Top ITE student highlights importance of learning outside the classroom

This posting was contributed by the Institute of Specialized Schooling (ITE).

Han Xin Ying, Constance
Larger Nitec in Chemical Technologies @ ITE Faculty East
Recipient of Lee Kuan Yew Product Pupil Award 2022

More Than a Lab Rat

In Secondary Four, Constance was influenced to do well in Chemistry by a teacher who built the topic uncomplicated to comprehend. Because then, she endeavoured to further more her scientific studies in science and a organic alternative immediately after ‘N’ degrees was Higher Nitec in Chemical Engineering in ITE. 

The course led her to an internship with Singapore Institute of Food items and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI). Constance remembers the 20-7 days internship fondly as it opened her eyes to true get the job done in the laboratory. Her occupation was to render procedure help in spots concerning chemical compounds, protection, consumables and equipment. She picked up laboratory procedures and excellent manage techniques, and even assisted scientists in running a device to test for pesticides on apples. Her stint in SIFBI fuelled her curiosity in investigative function. 

Constance’s inquisitive mother nature shines via further than academics. She explored approaches to prevail over the worries of organising an on-line camp on sustainability for youth in Sarawak and the 1st digital Scholar Council Pupil Investiture. Constance’s optimistic angle in the direction of research and daily life sets her aside as an great role design for her friends.  

From the Heart

“One have to do effectively in other facets other than research. Phase out of your ease and comfort zone. Really don’t show up at CCAs just for the sake of earning CCA points. You will understand something if you have a reason. You will obtain the most useful thing – an working experience. No person can ever get your expertise absent. Each individual experience builds character and you will appear out more powerful and wiser.” 

Daily life immediately after ITE 

  • Constance is learning a Diploma in Used Chemistry in Singapore Polytechnic. 

  • Her profession target is to operate in Central Narcotics Bureau’s testing laboratory or sign up for the Overall health Science Authority as a forensic expert. 

Prime Achievements 

  • Constance was on her School Director’s Listing in 2020 and 2021. She graduated with a great GPA of 4..

  • She is a recipient of Edusave Award for Accomplishment, Great Leadership and Assistance (EAGLES) 2021 and Edusave Character Award 2021.

  • In recognition of her energetic contributions to group, she been given the ITE Local community Scholarship (2020 & 2021) and ITE School East’s Service Star Gold Award 2021.

  • She is a dependable university student deserving of leadership roles, these kinds of as Course Representative and the Chairman of CCA and Enrichment in University student Council.