Tiew Ming Yek | Principal
ITE College East

Tiew Ming Yek, Principal, ITE College East

Dr Yek Tiew Ming, EdD, PPA(P), BBM Dr Yek is a veteran in the field of vocational and technical education with more than 40 years of experience in Singapore’s education scene, focusing on providing effective leadership, setting overall direction and formulating management policies to deliver quality and relevant programmes to develop young minds. He is a passionate educator who believes in serving and giving back to the community. Dr Yek was appointed to his current position in April 2015. Prior to this, he was the Principal of ITE College West, ITE College Central and ITE East Network. He had previously held teaching appointments as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (1983-1998). During his tenure at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Dr Yek was responsible for various functions including Strategic Planning, Organisation Review and promoting Application Research and Development. He was active in consultancy projects and had worked with many local SMEs on CAD/CAM-CNC Integration, Automation and Computerized Machine Control Projects. Dr Yek is active in community services. He is currently serving as a Member of Board of Governors for NorthLight School and a District Councillor of South East CDC. For his work in Public & Community Service. Dr Yek had received five National Day Awards: The Public Administration Medal (Bronze), PPA(G), in 2004; The Public Administration Medal (Silver), PPA(P), in 2010; The Public Service Medal, PBM, in 2013, The Public Service Star Medal, BBM, in 2021, and The Long Service Medal, PBS, in 2023. He also received the NTUC May Day – Medal of Commendation Award in 2018 and the twenty years’ Long Service Award from People’s Association in 2020.


EDUtech Asia 2024 Conference Day 1 @ 17:05

Panel — Fostering cultural change and stakeholder buy-in for digital transformation

  • Encouraging open discussion among stakeholders to overcome resistance to change
  • Creating a positive and supportive environment that encourages innovation and experimentation
  • Capacity building and professional development to navigate change
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