29 students and 2 teachers from the Chengdu Auto Vocational and Technical School in Sichuan Province, China, visited Singapore for an EC immersion programme Summer Camp.

During their five-day stay in Singapore from 22 to 26 June, they visited KLC International Institute’s (KLCII) Serangoon Campus and NurtureStar SAFRA @ Toa Payoh to familiarise themselves with the Republic’s education environment, especially for the childcare sector.

Students visiting Nurturestar @ Tao Payoh

Group photo with Mr James Ling, KLC International Institute, Head of Chinese department (5th from left) at Nurturestar @ Tao Payoh

The students between the ages of 16 and 18 years were also briefed on the development of vocational education in Singapore, including training for childcare preschool teachers by Mr James Ling, Head of Chinese Early Childhood Academic Administration at KLCII. They also learned how KLCII’s courses have helped a large number of overseas students, including those from China, achieve academic success with recognised diplomas and degrees in EC.

“Singapore’s Progress in Vocational Education” workshop by Mr James Ling, KLC International Institute, Head of Chinese department

Aside from the scheduled learning programme, the students also had the opportunity to discover Singapore’s various cultures and places of interest, as well as enjoy the wide variety of local delicacies.

This is one of the numerous initiatives offered by KLCII as its ongoing plans to promote Early Childhood Teaching beyond Singapore. Through a scheduled itinerary that consist of a mixture of learning journeys, child care centre visits and introduction to the Singapore culture, students will be able gain first-hand insights on the daily activities in a child care centre as well as to experience the rigorous teachers’ training that local teachers undergo before joining the industry.

KLCII will continue to share best practices and quality training programmes on early childhood (EC) education and training to the region through such immersion programmes.

For enquiries, please contact Mr Desmond Seah at desmondseah@klc.edu.sg or contact 6332 0786.

Mr James Ling, KLC International Institute, Head of Chinese department (from left), presenting a token of appreciation to Mr Wu Yong Gang, Chengdu Auto Vocational and technical School’s, China, Teachers

Group photo taken at KLCII Serangoon Campus