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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

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
''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)


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