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Wing Tai to offer students job stints

Students became models for a day at the ITE-Wing Tai Central Runway show on Wednesday. Four outstanding student models walked away with a total of $1,500 worth of prizes after modelling Wing Tai apparel.

The two top spots went to Mr Luqman Hakim, 20, and Ms Chloe Choong, 19, who were named the Overall Male and Female Winner, respectively.

Mr Lim Eden, 20, and Miss Syafiqa Sapari, 19, also won Mr and Miss Photogenic awards respectively.

Under a newly-inked collaboration, Wing Tai will offer separate internship and traineeship programmes, each accepting 10 students annually for three years, beginning this year.

The retail giant owns 16 key brands such as Uniqlo, G2000, Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins and Warehouse.

The job attachments last 10 weeks for the Higher Nitec course in Retail Merchandising, and about four months for the Nitec course in Retail Services.

After completing their internships, students who perform to Wing Tai's standards will be offered part- or full-time employment upon graduation.

Wing Tai said the job attachments are to support the Government's SkillsFuture scheme.

Mrs Helen Khoo, director of Wing Tai Retail, said: "(We) recognised the importance of investing in skills and training. We are happy to provide students traineeship opportunities ... to support their capability development."

ITE College Central's principal Dr Ang Kiam Wee, said the partnership would benefit their students. He said: "(We want to) help our students gain real-life skills in real-life settings, and enable them to transition smoothly to work in their relevant industries when they graduate."

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