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Harmony From The Heart: The fruit of god

Coconut is familiar to most of us as a thirst quencher and ingredient for delectable curries, but do you know that the humble coconut is one of the most meaningful symbols in Hinduism? If you look closely at a coconut with most the fiber on it removed, you will see three ‘eyes’ on it. To Hindus, these ‘eyes’ represent the three eyes of Lord Shiva. This is the reason why the coconut is also known as “Sriphala” or fruit of God.
Take another look at the coconut again, and you will find that it looks like the head of a human being. This is why you would see devotees smashing coconuts on the ground during important celebrations such as Thaipusam. By smashing the fruit, the devotee is actually shattering his ‘ego’ symbolically, and recognizing that the gods are greater than him. It is also a statement that humans are frail and easily destroyed, thus any credit for personal success is due to the gods. While coconut shell represents the human ego, the clear juice and white kernel within represent the clean inner thoughts and prayers, as fit offerings to the gods. In this way, devotees believe they will receive blessing from the deities. On what other occasions do the Hindus smash the coconut? Share your answers with us in the comment below.

Show your support for Racial Harmony Day! Collect our picbadge via below link and participate in our Instagram and Twitter contest with your name, class and #itecerdh2014
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CE Racial Harmony Day 21 July 2014, Atrium 10am-1pm, – Harmony From The Heart.
Brought to you by 
CE Racial Harmony Day 2014 Working Group
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National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA)

The National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) recognizes youths for completing the NYAA award on an annual basis. 
Last year, CE had 4 Silver & 3 Bronze awardees.

This year, we are proud to have 13 students from ITE CE who received their Silver award from Guest-of-Honour, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of National Development, at the NYAA Bronze and Silver Award Presentation Ceremony on Friday, 11 July 2014 at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre. 

We look forward to celebrating your achievements when you complete your NYAA journey. Congratulations! 

Bavani AHS - Nitec in Nursing (first year)
Koh Zhan Rui AHS - Nitec in Nursing (first year)
Koo Wesley BS - Higher Nitec in Accounting
Maisarah Bte Sa’ad AHS - Nitec in Nursing (first year)
Nur Syafiqah Bte Roslan ENGG - Nitec in Electrical Technology
Nurfiyanty Bte Zainuddin AHS - Nitec in Nursing (first year)
Poh Chiew Hong BS - Higher Nitec in Accounting
Siti Norshahidah Binte Norshid ENGG - Nitec in Electrical Technology
Siti Nur Anisah Bte Muhd Johari AHS - Nitec in Nursing (first year)
Tammy Tan Qiying EIT - Higher Nitec in Wireless Technology
Tay Kwang Wei Jackie EIT - Higher Nitec in Wireless Technology
Yew Cheah Chin EIT - Higher Nitec in Wireless Technology
Yong Jian Shun EIT - Higher Nitec in Wireless Technology 
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"We are heartened that young Singaporeans have high aspirations and seek to continually upgrade themselves. Today, about one in four ITE graduates go on to our local polytechnics..." -- DPM Teo Chee Hean at the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills Singapore 2014. A statistic which SMS for Education, Indranee Rajah, highlighted in Parliament yesterday. 
One in four ITE graduates progress to full-time diploma programmes at polytechnics today, compared to just one in 10 in 1995, said Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah in Parliament.
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For the first time in History, our students from ITE's Product Design course designed and helped NDP Committee to produce and pack 220,000 sets of Funpack for this year's NDP 2014 celebration.
Watch Hossan Leong behind-the-scene interviewing our student designers and the NDP creative team.
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Meet the cast of The Lion Men on 17 July 2014!
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All Jan Intake Students,

You may view your Class Timetable for July 14 Semester by clicking on the following link. If you are not sure about your class name, click on the last worksheet “Search for Class” to search for your class name. If you are unable to find your class name under the "Search for Class Name", please contact your CA or Section Head.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnlJNtjmEXmXdDRPS0s5eV9EMHFiNVBCS2JWbVVRS1E&usp=sharing#gid=24
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Congrats to ITE students for all for their achievements. (14 photos) 
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Our landscape students and staff have done more to improve the pond outside Canteen 1 with more plants and better equipment. Thank you for making our campus environment better.
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Singapore Junior Water Prize 2015

We are faced with many water and environmental issues in our modern world. How do we deal with these issues? 

Form a team of 3 students (max) to participate in this competition.
Tell us what we can do to ensure that our future generations can continue to enjoy an environment with clean water resources.

The winning tram in the Main category will represent Singapore in the International Stockholm Junior Water Prize in Sweden.

Find out more: http://www.np.edu.sg/sjwp

Registration opens on 15 Jun 2014.
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014
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ITE ExCEL Convention 2014 was held from 2 to 4 Jul 2014. ITE College East staff achieved a total of 13 Gold, 9 Silver & 6 Bronze awards (total 28 awards). We are very happy with the achievements of our staff especially for working on projects to help improve the teaching of students and our college in general. 

