Assumption Pathway School (APS), run by the Gabrielite Brothers, launched its newly refurbished training restaurant on April 10.
At a ceremony in the Assumption Restaurant for Training (ART), guest of honour Tan Chuan Lye, president and CEO of SATS, who has been an industry partner with APS since 2009, noted that hundreds of students have benefited from the training and partnership.
This included attachments to SATS’ catering and other sectors.
Mr Andrew Sng, chairman of the restaurant management committee, spoke of the importance of supporting students as they prepare for employment, especially those who struggle with confidence and skills.
APS caters to a large number of students from less privileged backgrounds who require financial assistance. The school also provides breakfast for many students at its own expense, said school management committee chairman Gabriel Teo.
APS works closely with the Institute of Technical Education as well as the Education Ministry to craft curriculum suited to the students.
School principal Wee Tat Chuen noted that it is very challenging but also very satisfying to run a school where the students face challenges in their studies and in their own lives.
Br Rajamanikam Anthony, representing the Gabrielite Brothers, thanked those present and encouraged many more to support APS.