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AGM Annual Report


Summary
In 2021, under the COVID-19 SMM restrictions, the ITE Alumni Mentoring Programme was held virtually and the ITE Alumni Golf Tournament was organised in the ‘Play & Leave Format’. A total of $36,720.99 was raised through the golf event. Other highlights were the formation of the ITE Alumni Symphonia Interest Group for alumni with strong passion for music and performing arts, and the fully digital ignITE magazine to align with support Singapore’s digitalisation push and support Go Green, Go Paperless initiative.

ITE Alumni Association Membership
In 2021, the Association recruited 326 new members, of which 290 of them were recruited through the complimentary 3-year membership offered to ITE Certificate of Merit, Medal and Award winners of 2021, as well as those full-time ITE graduates who signed up for the ITE CET courses, to take up the Ordinary Membership. The $10 for 10 years membership promotion had attracted 36 new Ordinary Members. As at Dec 2021, the Association has 3,076 members in record.

ITE Alumni Golf Tournament 2021
The Golf Tournament, organised in ‘Play & Leave’ format, was held at the Singapore Island Country Club on 27 Oct 2021. The net raised amount of $25,710.99, equivalent to 70% of the amount raised, was channeled to the ITE Alumni Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

ITE Alumni Education Support Fund
The annual funding of $15,000 was not disbursed to ITE Colleges for the Study Support Grant (SSG) awards as the Association was not able to organise any fundraising events under the COVID-19 pandemic situation in 2020. Only 10 student project teams from the ITE Colleges were awarded with the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award with a quantum of $250 per team.

In July 2021, a timely review was carried out for the SSG Scheme and the Outstanding Project Award which were implemented in 2001 and 2002 respectively. A new initiative, ITE Alumni Bursary Award, will replace both the scheme and award to help the needy ITE students. With effect from 2022, an annual sum of $18,000 will be donated to ITE Endowment Fund for 20 bursaries of $900 per award to benefit fulltime ITE students.

Financial Statements & Accounts
The Association engaged Jasmine Chua & Associates to provide bookkeeping services and prepare financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2021 indicated that the total income and expenditure incurred for 2021 were $70,067.25 and $47,357.51 respectively, with a net deficit of $3,001.25 after the transfer of $25,710.99 to the ES Fund. The accumulated cash bank balance was $256,574.51. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

Conclusion
The Management Committee would plan for the Association’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and continue to take on new challenges in 2022. With the continual engagement through the key programmes and activities, the Committee hopes that more members would be attracted to join the Association. Alumni members’ strong continued support would remain crucial for the Association. The Association urges for more young members to come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.

Summary
Year 2020 started off with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the Association’s planned activities for the year. All events planned for the year were cancelled, with the exception of ITE Alumni Mentoring Programme which was held virtually.

ITE Alumni Association Membership
In 2020, the Association recruited 1,003 new members, of which 835 of them were recruited through the ITE Colleges’ Graduate Preparation Seminars for graduating students to take up the Ordinary Membership. The $10 for 10 years membership promotion had also attracted 49 new Ordinary Members. As at Dec 2020, the Association has 3,547 members in record.

ITE Alumni Education Support Fund
Each ITE College continued to receive $5,000 Study Support Grant (SSG) Awards to be given to 50 needy ITE students as financial assistance. Fifteen student project teams from the ITE Colleges were also awarded with the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award with a quantum of $250 per team.

Financial Statements & Accounts
The Association engaged Jasmine Chua & Associates to provide bookkeeping services and prepare financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2020 indicated that the total income and expenditure incurred for 2020 were $5,605.97 and $30,101.68 respectively, with a net deficit of $25,245.71. The current account balance with UOB and SCB was $35,765.24 and $203,610.43 respectively, adding up to a total amount of $239,375.67. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

Conclusion
The Management Committee would continue to take on new challenges in 2021 and is confident to organise key programmes and activities when the COVID-19 situation permits. With continual engagement, more members would be attracted to join the Association. Alumni members’ strong continued support remains crucial for the Association. The Association hopes that more young members would come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.

