessed by Mr Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
Under the Agreements, ELP participants will be able to take modules alongside existing undergraduates from the relevant degree programmes offered by both universities. Upon completion of the ELP, they may apply to enrol in the corresponding degree programmes at SUSS or SIT, with due credit recognition given. This will enable ELP participants to continue deepening their skills and knowledge in a related field, and enhance the pathway for further education with SIT and SUSS. Pursuing structured learning combined with work experience will allow ELP participants to build on the skills and knowledge acquired in school and bring them closer to achieving their career goals.