CLA Global TS Launches First Scholarship and Mentorship Programme for Students from ITE College Central

(L-R) Witness, Ms Tham Mei Leng, Director, School of Business & Services, ITE College Central | Signatory, Mr Suresh Natarajan, Principal, ITE College Central | Guest-of-Honour, Mr Evan Law, Assistant Chief Executive, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) | Signatory, Mr Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, CLA Global TS | Witness, Ms Loh Hui Nee, Director, People & Culture, CLA Global TS

The 3-year collaboration includes $30,000 sponsorship in the form of Study Awards,
Good Progress Awards and book prizes to students pursuing Accountancy related courses.

Singapore, 17 April 2023
– CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS) signs a Letter of Collaboration with Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central to launch its first scholarship and training programme for ITE students pursuing Accountancy related courses.

CLA Global TS has been awarding scholarships since 2008 to needy students in local universities and polytechnics. The scholarship programme with ITE College Central aims to offer the same opportunity to students from different pathways, giving them an equal chance to get both monetary and non-monetary assistance to achieve their career goals.


3-Year Collaboration Offering Monetary and Non-Monetary Assistance

The 3-year collaboration will include $30,000 sponsorship in the form of Study Awards, Good Progress Awards and book prizes to students pursuing Accountancy related courses. Students can also benefit from short-term internship with CLA Global TS, work-study programme and mentoring / management trainee programme to gain valuable experiences and skills they need upon graduation.


Offering Equal Opportunities for ITE, Polytechnic and University Graduates

“With our longest running scholarships, we have been supporting students from universities and polytechnics. We believe strongly in offering equal opportunities for ITE, Polytechnic and University graduates, especially in the accountancy profession. With the new scholarship programme with ITE, we hope it is a small step towards the big goal of offering equal opportunities within the accountancy profession and encourage other firms in Singapore to follow suit. We trust that such efforts will open doors for students of ITE College Central and motivate aspiring students to achieve their career goals.” said Mr Henry Tan, Group CEO and Chief Innovation Officer, CLA Global TS.

“ITE is thankful to have a pool of partners that provides our students with opportunities to learn and gain experience. This new collaboration with CLA Global TS will certainly give our Accountancy students a boost in pursuing a career in this sector,” said Mr Suresh Natarajan, Principal of ITE College Central.


Celebrating 30th Anniversary by expanding Community Contribution

“As shared in our rebranding announcement in November last year, we are committed to expand our existing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts through education to celebrate our 30th Anniversary this year. The launch of this scholarship with ITE College Central will help us better understand the areas in which ITE students require assistance in. We hope to prepare them for further studies in polytechnics and universities and/or equip them with the necessary skillsets to compete in the workforce upon graduating from ITE. Through the scholarship, we hope to also identify talents to join us upon graduation and groom Singaporean talents who can contribute positively to the economy,” said Mr Henry Tan.


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About ITE College Central

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) was established as a post-secondary institution in 1992, under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and a key developer of national skills certification and standards, skilling Singapore for the future economy. It offers three key programmes:

  • Pre-Employment Training for youths after secondary education,
  • Continuing Education and Training for adult learners, and
  • Workplace Learning and Work-Study Programmes with employers.

Under its ‘One ITE System, Three Colleges’ Governance Model, ITE has three Colleges – ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West, each empowered to develop their own niches of excellence to enhance students’ success and the attractiveness of an ITE Education.

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About CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS)
Founded in 1993, CLA Global TS (formerly known as Nexia T.S.), is an award-winning Asia-Centred Business Advisor. An independent member firm of CLA Global Network, CLA Global TS provides a full spectrum of professional services including, but not limited to Assurance & IPO Reporting, Tax, Risk Advisory, Valuation, Insolvency & Restructuring, Sustainability & Climate Change Advisory and more.

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