Summary
The Association kicked off 2019 with an inaugural Darts Fundraising Tournament in addition to the two regular fundraising events, the annual Golf Tournament and Bowling Tournament. A total of $49,263 was successfully raised from these 3 events which would be channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

ITE Alumni Association Membership
In 2019, the Association recruited 1,003 new members, of which 867 of them were recruited through the ITE Colleges’ Graduate Preparation Seminars and ITE Alumni Entrepreneurship Forum 2019 for graduating students to take up the Ordinary Membership. The $10 for 10 years membership promotion had also attracted 133 new Ordinary Members. As at Dec 2019, the Association has 3,579 members in record.

ITE Alumni Fundraising Events
The inaugural Darts Fundraising Tournament held on Sunday 20 January 2019 at Good Cheer 2, Kallang Wave Mall successfully raised a sum of $5,387, out of which $3,770.90 (equivalent to 70% of the amount raised), had been channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

The annual Golf Tournament was successfully held at the Warren Golf & Country Club on Friday 10 May 2019. Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health and Patron of ITEAA was the Guest-of-Honor for the event. Mr Bob Tan, Chairman of ITE participated in the golf event and dinner reception while Ms Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer of ITE; Advisor of ITEAA attended the dinner reception. The net raised amount of $33,237.51, equivalent to 70% of the amount raised, was channeled to the ITE Alumni Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

The ITE Alumni Fundraising Bowling Tournament 2019 held on Sunday 24 November 2019 at Orchid Bowl, Orchid Country Club successfully raised a sum of $17,506.56, out of which $12,254.59 (equivalent to 70% of the amount raised), had been channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

ITE Alumni Overseas Chapter
On 5 September 2019, the Association’s Overseas Chapter successfully held the MOU Signing Ceremony in Shenzhen, China to strengthen ITE’s partnership with 3 existing and 2 new industry partners. Ms Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer of ITE was the Special Guest for the event. A total of 132 overseas industrial attachment places from the five MOU companies were secured for ITE students for the period 2019 to 2021. Such industrial attachment would help ITE students appreciate different work environment and practices in different countries.

ITE Alumni Education Support Fund
Each ITE College continued to receive $5,000 Study Support Grant (SSG) Awards to be given to 50 needy ITE students as financial assistance. Fifteen student project teams from the ITE Colleges were awarded the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award with a quantum of $250 per team. The Association also funded $18,000 to 90 students for their overseas industry attachment to China, Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam under its Overseas Chapters through its ES Fund.

ITE Alumni Entrepreneurship Forum
The Association has successfully organised the annual Entrepreneurship Forum on 10 Oct 2019. Some 800 participants, comprised of ITE alumni, ITE Senior Management and staff, and students from the three Colleges attended the event Mr Samson Zee, Director of Samson Z Entertainment, was invited to share his success story and entrepreneurial venture.

Financial Statements & Accounts
The Association engaged Jasmine Chua & Associates to provide bookkeeping services and prepare financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2019 indicated that the total income and expenditure incurred for 2019 were $117,856.32 and $71,153.42 respectively, with a net deficit of $2,560.10 after the transfer to ES Fund. The current account balance was $86,359.21; with a 12-month fixed deposit amount of $200,000 in Standard Chartered Bank. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

Conclusion
The Management Committee would continue to take on new challenges in 2020 and is confident that through organising more key programmes and activities, more members would be attracted to join the Association. Alumni members’ strong continued support remains crucial for the Association. The Association hopes that more young members would come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.

In 2018, the Association had a fulfilling year with two fundraising events, the annual Golf Tournament and Bowling Tournament. A total of $36,032 was successfully raised from these 2 events which would be used to fund the Study Support Grant and training allowances for ITE students on overseas industrial attachment under the overseas chapters. In addition, the Association donated a sum of $10,000 to President’s Challenge 2018 to support 59 beneficiary organisations, covering various sectors from children and family services, healthcare & elderly, etc.

In 2018, the Association recruited 1,083 new Ordinary members, of which 775 of them were recruited through the ITE Colleges’ Graduate Preparation Seminars and ITE Alumni Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 for graduating students to take up the Ordinary Membership. The $10 for 10 years membership promotion had also attracted 308 new Ordinary Members. One key highlight in 2018 was the formation of the Filmmaking Interest Group by passionate members who graduated from the Filmmaking course. As at Dec 2018, the Association has 2,798 members in record.

