'Shy guy' pushes beyond his comfort zone to become top ITE Work-Study Diploma graduate

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

Daniel Ezzra Adly B Mohamed Y
Work-Study Diploma in Security Systems Engineering @ ITE College West
Recipient of Singapore National Employers Federation Gold Medal

Shy Guy No More

Daniel Ezzra Adly B Mohamed Y chose to take up a Work-Study Diploma (WSDip) in Security Systems Engineering at ITE because it allowed him to study and build his career at the same time. Fuelled by his passion for technology, Daniel was able to push himself beyond his comfort zone during training. 

Initially shy, he was not confident in communicating with others at the start of the programme, despite possessing the know-how.

Through determination and support from his supervisors, Daniel successfully managed a project during his training and received compliments from several customers.

His resilience, positive attitude and outstanding performance during training have impressed not just his supervisors, but also the Vice President & Head of Certis Technology (Singapore).  

Experience Counts

Daniel shared: "ITE helped build up my foundation, allowing me to understand the larger context and gain knowledge of the industry.

"With the WSDip, the theories I’ve learnt translated into real-life experience and I was able to apply my knowledge into specific technologies.

"I also gained experience in soft skills earlier than my peers with on-the-job training.

"With more recognition being awarded to WSDip, I have no regrets taking up this course."

After ITE

Daniel is now a Field Engineer at Certis Technology (Singapore) Pte Ltd – his employer during WSDip training. He received a pay increment upon graduation. He hopes to further his studies in the future.

Top Achievements 

  • Daniel is part of the pioneer batch of WSDip graduates. He received the Gold Course Medal, which is given to the top graduate in the course. 

  • While studying for his Nitec in Technology (Mobile Devices), Daniel received the Edusave Awards for Achievement, Good Leadership & Service in 2015 and 2016.

  • While training, Daniel led an in-house project that helped minimise the rate of return to the Engineering Service Centre. This reduction in manpower to maintain and troubleshoot meant substantial savings for the company. His outstanding performance during training led to him achieving an excellent grade for his On-the-Job Training in Year 2.

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