GOLD Award
1) AAA CE/BS To increase teaching effectiveness in Material Handling Equipment (Forklift) module practical training
2) ELT Experiential Learning Troopers) CE/AHS & 
CE/EIT theEfficien+ Ward (to imbue Critical Thinking in Aspiring Nurses)
3) EnteroSense CE/AHS Solving A Nursing Problem – Feeding of Nasogastric Tube Using EnteroSense
4) F.A.N.A.T.I.C CE/EIT Enhancement of Student Allocation to Specialisation Track
5) FIRE CE/AHS Use of Reflective Framework to Assist Clinical Facilitators to Help Students Write Reflective Report
6) I-DEAT CE/EIT Improving Students’ Experience Performing Lab Tasks
7) LIGHT CE/EIT To enhance students' engagement & understanding of lessons with SMART polling
8) ME-2 CE/ENGG To Enhance Students’ Interest in Learning Instrumentation & Controls (IPC) Module
9) RSquare CE/EIT To eliminate iPAD operational downtime in lessons
10) SEAT CE/AHS To explore the use of SEAT framework to enhance reflective practice in second year nursing students in ITE
11) SPARKS CE/EIT To enhance students’ interest in final year project module through authentic-learning approach
12) The GEM CE/EIT To reduce the long time taken to perform FTTX end-to-end testing
13) VENTURA CE/EIT & CE/CGS To reduce the navigating time for staff and students to find a location in ITE College East campus

SILVER Award 
1) Be Innovative & Shine CE/EIT To Improve Students’ Learning Capabilities Through Innovative Teaching Methods
2) Chamberlain CE/EIT Enhancing the Creation, Sharing, and Data Analytics of Students Counseling process
3) eSBAR CE/AHS Developing nursing students' recording skills on the use of electronic documentation to improve patients' safety
4) MATH-ssiah CE/BS Improving Perception (20%) & Performance (10%) of Higher NitecEngineering Students
5) NICE CE/EIT Reduce pollution using "Hair Filtration"
6) SHINE CE/EIT Intelligent Networking Services Monitoring and Notification System
7) Skills-Trekkers CE/AHS Bridging the theory-practice gap: The principle based learning approach in practical skills among nursing 
students
8) Sprite CE/BS To improve students' motivation and attendance in class
9) Team E.L.I.T.E. CE/EIT To enhance the examination seating preparation work of teh section exam co-ordinator

BRONZE Award
1) FOCUS CE/EIT Aid and provide DAVP students and lecturers a mode to store and share information through Social Media
2) I.C.O.N. CE/EIT To enhance surveillance @ ITE-CE Learning Resource Centre
3) Lamp 1 CE/ENGG To reduce the cost of replacing accessories in laboratory
4) MIT CE/BS To enhance students engagement in learning
5) P.E.A.C.E CE/BS To enhance students' interest in English Language
6) Trail Blazers CE/BS Utilize an assessment method that contributes to authentic learning
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The page is for students, alumni, staff and friends of ITE College East. We welcome all constructive uploads, comments and suggestions however, please use appropriate language.

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), a statutory board under the Ministry of Education, is a post-secondary institution that provides pre-employment training to secondary school leavers and continuing education and training to working adults.

Since its establishment on 1 April 1992, ITE has developed itself into an institution well-known for its provision of a broad-based, multi-disciplinary curriculum that encompasses courses in Applied & Health Sciences, Business & Services, Design & Media, Electronics & Info-Comm Technology and Engineering.

Our Mission: To Create Opportunities for School Leavers and Adult Learners to Acquire Skills, Knowledge and Values for Lifelong Learning in a Global Economy

Our Vision: A Global Leader for Innovations in Technical Education

Public Service Premier Award (2011)
Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Singapore (2011)
Singapore Innovation Class (For Innovation Excellence) (2011)
Singapore Service Class (For Service Excellence) (2011)
Public Service Distinguished Award (2010)
Public Service Best Practice Award (Stakeholder Engagement) (2010)
People Developer (2008)
President’s Social Service Award (2007)
Harvard University - IBM Innovations Award in Transforming Government (2007)
PRISM Award - Excellence Award for Best Public Service Campaign (Government) (2006 & 2000)
Singapore Quality Award (2005)
Distinguished Public Service Award for Organisational Excellence (2005)
Outstanding Innovation & Quality Circles Organisation Award (2005, 2000 & 1996)
Public Service Award for Organisational Excellence (2003)
Singapore Quality Class (1999)
People Developer (2000)
ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System (2002)
Singapore HEALTH Award [Platinum (2005); Gold (2004, 2003 & 2002)]
Corporate Volunteer Award (Commendation) (1999)

There are 28 Nitec courses and 16 Higher Nitec courses available for full-time enrollment upon completion of secondary school education.  (see details in http://ce.ite.edu.sg/college_east/cIndex94.aspx )
 
School of Applied & Health Sciences
Higher Nitec in Biotechnology
Higher Nitec in Chemical Technology
Higher Nitec in Paramedic & Emergency Care
Nitec in Applied Food Science
Nitec in Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)
Nitec in Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)
Nitec in Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)
Nitec in Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
Nitec in Community Care & Social Services
Nitec in Nursing
Nitec in Opticianry

School of Business & Services
Higher Nitec in Accounting 
Higher Nitec in Beauty & Spa Management
Higher Nitec in Human Resource Administration
Higher Nitec in Sport Management
Higher Nitec in Integrated Logistics Management
Nitec in Beauty & Wellness
Nitec in Business Services
Nitec in Finance Services
Nitec in Fitness Training
Nitec in Hair Services (Hair & Scalp Therapy) 
Nitec in Hair Services (Hair Fashion & Design)

School of Engineering
Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering
Higher Nitec in Facility Management
Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering
Nitec in Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
Nitec in Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
Nitec in Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
Nitec in Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
Nitec in Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
Nitec in Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
Nitec in Mechanical Technology

School of Electronics & Info-Comm Technology
Higher Nitec in Business Information Systems
Higher Nitec in e-Business Programming
Higher Nitec in Electronics Engineering
Higher Nitec in Information Technology
Higher Nitec in Network Security Technology
Nitec in Digital Audio & Video Production
Nitec in Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)
Nitec in Electronics (Computer & Networking)
Nitec in Electronics (Display Technology)
Nitec in Electronics (Mobile Devices)
Nitec in Info-Communications Technology (Cloud computing)
Nitec in Info-Communications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration)