CIT fosters education partnership in Singapore
Published: 05 Oct 2018
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is expanding its international footprint, with a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) being signed this week with leading Singaporean institution, Temasek Polytechnic.
The objectives of the MoU are to grow understanding and cooperation between CIT and Temasek Polytechnic in the areas of staff and student exchanges and in the sharing of expertise, knowledge and information to prepare students for the global workforce.
The friendship between the institutions was borne from a mutual interest in innovation, entrepreneurship, culinary, cyber security and design.
Representing CIT in Singapore, Board Chair Craig Sloan said the MoU provides invaluable learning opportunities for the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.
"Temasek Polytechnic has leading edge facilities and we can learn a lot from them in terms of their innovative programs and space design thinking," Mr Sloan said.
"Our mobility program is in full swing, with a cohort of students from Temasek Polytechnic visiting CIT earlier this year and the second CIT student exchange currently in Singapore. These exchanges are a unique development opportunity and can only enrich students' learning and knowledge."
This MoU further increases the international learning experiences and opportunities for CIT students.
CIT has a range of exciting study abroad opportunities, giving students an opportunity to undertake study or placement overseas that is related to their studies. More information is available from www.cit.edu.au/study/cit_support/studyabroad
Image: CIT Board Chair Craig Sloan, Peter Lam and representatives from CIT and Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore.