Having identified the need to close the gap in the Industrial skill requirements that the Enyimba Economic City will generate, the Management of Enyimba Economic City Development Company Limited (EECD) visited the Institute of Technical Education Singapore (ITE) Singapore in Singapore on Thursday February 13, 2018 to discuss possible partnership in developing a skill and vocational training curriculum for Enyimba Innovation and Vocational Institute.
Gary Soh the Head of Business Development of ITE welcomed the EECD team and gave a brief history of Institute of Technical Education Singapore (ITE) while noting that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is an important pillar of Singapore Education designed to teach the students the skill to pull their family out of poverty in one generation.
He said that ITE initially started with training to support Labour Intensive Manufacturing which is where Enyimba Economic City is today, but the curriculum has evolved over time to high value industry such as aviation support and services, IT, Robotics.
He also said that the school have recorded huge success because they have moved beyond results towards understanding the mindset of the young person and have adopted their curriculum to suit the young mind.
Mr C Darl Uzu, the Managing Director of EECD expressed delight at the success story of ITE and both parties agreed to develop a Memorandum of Understanding so as to identify the requirements and responsibilities of EECD and ITE. This will help in the development of the curriculum of Enyimba Innovation and Vocational Institute which will create the right skill set to support manufacturing in the Enyimba Economic City.
With the identification of skilled manpower as a vital ingredient for the successful running of Industrial sectors Enyimba Economic City, the management of the development company on February 09, 2018 made the submission for the approval of Eastern University to the National University Commission.
Eastern university is intended to be modelled after the Indian Institute of Technology which has distinguished itself as an institution the produces the best in world of information technology. The University is intended be a merit driven school that will attract the brightest minds of both students and lecturers.
The documents submitted includes the Draft Academic Brief Vol. I and Vol. II, the Draft Master Plan, Environmental Impact Analysis Report, Soil Geotechnical Report and filled Application Forms.