Bilateral tie-up leads to Batam shipbuilding course

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Batam Polytechnic will soon offer a new shipbuilding and design course, thanks to a tie-up between organisations in Singapore and Indonesia.

A programme to equip about 40 teachers and specialists with the know-how to develop the course was organised this year by Batam Polytechnic and Singapore’s Temasek Foundation and ITE Education Services.

It is supported by Singapore’s Economic Development Board and Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Three of the programme’s participants yesterday received their certificates in the presence of President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Batam Polytechnic director Priyono Eko Sanyoto said: “In Batam, the shipyard industry is still growing so we have to prepare and meet its needs. We want to make sure our trainers have the experience and knowledge to pass on to students.”


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