ITE student's gut instinct to go into business pays off after receiving Lee Kuan Yew Model Student Award

This article was contributed by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

Victoria Ann Gore Tay
Nitec in Business Services @ ITE College East
Recipient of Lee Kuan Yew Model Student Award 2022

The Right Account 

Initially, Victoria was torn between choosing Nursing or Business to study in ITE. Based on her gut feel, she chose Business Services. Her choice paid off handsomely as she aced her course. As an active member of Student Council, she participated in the Asia Virtual Exposure Series (AVES) Vietnam 2020 programme run by the National Youth Council. When her team was tasked to submit a proposal for a local accounting firm’s expansion into the Vietnamese market, she realised the impact that accounting could have on business decisions and investor relations. Since then, she aspires to be an accountant. 

With excellent Nitec results, Victoria articulated into the second year of a related Higher Nitec course. As she deepens her skills in ITE, her foundational knowledge in business will put her in good stead to specialise in accounting. In her free time, Victoria even reads up on accounting. She admits finding joy in inputting formulas in spreadsheets! 

From the Heart

“The pace is faster in Higher Nitec and I’m enjoying it. There are new friends and it’s a new learning environment. Since we are in Year 2, I appreciate that my lecturers try to push us out of our comfort zone - to be involved in more activities and to learn more - so that we can beef up our portfolio. I’m driven to do better.” 

Life after ITE

  • Victoria is currently studying Higher Nitec in Human Resource & Administration at ITE College East. 

  • She intends to further her studies in accounting at the Diploma level. 

Top Achievements

  • A diligent student, Victoria attained a Certificate of Merit (2021) and EAGLES Award (2020).

  • She was in the Director’s List in 2020 & 2021 and graduated with a perfect GPA of 4.0.

  • For her exemplary behaviour and active contributions to the community, she received the Edusave Character Award (2020) and ITE Community Scholarship (2020 & 2021)

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