Greetings from ITE College West!
We opened our doors in Chua Chu Kang to the first cohort of students in July 2010 after operating from five satellite campuses in Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Bukit Batok, Clementi and Dover in the past. There are about 9,000 full-time students, 3,600 part-time students and 680 staff here in College West.
Our central focus is to be a "College of Service and Innovation". We set to achieve this by cultivating a service-oriented culture and an innovative mind-set in our students and staff.
We set out our campus to be a place where our students can Learn, Live and Play. They are given a holistic Hands-on, Minds-on and Hearts-on education through courses that we offer at our four schools:
- Business & Services
- Electronics & Info-Comm. Technology
Our College is a modern and environmentally-friendly one with many green features. This open-concept campus also houses an authentic learning environment and state-of-the-art training facilities.
Some of these facilities include a fully-functional 22-room training hotel, two fine-dining restaurants that serve a fusion of Western and Asian culinary cuisines, an Airport Training Lounge, a multi-sensory Multimedia Design Centre, comprehensive engineering workshops – including one that houses an MRT track for training purposes – and many others.
These, plus our passionate teaching staff, homely surroundings and diverse range of Co-Curricular Activities provide our students a nurturing environment to develop and mature as capable learners. It is our hope that our brand of education will prepare them to be work- and world-ready when they graduate.
On the educational front, we have grown and achieved much success over the years. One in four of our graduates qualifies for entry into polytechnics. Some prefer to work while pursuing their studies. Others have even become entrepreneurs.
Our focus to provide a holistic learning experience for our students has won us the coveted Singapore Experience Award for Best Education Experience for several years now, the President's Award for the Environment and a list of other community awards such the People's Association's Community Spirit Award.
I welcome you to take a look at our College more closely where our students are equipped with skills and knowledge, and imbued with strong values to create infinite possibilities and boundless opportunities for themselves.
Come and experience it for yourself!
DR GOH MONG SONG
Principal, ITE College West