SITA Partners Singapores Institute of Technical Education

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SITA has signed a collaboration agreement with Singapores Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to enhance the training of students in airport passenger services.

The agreement represents another significant step in the development of skilled manpower for Singapore's growing civil aviation industry.

About 100 ITE students are expected to undertake the training every year.

ITE's Passenger Services students will be trained using SITA's departure control software, which is used to check-in and board millions of passengers at more than 70 international airports around the world. In addition to its world-class technology, SITA will provide extensive training and support services to ITE staff and lecturers.

Ilya Gutlin, SITA President Asia-Pacific, said, This is a great program SITA is bringing the airport to ITE and supporting this leader in technical education. Our collaboration with ITE is part of SITAs global initiative to support the development of the next generation of aviation workers through a strong focus on education. People are the most important resource in determining the competitiveness of an organization. It is one of SITAs goals to support the training of young people who aspire to develop a career in the air transport industry. Given the Singapore Government's aim to improve opportunities for ITE and polytechnic graduates, this is a timely announcement and represents another important milestone in SITAs commitment to the air transport community here in Singapore.

Dr Ang Kiam Wee, Principal of ITE College Central, said, SITAs Maestro Local Departure Control System (LDCS) software is used in many international airports around the world. Under this collaboration, the Maestro LDCS Software will be deployed at ITE College Centrals Aviation Gallery, enabling us to provide a truly relevant, authentic and engaging experience for students. It will allow hands-on learning in passenger handling and operations, enhance students knowledge and broaden their perspectives about the aviation industry. SITAs commitment to provide train-the-trainer (TTT) opportunities for ITE staff will further increase our capacity to help our students graduate with the right skills and knowledge for the right job.

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