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Singapore taps German model to deepen technical skills

Strategy also aims to attract leading German firms to set up base here

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Four German firms with operations in Singapore are sponsoring eight polytechnic graduates to join Germany's long-established dual-studies programme, which blends the pursuit of a degree with an apprenticeship

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''We started with the German companies because they already know how to do this. I'm sure more companies will come on board in future - it makes sense for the employer and employees too.'' - Beh Kian Teik, EDB international director (Europe)

Munich

A FLEDGLING programme sending local polytechnic graduates to Germany to get a degree and in-depth work experience has gained momentum, with Singapore's latest national drive towards skills mastery.

Apart from how it fits into Singapore's SkillsFuture initiative, the Economic

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