The Golf Tournament was successfully held at the Warren Golf & Country Club on 20 Apr 2018. Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health and Patron of ITEAA was the Guest-of-Honor for the event. Mr Bob Tan, Chairman of ITE participated in the golf event and dinner reception while Ms Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer of ITE; Advisor of ITEAA participated in the dinner. The net raised amount of $27,708.26, equivalent to 70% of the amount raised, was channeled to the ITE Alumni Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

The ITE Alumni Fundraising Bowling Tournament 2018 held on Sunday 7 October 2018 at Orchid Bowl, SAFRA Yishun successfully raised a sum of $11,891.04, out of which $8,323.73 (equivalent to 70% of the amount raised), had been channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

Each ITE College continued to receive $5,000 Study Support Grant (SSG) Awards to be given to 50 needy ITE students as financial assistance. Fifteen student project teams from the ITE Colleges were awarded the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award with a quantum of $250 per team. The Association also funded $18,400 to 92 students for their overseas industry attachment to China, Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam under its Overseas Chapters through its ES Fund.

The Association has successfully organised the annual Entrepreneurship Forum on 2 Aug 2018. Some 700 participants, comprised of ITE alumni, ITE Senior Management and staff, and students from the three Colleges attended the event. Mr Jerry Chen, Managing Director of Express In Music, was invited to share his success story and entrepreneurial venture.

The Association engaged Jasmine Chua & Associates to provide bookkeeping services and prepared financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2018 indicated that the total income and expenditure incurred for 2018 were $89,817.84 and $54,966.81 respectively, with a net deficit of $1,180.96 after the transfer to ES Fund. The accumulated cash bank balance was $273,632.80. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

The Management Committee would continue to take on new challenges in 2019 and is confident that through organising more key programmes and activities, more members would be attracted to join the Association. Alumni members’ strong continued support remains crucial for the Association. The Association hopes that more young members would come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.

PresidentMr Kenneth Neo Gim Chye
1st Vice PresidentMr Bob Lee Song Tioh
2nd Vice PresidentMr Francis Wong Khin Seng
Honorary SecretaryMr Brenda Tan Sock Hua
Honorary Assistant SecretaryMr David Ho Da Wei
Honorary TreasurerMr Thomas Ting Siew Hood
Honorary Assistant TreasurerMr Kelvin Goh Kay Wee
Committee MemberMr Tan Chun Kuang
Committee MemberMr Tan Teck Lee
Committee MemberMr Vincent Wong Kwang Heng
Committee MemberMr Yee Joo Siang
Committee MemberMr Chia Meng Meng
Committee MemberMr Alvin Yang Weide
Committee MemberMr Anders Tan Wei Siong
Internal AuditorMr Alan Teng Kai Seng
Internal AuditorMr Wang Junyong

2017 was a fulfilling year for the Association. The main highlight of the year was the welcome of the Association’s new Adviser, Ms Low Khah Gek, Chief Executive Officer of ITE, and accorded its appreciation to the out-going Adviser, Mr Bruce Poh, the then Director & Chief Executive Officer of ITE. The annual golf tournament successfully raised a net amount of $44,508 that would be used for Study Support Grant and training allowances for ITE students on overseas industry attachment under the overseas chapters. The financial status as at 31 Dec 2017 was healthy with a cash balance of $283,736.30.

In 2017, the Association recruited 1,018 new Ordinary members, of which 903 of them were recruited through the ITE Colleges’ Graduate Preparation Seminars and ITE Alumni Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 for graduating students to take up the Ordinary Membership. The 20th Anniversary Celebration of $10 for 10 years membership promotion had also attracted 104 new Ordinary Members. As at Dec 2017, the Association has 1,863 members in record.

