Monday, August 25, 2014

ITE and poly students welcome ASPIRE recommendations: Channelnewsasia.com

Some students also suggested companies could have more flexible arrangements to enable students to balance both work and study commitments, while the parents we spoke to expressed some reservations.

Our DISM Year-3 student, Edgar Tok was interviewed by Channelnewsasia.

For more details, please visit this URL @ Channelnewsasia.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

IT security scares boost demand for cybersecurity - The Straits Times - Digital Life!

Recruitment firms and IT security companies notes the rising demand among multinational corporations, financial institutions and government agencies for more IT security experts.

Article mentioned the various IT security programmes in Singapore and SP’s Cyber Security Academy which was launched in December 2013 was mentioned as an example.

The courses conducted at the academy are meant for IT professionals who want to be trained in cybersecurity.

Source: The Straits Times – Digital Life!, 20 Aug 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014



Singapore must always give our people full opportunities to achieve their potential. Our pioneers showed that we can do anything, provided we set our minds to it. And we must build on their legacy and continue to give every Singaporean the confidence to shoot for the stars. Education is an important part of this and that is why every year, I speak on different aspects of education and this year, I will focus on ITE (Institute of Technical Education) and Poly(technic) students. Our ITEs and Polys are world-class. Foreign visitors are amazed by the facilities, better than many universities. Investors are impressed by the quality of the graduates – well-trained, can-do, productive. And our students themselves are great examples of resolve, strength and character.......

Or take William Tay. William lost his hearing to illness at four. He enrolled in ITE College Central here. He joined the Photography Club and the Deaf Dragons, which is a dragon boat racing team and he graduated last year with a NITEC in Info-Communications Technology with a perfect Grade Point Average (GPA) and won the Rotary-ITE Student Excellence Award. Welcome, William. Now, he is in the Poly, studying for a Diploma in Infocomm Security Management and benefiting from the Special Needs Education Fund, and working with his lecturers to come back to his alma mater to start a sign language Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) club here in ITE College Central.

So, we have done well by our students. But our students, having done well, naturally hope to climb even higher. And I give you an example of how they feel in this striking art work entitled “Aspirations” which has been put up by ITE students in their art show and if you go outside later, you will see it on the wall somewhere outside. And it shows their desire to improve themselves to reach the top and if you look carefully, you will see also it shows the right spirit because having reached the top, you reach down and help the next person to make it too.

Source: PM Speech in English (www.pmo.gov.sg)

ITE Student William Tay now pursuing DISM at the Singapore Polytechnic: 2014 National Day Rally

SINGAPORE: In his National Day Rally Speech on Sunday (Aug 17), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore must build on the pioneers' legacy.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 2014 National Day Rally.
He said that education is an important part in ensuring that Singaporeans have the opportunities to achieve their potential. He cited the examples of two students who showed resolve, strength and character in overcoming challenges.

One of the two examples that Mr Lee mentioned is ITE graduate William Tay. Mr Lee said Tay's hearing loss did not stop him from excelling in life. He graduated with a perfect score last year and is also part of a dragon boat team of hearing impaired people.

William Tay, student of DISM
Tay hopes to give back to the society - he is working with his lecturers to start a Sign Language CCA Club in ITE. He is now pursuing a Diploma in Infocomm Security Management at the Singapore Polytechnic.

Prime Minister Lee said: "We have done well by our students; but our students, having done well, naturally hope to climb even higher. They are right to aim high. We want to help them create a brighter future for themselves, by many routes - not just the academic route, but also alternatively by getting good jobs, mastering deep skills, performing well and then getting relevant qualifications along the way, as they work, as they advance in their careers.

Source: Channelnewsasia.com

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DISM ITSP Showcase 2014

The DISM ITSP Showcase Day (Semester 1) was held on Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 at Cyber Wargame Centre. There was a total of 6 groups showcasing their final year projects. We saw many of the DISM year-1 and year-2 students turn-up to view their seniors' works. Many lecturers from DMIT also were present to view the projects.

There were many interesting projects and these included Smart keyboard, Openbouncer, Search-based Malware Analysis projects, just to name a few.

We are quite sure that these projects have great potential to end up in a follow-up project for the subsequent groups of students who are doing the final year project in next semester.

Keep up the good work!!!