ITE Renews Collaboration with Scania Singapore
Focus on Euro 6 Technology and Overseas Internships for Trainee Automotive Technicians
SINGAPORE, March 1 2017 – Scania Singapore today renewed its commitment to training next-generation automotive technicians, with the extension of its industry collaboration with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).
The collaboration, which first began in 2012, involves the transfer of knowledge and expertise for the training of NITEC in Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles) students and teaching staff at ITE College West. It continues to cover the provision of local internships for students to gain practical experience and three book prizes rewarding top students, as well as the organisation of a student edition of the Scania Top Team Skills Competition.
Under the terms of the renewed collaboration, Scania Singapore will now focus on familiarising students and teaching staff with the new Scania Euro 6 heavy vehicle diesel engine, designed to minimise harmful exhaust emissions. In addition, Scania Singapore will provide attachment opportunities for ITE teaching staff to learn more about its Euro 6 technology at its local and overseas workshops.
By 1 January 2018, all diesel engines in Singapore have to comply with the stringent Euro 6 emission requirement set by the European Union. In comparison with its predecessor Euro 5, the Euro 6 defines standards to reduce nitrogen oxide levels by 80% and particulate levels by 50%.
“Our continued collaboration with ITE College West allows Scania Singapore to groom the next generation of automotive technicians to be well-versed in Euro 6 engines,” says Mr Mark Cameron, Regional Director of South Malaysia and Singapore, Country Manager of Scania Singapore. “As a sustainable transport solutions provider with a broad range of alternative fuel and technology solutions, we look forward to the opportunity to share our knowledge in Euro 6, the highest possible emission standard that is set to improve air quality and public health in Singapore.”
In addition to the 12-week local internships for students, Scania will also give the four best-performing interns the opportunity to experience overseas internships at its workshop in Malaysia.
“ITE works closely with the industry to ensure our students are trained in industry-relevant skills, so we are happy to extend our partnership with Scania Singapore. This partnership will give more opportunities for Automotive Engineering students and staff to gain valuable industry exposure, through both local and overseas attachments,” says Dr Goh Mong Song, Principal of ITE College West.
Mr Cameron and Dr Goh officiated at the signing ceremony at the ITE College West campus today for the three-year extension of the collaboration.
ITE College West, which opened in April 2011 as a ‘College of Service and Innovation’, is home to about 7,800 students and 710 staff. It offers 42 courses under the Schools of Business & Services, Electronics & Info-Comm Technology, Engineering and Hospitality.
Mr Mark Cameron, Regional Director of South Malaysia and Singapore, Country Manager of Scania Singapore, with Dr Goh Mong Song, Principal of ITE College West, at the signing ceremony for the three-year extension of the collaboration.
Mr Mark Cameron, Regional Director of South Malaysia and Singapore, Country Manager of Scania Singapore, and Dr Goh Mong Song, Principal of ITE College West, view career opportunities at Scania Singapore after the signing ceremony.