The Golf Tournament was successfully held at the Seletar Country Club on 7 Apr 2017. Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health and Patron of ITEAA was the Guest-of-Honour for the event. 136 golfers including Mr Bob Tan, Chairman of ITE participated in the tournament. The net raised amount of $31,155.57, equivalent to 70% of the amount raised, was channelled to the ITE Alumni Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

Each College continued to receive $5,000 SSG Awards to be given to 50 needy ITE students as financial assistance. Fifteen student project teams from the ITE Colleges were awarded the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award, which carry a quantum of $250 each. Through the ES Fund, the Association funded $17,600 to 88 students for their overseas industry attachments to China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan under the ITE Alumni Overseas Chapters.

The Association has successfully organised the annual Entrepreneurship Forum on 1 Aug 2017. Some 1,000 participants, comprised of ITE alumni, ITE Senior Management and staff, and students from the three Colleges attended the event. Mr Suhaimie Sukiman, World Coffee Events Certified Judge, Authorised Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) Trainer and Co-owner of Dutch Colony Coffee Co, and Mr Arthur Choo, Founder & Managing Director of BEAT’ABOX Group were the invited speakers.

The Association engaged CA.sg PAC to provide bookkeeping services and prepared financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2017 indicated that the total income and expenditure incurred for 2017 were $87,967.38 and $60,621.21 respectively, with a net deficit of $3,809.40 after the transfer to ES Fund. The accumulated cash bank balance was $283,736.30. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

The Management Committee would continue to take on new challenges in 2018 and aim to recruit more members through organising of the key programmes and activities. Alumni members’ strong continued support remains crucial and the Association hope that more young members would come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.

2016 was a fulfilling year for the Association. The annual Golf Tournament was back on track in April 2016. This annual golf tournament managed to raise a net amount of $62,988. Together with the 5th Bowling Tournament which managed to raise just over $10,000, these fund raised would be used for Study Support Grant and as training allowances for ITE students on overseas industrial attachment under the overseas chapters. The Association also partnered its Alma Mater to organise the inaugural Homecoming where some 300 alumni and 200 staff gathered and reminisced the good old days. The financial status as at 31 Dec 16 was healthy with cash balance of $277,431.51.

In 2016, 263 new Ordinary Members were recruited up from 154 the year before. This increase was attributed to the offer of a 10-year membership at a discounted fee of $10 during the inaugural ITE Homecoming 2016 where a total of 194 new members were recruited via this platform. As at 31 Dec 2016, the Association has a total of 862 active Members. The Association will be conducting a special membership recruitment drive for the 3,400 ITEAA members whose memberships had expired in 2016 to make it more attractive for them to renew their memberships.

After a delay of more than 6 months due to haze situation, the Golf Tournament was successfully held on 8 April 2016 at the Seletar Country Club. The event was graced by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health; Patron of ITEAA along with Mr Heng Chiang Gnee, Deputy Chairman of ITE and Mr Bruce Poh, Director & Chief Executive Officer of ITE, Advisor of ITEAA. The net raised amount of $44,092.14, equivalent to 70% of the amount raised, was channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

The Alumni Association organized the fifth fund raising Bowling Tournament 2016 on 24 Jul @ Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club. The net raised amount of $7,379.33, equivalent to 70% of the amount raised, was channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

Each College continued to receive $5,000 SSG Awards to be given to 50 needy ITE students as financial assistance. Fifteen student project teams from the ITE Colleges were awarded the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award, which carry a quantum of $250 each. Through the ES Fund, the Association funded $15,200 to 76 students for their overseas Industrial Attachments to China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan under the ITE Alumni Overseas Chapters.

The inaugural event was held on 15 Oct 2016 at ITE HQ/College Central and attracted 466 registrations. Both Alumni and staff enjoyed the fun-filled session and already looked forward to attend the Homecoming 2017!

The Association has successfully organized the annual Entrepreneurship Forum held on Tue 18 Oct 2016. It was attended by about 1,000 participants comprised of ITE alumni, ITE Senior Management and staff, and students from the three Colleges. The sharing by two successful entrepreneurs were: Mr Josephus Tan, Director at Fortis Law Corporation, and Ms Karen Tok, CEO of ScienTec Consulting Pte Ltd respectively.

