Mountbatten Vocational School

The Cause

To provide vocational training to youths with disability leading up to ITE Certification, and prepare them for open employment.

 To develop an excellent institution that prepares our trainees to be independent individuals ready to participate and contribute to the community.


The Plan

Mountbatten Vocational School (formerly known as Vocational School for the Handicapped) was established in 1975 to train our deaf youths to be skilled workers.  Due to the needs of the community, it opened up to students with various learning disabilities in the later years.  The School was registered with the Ministry of Education on 21st of July, 1977 as the Vocational School for the Handicapped; it was renamed the Mountbatten Vocational School (MVS) on 23rd of May, 2006.

Over the years the school has seen a progression of programmes, from Pre-Vocational courses to National Trade Certificate Grade 3 courses, to ITE Skills Certificate Basic programmes and finally the current ITE Skills Certificate programmes (ICS).

Beginning in 2003, the School began to offer the ITE Skills Certificate Basic programmes in Basic Computer Applications and Basic Office Skills to keep up with the changing industrial needs.  New programmes such as Basic Food and Beverage Service and Basic Housekeeping Operations were added later.

The ITE Skills Certificate Basic programmes will be phased out from January 2012, to be replaced by the ITE Skills Certificate programmes.  Currently MVS is an Approved Training Centre to offer the ITE Certificate in Food Preparation and the ITE Certificate in Food & Beverage Service.


To provide and impart value-added academic and life-skills to trainees based on integrity, responsibility and independence so as to maximize potential and optimize integration into the community.