ITE College Central
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|ITE College Central|
ITE College Central building in April 2019
2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Singapore
|Motto||Creative Learners, Innovative Workforce.|
|Established||2 January 2013|
|Principal||Mr Suresh Natarajan|
|Number of students||Approx. 10,400|
|Campus size||10.6 hectares (26 acres)|
ITE College Central (ITE CC) is one of the Institute of Technical Education's three colleges under the "One ITE System, Three Colleges" Governance and Education Model.
This third comprehensive college covers a land area of 10.61 hectares with a total gross floor area of 192,820m2. It opened to its first cohort of students in January 2013. The campus was opened officially on 8 November that year by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Originally the ITE College Central schools are located at Bedok, Bishan, MacPherson, Tampines and Yishun respectively until December 2012. Currently MacPherson and Yishun branches are being demolished to make way for HDB MacPherson Spring and Symphony Suites condominium respectively, Bishan branch have been demolished and became free land. While Tampines branch became Middleton International School (Tampines Campus); while Bedok became Land Transport Authority (Bedok Campus). The new campus replaced Bedok, Bishan, MacPherson, Tampines and Yishun campus will moved into its current premises at Ang Mo Kio in December 2012, together with ITE Headquarters.
Now, the other two campuses of ITE are located at the East and West respectively. ITE College East is located at Simei and was opened in January 2005. While ITE College West is located at Choa Chu Kang and was opened in July 2010.
ITE College Central Principal
|Name of Principal||Years Served|
|Dr Ang Kiam Wee||2013 - 2019|
|Dr Suresh Natarajan||2020 - present|
ITE College Central Deputy Principal
|Name of Deputy Principal||Years Served|
|Mr Chong Leong Fatt||2013 - present|
Culture and traditions
Students are to wear the prescribed uniform. Inside the collar, there is a colour that represents different courses. Students are required to be in Physical Outfit for Physical Activities, students must change back to school uniform after physical activities. The Physical Education T - Shirt is a plain white shirt with two strips of the course colours. The colours below represents different types of courses :
- Green - School of Electronic & Info Comm Technology
- Blue - School of Design & Media
- Yellow - School of Business and Services
- Orange - School of Engineering
Academic schools and courses
ITE College Central has four Schools (School of Business & Services, School of Design & Media, School of Electronics & Info-Communications Technology and School of Engineering) running a total of 51 courses.
ITE College Central has traineeship course. Traineeship course consist of experience trainer, ITE and the person who sign up for traineeship. It helps to gain a head start in career, will receive a certificate as a full-time student but will receive an additional certificate. Once the person who sign up for traineeship gets accepted, training will start immediately. Traineeship has different of varieties of different courses and different course needs different criteria to enter.
In Zentrum, the commercial belt, there are shops and restaurants open to ITE students, staff and the general public, such as Popular Bookstore, First Culinary Restaurant, POSB Bank and Koufu Foodcourt. Also located in ITE College Central is ITEepitome, an authentic training facility for students to work and interact with customers in a genuine commercial setting.
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