Bosch partners with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to set up ITE – Bosch Power Tools Training Centre at ITE College East


Bosch partners with ITE College East to set up the ITE-Bosch Power Tools Training Centre.

Dr. Yek Tiew Ming, principal of ITE College East (left) and Martin Hayes, president of Bosch SEA (right) going through the benefits of the Bosch power tool

Dr. Yek Tiew Ming, principal of ITE College East (left) and Martin Hayes, president of Bosch SEA (right) going through the benefits of the Bosch power tool



Zairynn Yazmi
Assistant Manager
Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd
Corporate Communications (Southeast Asia)
Phone: +65 6571 2059, Mobile: +65 8799 6901


2017-11-17 | Singapore | Corporate News

Collaboration to boost vocational skills development

  • Partnership to enhance ITE’s mechanical engineering courses through power tools sponsorship, training materials and book prizes
  • Bosch to provide power tools and safety trainings to ITE’s staff members

Singapore – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, today announced a partnership with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to set up the ITE - Bosch Power Tools Training Centre at the ITE College East. The partnership aims to enhance ITE’s mechanical engineering courses using Bosch power tools.

“Since entering Southeast Asia, Bosch is committed in the long run in helping the region grow with our technology and services, and contributing to the well-being of local communities. This extends to education as well,” says Martin Hayes, President of Bosch Southeast Asia. “Through this partnership with ITE, we hope that students will be able to develop their fullest potential by succeeding in their education, realizing their career aspiration and in turn, be the driving forces in making a difference to the community and the country”.

“With rapid technology advancements, it has become more important for engineers to be well equipped with industry relevant knowledge and skills of the future. At ITE, we work closely with industry partners to create industry-relevant learning opportunities for our staff and students. This partnership with Bosch reinforces our efforts to develop job-ready graduates with the capabilities to contribute effectively in a technology-driven economy,” said Dr. Yek Tiew Ming, Principal of ITE College East.

As part of this partnership, Bosch will be sponsoring a range of power tools and measuring tools that students and staff can use for coursework, as well as provide technical advice and assistance for the tools. Bosch will also be facilitating visits to its local and overseas manufacturing facilities and affiliated technical institutions for ITE students and staff. Each year, the top two students from the mechanical engineering course will be awarded book prizes.

Together with its partners, Bosch will participate in ITE career fair and related event to offer job opportunities to ITE graduates.

This partnership also opens doors for further collaboration on projects that will enhance both Bosch and ITE’s technical competencies. Bosch will provide power tools and safety trainings to ITE staff on a regular basis.

Bosch’s commitment to the Southeast Asia region has been reflected in its focus on education. With apprenticeship programs in Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia, Bosch provides learning tools, scholarships, and develops curriculums with vocational institutes and tertiary institutions to raise the education standards and skills of students and the local workforce across Southeast Asia.

About ITE

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a post-secondary education institution established in 1992 under the Ministry of Education. As a principal provider of career and technical education, and a key developer of national occupational skills certification and standards, ITE's Mission is to create opportunities for students and adult learners to acquire skills, knowledge and values for employability and lifelong learning. ITE's Vision is to be A Trailblazer in Career and Technical Education. Our Values are Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Care. ITE comprises the ITE Headquarters and three ITE Colleges - College Central, College East and College West.

About Bosch in Southeast Asia and Singapore

Robert Bosch (South East Asia) Pte Ltd is a regional subsidiary of the Bosch Group, representing the Group’s interests in Southeast Asia, where it is currently present in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Business operations in the 10 ASEAN countries report to Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, located in Singapore. In fiscal 2015, the company generated SGD 224 million in sales in Singapore. As per December 31, 2015, the regional headquarters employed around 920 associates. Bosch has been in Singapore since 1923, active in Automotive Aftermarket, Power Tools, Security Systems, Drive and Control Technology, Packaging Technology, Thermotechnology, as well as Software and Systems Solutions. The Asia Pacific headquarters for the Bosch business divisions of Automotive Aftermarket, Security Systems and Bosch Software Innovations, as well as operations for Corporate Research and Advance Engineering, and Information Technology, are part of Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd.

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About Bosch worldwide

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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