The Association engaged CA.sg PAC to provide bookkeeping services and prepared the financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2016 indicated that the total income and expenditure were $126,121.38 and $77,424.39 respectively with a net deficit of $2,711.56 after the transfer to ES Fund. The accumulated cash balance was $277,431.51. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

With the current slow economic climate, the Management Committee would continue to take on the new challenges in 2017. The Management Committee is also confident that through organizing of more key programmes and activities, we would be able to attract more young graduates to join the Association. Alumni members’ continued support remains crucial for the Association. We hope that more young members would come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.

2015 was a fulfilling year for the Association. The annual Golf Tournament was postponed due to the unforeseen undesirable haze conditions during October 2015. Nevertheless, we have successfully organized the 5th Bowling Tournament which managed to raise just over 10,000.00 that would be used for Study Support Grant and training allowances for ITE students on overseas industrial attachment under the overseas chapters. The financial status as at 31 Dec 15 was healthy with cash balance of $323,202.10.

In 2015, 154 new Ordinary Members were recruited, up from 99 the year before. This increase was attributed to the offer of a 10-year membership at a discounted fee of $10 with a total of 67 new members recruited. On the other hand, 16 graduates were given 3-year complimentary membership. This figure was expected to grow as more complimentary membership applications were received during the membership drive at College West Graduates Preparation Seminars. As at 31 Dec 2015, the Association has a total of 3,774 active Members.

The Golf Tournament which was scheduled to be held on 2 October 2015 at the Seletar Country Club was called off due to unforeseen undesirable haze conditions. The event has been postponed to 8 April 2016.

Each College continued to receive $5,000 SSG Awards to be given to 50 needy ITE students as financial assistance. Five student project teams from the ITE College West were awarded the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award, which carries a quantum of $250 each. Through the ES Fund, the Association funded $14,600 to 73 students for their overseas Industrial Attachments China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan under the ITE Alumni Overseas Chapters.

The Association has successfully organized the annual Entrepreneurship Forum on 16 Mar 2015. The event was graced by Mr Bruce Poh, Director & CEO of ITE and was attended by ITE Senior Management, ITE Alumni and about 500 students from the three colleges. The two distinguished successful entrepreneurs, Mr Alan Phua, Executive Director of Soyato Foods International Pte Ltd and , Mr Neo Kah Kiat, PBM, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Neo Group Limited shared their success stories entitled “Nobody Believes in you from the start” and “From an Otah Boy to Buffet King” respectively.

The Alumni Association organized the forth fund raising Bowling Tournament 2015 on 5 Jul @ Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club. The net amount raised was $14,298.48 of which $10,008.94 (equivalent to 70% of the amount raised) had been channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

The ITE Alumni Achievers’ Night was held on 13 Oct 2015 at ITE Headquarters, Executive Salon 1. The event was graced by Mr Bruce Poh, Director & CEO of ITE. It was a night for the Achievers of ITE Alumni to network, renew friendships and get acquainted with ITE Senior Management staff and ITEAA Management Committee members. Moreover, hopefully through this event, more alumni would be encouraged to stay in touch and be engaged in key events and activities organized by the Association. A segment featured four successful alumni: Mr Ravindran s/o Thangaraju; Mr Ang Jin Hui; Ms Shafiqah Bte Abdul Sarmat and Mr Kelvin Goh, where they recounted their perseverance and achievements.

The Association has appointed its Honorary Assistant Treasurer, Mr Tan Teck Lee as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) to look into the development and implementation of privacy policies and practices to meet the obligations as well as complies with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).

The Association engaged CA.sg PAC to provide bookkeeping services and prepared the financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2015 indicated that the total income and expenditure were $30,412.39 and $33,586.71 respectively with a net deficit of $14,186.94 after the transfer to ES Fund. The accumulated cash balance was $323,202.10. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

The Management Committee would continue to take on the new challenges in 2016. The Management Committee is also confident that through organizing of more key programmes and activities, we would be able to attract more young graduates to join the Association.

Certainly, Alumni members’ continued support remains crucial for the Association. We hope that more young members would come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.

