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Workforce Development: BCA-Industry Built Environment ITE Scholarship
What Is It?

The BCA-Industry Built Environment ITE Scholarship programme is offered by BCA, in collaboration with industry firms, to students of high calibre pursuing full-time Built Environment (BE) courses at the ITE colleges.


The ITE Scholarship programme is structured in two stages:

  • Stage 1 (Full-time Study) provides financial incentives during ITE study
  • Stage 2 (Post-ITE Development) provides a clear progression path and attractive salary for ITE graduates

 

Stage 1 (Full-Time ITE Study)

  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum of $2,800 per ITE Scholarship, i.e. minimum of $1,400 per year per scholar for two years.
  • The co-sponsored scholar will be bonded to the sponsor firm for two years.
  • BCA have full discretion on the maximum number of ITE Scholarship(s) which it will co-fund with the sponsor firm

 

Stage 2 - Post-ITE Development

 

  • The sponsor firm will provide employment to the ITE graduate for 3 years.
  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $1,850 in the first year, $2,050 in the second year and $2,350 in the third year to the ITE graduate.
  • The sponsoring firm will provide the employee with a structured On-Job-Training (OJT) and an upgrading opportunity through BCA-approved part-time training courses.
  • BCA will provide an incentive of $5,000 per year per ITE graduate in Stage 2, to the sponsor firm, subject to fulfilment of Stage 2 terms and conditions.

Who is it for?

Industry firms which are keen to sponsor:

  • ITE students in the following built environment ITE courses:
    • Higher Nitec in Civil & Structural Engineering Design
    • Higher Nitec in Electrical Engineering
    • Higher Nitec in Facility Management
    • Higher Nitec in Facility Systems Design
    • Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering
    • Higher Nitec in Space Design Technology
    • Nitec in Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
    • Nitec in Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
    • Nitec in Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
    • Nitec in Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
    • Nitec in Mechanical Technology
    • Nitec in Space Design (Architecture)
    • Nitec in Space Design (Interior & Exhibition)
  • For direct entry into Stage 2: ITE graduates who could be new recruits or the firms’ existing employees, and are less than 12 months after graduation from ITE or after their Operationally-Ready Date (ORD).

 

  • The list of part-time training courses for Stage 2 is shown below:
    • BCA Academy - Certification Course in BIM Modelling (Architecture / MEP / Structure)
    • BCA Academy -  Specialist Diploma in BIM
    • BCA Academy -  National Building Qualification (NBQ)
    • BCA Academy -  CoreTrade Supervisor Course (Mechanical & Electrical / Structural)

 

How much?

Stage 1 (Full-Time ITE Study):

  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum of $2,800 per ITE Scholarship, i.e. minimum of $1,400 per year per scholar for two years. BCA will contribute the rest of the scholarship sum.

Stage 2 (Post-ITE Development):

  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $1,850 in the first year, $2,050 in the second year and $2,350 in the third year to the ITE graduate.
  • The sponsor firm will enrol and co-sponsor the ITE graduate in BCA-approved part-time training courses.
  • BCA will provide an incentive of $5,000 per year per ITE graduate in Stage 2, to the sponsor firm, subject to fulfilment of Stage 2 terms and conditions.

 

How to apply ?

Industry firms keen to sponsor ITE Scholarships should complete the application form and return to BCA. The application form can be downloaded here.

 

For enquiries, please contact:


Ms Rachel Leu
Email: rachel_leu@bca.gov.sg