Kuala Lumpur: YPC International College Chairman, Datuk Seri Syed Ali Al-Habshee urged the college graduates to be proficient in English and have strong personality and leadership to meet the employment expectations in the market.
Syed Ali said, graduates must comply such market expectations and meet challenges to be successful in their prospective career.
“Employment opportunities are limited due to numerous economic challenges faced by Malaysia and globally. Such situation demands graduates to have self-confidence, hardworking, motivated and efficient to be employed.
“These are the basic “building blocks” of a successful graduate,” Syed Ali said.
He said that in his speech while officiating the YPC International College 14th Convocation here on Sunday (8th July,2018).
Also present were Board of Director of Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras, Dato’ Zurainah Musa; Principal YPC International College, Datuk Dr. Noel Robert; Deputy Director Wilayah Keramat, Puan Asiah Husin; and CEO Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras, Mohd. Ismail Mohd. Nor.
The convocation witnessed 110 graduates received their respective Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Creative Multimedia, and Diploma in E-Business Technology.
Four students graduated with distinctions and three students were conferred with Best Student Awards. The three recipients of the award were:
- Vinodraj A/L Sivabalan (Diploma in Business Management)
- Meor Ahmad Syahriman Meor Ibrahim (Diploma in E-Business Technology)
- Ganageswari A/P Rajandran (Diploma in Creative Multimedia)
Currently, YPC International College is offering BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing and Bsc (Hons) e-Business Technology & Management in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).
This is a pathway for students to continue their tertiary education at one of the five top ranking universities in the world.
Meanwhile, YPC International College has adopted 35 schools in Cheras Parliamentary Constituency.
“We provide financial assistance to schools, give motivational talks to students, and train teachers. These contributions have resulted in significant improvements on students’ academic achievement especially those coming from the lower income groups,” Syed Ali reiterated.
He also said that the college will introduce three new highly demanded programmes in 2019, namely BSc (Hons) Computer Security, Diploma in Cyber Security and Diploma in Culinary Arts.
“Being an Institution that pursues academic excellence, the College put priority on its graduates to have a good academic and soft skills as candidates for the employment sector.
“The College through its academics educates the students through problem-based learning approach. Various learning methods including outdoor activities are embedded to make learning process interesting.
“These methods and activities directly enhance students’ interpersonal skills, teamwork and leadership skills and enable them to work and lead others towards performance achievement,” he added.
Realizing the challenge that the students and academics have to face in the era of heightened competition, the College has initiated the “Expressive Art Therapy” programme.
The Principal of YPC International College, Datuk Dr. Noel said that this programme guides and trains students and academics in the right way to manage stress and it indirectly produces knowledgeable students or graduates with emotional stability. Hence, this has been reflected in their performances.
He said, in ensuring quality teaching and learning, the College supports its academics to participate in Teaching and Learning Conference, a yearly event organized by LJMU in Liverpool and other relevant educational conferences.
Dr, Noel also said, it provides a good platform to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of college teaching and learning at an international level.
“It also provides the premiere interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of tertiary teaching and learning.
“The College also believes that industrial linkage is compulsory for the programme to be relevant with the industrial needs. Hence, “Power Talk Series” events with various industries are organized for the students to get direct information from the experts. These events equip students with employability skills.
“The College has left visible footprints in the education arena and its contribution to education has brought significant progress to Malaysia’s human capital development.
“At YPC International College, we are not rich but we enrich our lives through education,” said Dr. Noel . – Malaysia World News.