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Work Attachment Programme(old)

We constantly seek collaborations with external organisations to enlist their expertise and leverage on their resources to provide the real learning that schools cannot (as yet) provide. For example, we have partnered the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A-Star, NParks, NTU and NUS on science research projects. We have also worked with Singapore Zoological Gardens, the Changi Meteorological Station, Nee South Community Centre to customise work attachment stints for our students.

Other collaborations include overseas service-learning expeditions, overseas immersion-cum-exchange programmes, and student leadership exchange programmes. In 2009, we renewed our science research student exchange programme with Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWITS), the top Mathematics and Science School in Bangkok, Thailand; and in 2010, we established the student leadership exchange programme with Osaka City Senior High School, Japan.

Such collaborations and many other experiential learning journeys (locally and overseas) provide our students the platform to discover, learn and realize the strong competition locally as well as globally. They serve as motivations to inspire our students to strive for greater achievements and excellence and at the same time, remind them not to be complacent of our present success.

In 2010, the college initiated the collaboration with 24th Battalion Singapore Artillery (24SA) for the 2010 National Day celebrations. In this pilot project, YJC students and soldiers from 24SA were engaged in a combined National Day celebration that comprised an observance ceremony, two talks and an exhibition of heavy artillery and army personal equipment. The objectives of the project were to widen community involvement by SAF and bridge the gap between the community and the armed forces, to expose students, especially male students to the duties and responsibilities of the Singapore Armed Forces, and to prepare our male students for their stint in national service. Response and feedback from students, staff and soldiers was very positive. The collaboration continued for 2011 and was extended to the college’s annual Celebrating Values Day in 2012.