KUALA LUMPUR: The world today belongs to the youngsters who are technologically savvy, as technology brought fame, good fortune and made them rich in a short period.
YPC International College Principal, Datuk Dr. Noel Robert said, technology bestowed the young generation abundant business opportunities, while the old people in the 50s and 60s who are still in the conventional business are becoming out of place.
“The fastest billionaires in the world come from the technology sector. The technology sector has and is creating unimaginable opportunities for young graduates to achieve success and good fortune.
“In the past, the average age of the millionaires was around 50-60, but today the world has changed. Technology has created a new model.
“It is for you (graduates) to go and challenge yourself as there are great opportunities to be explored out there.
“Technology does not require a big capital, but it requires big ideas,” Dr. Noel said in his key address at YPC International College Convocation Ceremony (30th June), citing Anthony Tan, the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of South East Asia’s dominant ride-hailing app “Grab” as an example.
Grab has morphed into Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech start-up with a valuation of over US$10 billion, giving Tan a personal fortune of around US$300 million, according to a report by the Forbes.
Dr. Noel added, YPC has prepared the young for the future, taught them the technological tools and the required skills and now it is for them (the graduates with Diploma and Degree) to go and challenge the current development in the world market and benefit from technology.
Also present at the convocation ceremony 2019 were Puan AzlinaJuliani Abd. Jalil, Chief Operating Officer of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad, Major Van, Deputy CEO, Human Resources Development Fund, Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia, YPC lectures, staffs, and students` families and friends.
Dr. Noel has also highlighted on digital technology that has hit the world and as such students and graduates have to take advantage of this development.
“We have already given you (students) a good education system, good training and exposed you to today’s world nature of work, so it’s for you now to challenge and leave your print in your country (Malaysia) so that we will be proud of you.
“We have given you a good education, but it depends on how you will play your game (after graduation),” he said, adding that “technology offers the greatest opportunities to make money,” save people and build great nations today.
Dr. Noel also advises students and graduates to work hard as the success or failure of the nation is in their hands.
“Destroying the nation does not require atomic bombs or the use of long-range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education or corrupting the education system.
“Patients die at the hands of “quack doctors. Buildings collapse at the hands of such dubious engineers. Money is lost in the hands of corrupted bankers, economists, and accountants. Humanity dies at the hands of such pseudo-religious scholars. Justice is lost at the hands of corrupt judges.
“The collapse of education is the collapse of a nation,” Dr. Noel cited the famous statement of Nelson Mandela which is displayed at the entrance of the University of South Africa.
In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), YPC International College offers BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing, BSc (Hons) e-Business Technology & Management, and BSc (Hons) Computer Security.
After graduating with a diploma from YPC, students have a chance to pursue their tertiary education in the UK, England at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), one of the 5% top ranking universities in the world, or take the same study and programme at YPC International College, Kuala Lumpur with very affordable cost. – Malaysia World News