2014 was another exciting year for the Association. We have successfully organized the annual golf tournament and managed to raise a record net amount of $73,576 that will be used for Study Support Grant and as training allowances for ITE students on overseas industrial attachment under the overseas chapters. The other fund raising event organized was the 4th bowling tournament which saw an additional $17,106 raised. The financial status as at 31 Dec 14 was healthy with cash balance of $298,811.62.

In 2014, only 99 new Ordinary Members were recruited. The low number of new members being recruited was due to the colleges unable to support ITEAA on the mass membership recruitment through the various activities. The management committee has deliberated this issue and has approved a membership recruitment drive effort for 2015 whereby graduating students from ITE Colleges who participated in key ITEAA events such as Entrepreneurship Forum and Achievers’ Night would enjoy a complimentary 3-year membership upon graduation while Non-ITEAA alumni participants would be offered a 10-year membership at a discounted fee of $10. As at 31 Dec 2014, the Association has a total of 5,347 active Members.

The Golf Tournament was held at the Seletar Country Club on 3 Oct 2014. 144 golfers including Mr Bob Tan, Chairman of ITE and Mr Bruce Poh, Director & CEO of ITE participated in the tournament, and helped to raise $105,109 for the Association. Part of the proceed, about $73,576 was channeled to the ITE Alumni Education Support Fund which was established in October 2003 to provide financial aids to the needy ITE students through the ITE Alumni Study Support Grant (SSG) and sponsorship for key educational activities.

Last year, each College received $5,000 (up from $3,000 in past years) worth of SSG Awards to be given to 50 needy ITE students as financial assistance. Five student project teams from the ITE College West were awarded the ITE Alumni Outstanding Project Award, which carries a quantum of $250 each. Through the ES Fund, the Association funded $21,200 to 106 students for their overseas Industrial Attachments to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuxi (China); Indonesia, Kedah, Kulim (Malaysia); Kao Hsiung, Tainan and Tao Yaun (Taiwan) under the ITE Alumni Overseas Chapters.

The Association has successfully organized the 4th Entrepreneurship Forum on 13 Mar 2014. The event was graced by Mr Bruce Poh, Director & CEO of ITE and was attended by ITE Senior Management, ITE Alumni and about 480 students from the three colleges. The two invited successful entrepreneurs, Ms Elfaine Tan, Director, SampleStore.com Product Management, Singapore Post Limited and our own 2nd Vice President, Mr Jason Sim, Executive Chairman and CEO of Jason Holdings Limited shared their success stories and their thoughts and views about entrepreneurship.

The Alumni Association organized the third fund raising Bowling Tournament 2014 on 29 Jun 2014 @ Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club. The net amount raised was $17,106, and $11,974 (equivalent to 70% of the amount raised) had been channeled to the ITEAA Education Support Fund to provide financial aids to needy ITE students and sponsorship for technical or educational activities for ITE students.

The ITE Alumni Achievers’ Night was held on 5 Sep 2014 at ITE Headquarters, The Hall. The event was graced by Mr Bruce Poh, Director & CEO of ITE. It was a night for the Achievers of ITE Alumni to network, renew friendships and get acquainted with ITE Senior Management staff and ITEAA Management Committee members.

This biennial event was held on 1 Nov 2014 at the Amphitheatre at ITE College Central. The Challenge attracted a total of 69 participants from the three colleges, to come in for the fun and bonding and at the same time stood a chance to walk away with a Challenge Trophy and a total of $900 cash prizes for the top three teams. Mr. Kenneth Neo, President of ITEAA was present to grace the event and give away the prizes.

The Association engaged Lixin International Pte Ltd to provide bookkeeping services and prepared the financial statements of account. The statement for the year ended 31 Dec 2014 indicated that the total income and expenditure were $172,097.62 and $65,959.52 respectively with a net excess of $17,048.90 after the transfer to ES Fund. The accumulated cash balance was $298,918.52. Honorary Treasurer and Internal Auditors had verified and audited the statements accordingly.

The Management Committee would continue to take on the new challenges in 2015 and to recruit more new members through organizing of key programmes and activities for graduating students.

Certainly, Alumni members’ continued support remains crucial for the Association. We hope that more young members would come forward to serve and contribute to the success of the Association.