Synopsis: Similar to The New Paper article above. NP has launched a SkillsFuture Earn-and-Learn Programme that allows poly graduates who have a passion for animals to work and deepen their knowledge in animal care at the same time. The students will receive a Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice after completing the 12-month work-study programme, as well as a salary increment ranging from 3 to 5 per cent. Ms Enrica Cheng, a RP Biotechnology graduate, is one of the ELP participants. She said the course has helped her in her job. Mr Nicholas Haw, deputy course chair of the Veterinary Bioscience course at NP, said: “Many clinics are facing a shortage of veterinary technicians. The course aims to help fill this gap, and also give veterinary technicians a pathway to deepen their skills.” A total of 13 veterinary clinics are participating in the Earn-and-Learn Programme.