ITE and Institut Paul Bocuse Renews Partnership for Another 4 Years
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has extended their partnership with the Institut Paul Bocuse (IPB) from Lyon, France.
This comes as exciting news, as their collaboration has resulted in the ITE’s Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts, which received its 10th batch of students this year. Over 200 have graduated from the 2½-year course,
ITE first signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IPB in 2008 to conduct the course, then renewed it in 2015 for another five years. Last Thursday (Nov 12), both institutions renewed it again for another four years.
In a speech at the MOU signing last week, ITE chief executive Low Khah Gek noted that the partnership has given ITE students the opportunity to hone their craft in France. This includes a good number of them completing their final attachment in Michelin-starred restaurants such as La Pyramide and Chateau de Bagnols in France, showing them what it means to be a top chef and also "exposing them to a diverse working culture”.
"I know that we have learnt a lot from each other and that we have been inspired by each other.” Mr Dominique Giraudier, chief executive of IPB, said. “In a way, it is already a win-win situation and we have to go even further."