Oa­sis for study prospects

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VIS­I­TORS to Star Education Fair 2016 at SPICE Cen­tre, Pe­nang, this week­end would def­i­nitely be over­whelmed by the seem­ingly ex­haus­tive choices of ter­tiary cour­ses and ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able.

The na­tion’s largest education fair will once again bring to­gether top in­sti­tu­tions and in­dus­try ex­perts to help stu­dents chart their fu­ture path­ways.

This is the best place for them to gain valu­able in­sights per­tain­ing to cour­ses, fa­cil­i­ties, fees, cam­pus life and other de­tails.

There is a wealth of in­for­ma­tion on a wide range of cer­tifi­cate, foun­da­tion, diploma, vo­ca­tional, de­gree, twin­ning, dis­tance learn­ing and post­grad­u­ate stud­ies as well as pro­fes­sional qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Don’t worry if you are un­de­cided about what to do af­ter com­plet­ing the SPM and STPM. Meet with education con­sul­tants rep­re­sent­ing over 90 Malaysian and for­eign ex­hibitors oc­cu­py­ing some 260 booths.

The largest booths are taken up by KDU Univer­sity Col­lege, INTI Univer­sity and DISTED Col­lege.

Other par­tic­i­pants in­clude Limkok­wing Univer­sity of Cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy, Quest In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity Perak, SEGi Univer­sity & Col­leges, ATIC In­ter­na­tional Col­lege, Equa­tor Col­lege and Goon In­ter­na­tional Col­lege.

Also on board are In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal Univer­sity ( IMU), Malaysian Al­lied Health Sci­ences Academy ( MAHSA), Man­age­ment & Sci­ence Univer­sity ( MSU), Pe­nang Skills De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre ( PSDC), SEN­TRAL Col­lege Pe­nang and The One Academy Pe­nang.

In­sti­tu­tions of­fer­ing Aus­tralian, Bri­tish and Amer­i­can pro­grammes will also be at the fair along with ex­hibitors from Canada, Ger­many, In­done­sia, Ire­land, New Zealand, Rus­sia, Sin­ga­pore and Switzer­land.

Vis­i­tors will also get to lis­ten to education and ca­reer talks by the ex­perts and find out about schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, es­pe­cially The Star Education Fund, at the Level 2 Pre- Func­tion Area.

Top­ics to be cov­ered are ‘ Op­tions Af­ter SPM’, ‘ Fund­ing Higher Education’, ‘ Study and Work Over­seas’, ‘ En­gi­neer­ing’, ‘ The World of IT and De­sign’, ‘ Pur­su­ing Medicine and Health Sci­ences’, and ‘ Other In­ter­est­ing Ca­reers’.

There will also be in­for­ma­tive ses­sions on ‘ Chang­ing The World Through Idea Gen­er­a­tion’ by KDU and ‘ How to Best Equip Your­self in the Com­pet­i­tive World’ by INTI.

SP Se­tia Ber­had Group is the sole spon­sor of the talks, con­tribut­ing RM20,000 in cash as part of its cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­mote the im­por­tance of education for the younger gen­er­a­tion.

El­i­gi­ble stu­dents may ap­ply for The Star Education Fund which is of­fer­ing 241 schol­ar­ships worth RM11.4 mil with its 26 part­ners in education this year. The bond- free schol­ar­ships cover a wide range of fields and dis­ci­plines from en­try- level cour­ses to post­grad­u­ate education, pro­fes­sional stud­ies to vo­ca­tional train­ing.

There will also be a Ca­reer In­ter­est Test­ing to be con­ducted by DISTED Col­lege at the Con­course Level. Stu­dents can take a sim­ple test to de­ter­mine their ar­eas of in­ter­est.

On hand to cater meals to the ex­hibitors and or­gan­is­ers is Saf­fron Cafe Pe­nang, a semi fine din­ing out­let lo­cated within Lot 33 @ Pran­gin Mall. The cafe serves a va­ri­ety of de­lec­ta­ble Western food.

To know more about Saf­fron, please con­tact 04- 2505502 or check out its Face­book page at Face­book: Saf­fron Cafe Pe­nang.

Vis­i­tors will also get a treat from Per­ma­nis Sdn Bhd which had spon­sored its Ga­torade Iso­tonic Sports Drink. Those who reg­is­ter at the fair will each get a free bot­tle of the en­ergy drink on a first come, first served ba­sis.

Spin & Win Con­test

The ex­cite­ment at the Star Education Fair will be fur­ther es­ca­lated by the Spin & Win Con­test of­fer­ing fab­u­lous prizes worth RM30,000.

Up for grabs are seven grand prizes per day — Sam­sung Galaxy A7 ( 2016 model), Sam­sung Galaxy Tab A, Fit­bit Charge HR Wrist­band, branded power bank, shop­ping and bev­er­age vouch­ers.

Other at­trac­tive good­ies con­sist of mini fans, mos­quito re­pel­lents, pen drives, per­fumes, ho­tel stays, buf­fet vouch­ers, fa­cial and hair treat­ment vouch­ers, theme park en­trance passes and laser OPS.

Nes­tle Prod­ucts Sdn Bhd has come in with a RM10,000 spon­sor­ship of its new Nescafe Creamy Roast, the finest blend of Ara­bica and Ro­busta coffee beans, per­fectly roasted and blended with milk, for the most in­tense coffee ex­pe­ri­ence ever.

An­other main spon­sor is Lot 33 @ Pran­gin Mall with a spon­sor­ship of food vouch­ers worth RM10,000. Lo­cated at the sub- base­ment of the mall, Lot 33 com­prises a con­ven­tion hall with over 57,000sq ft to meet all types of event re­quire­ments and a host of F& B out­lets.

For the se­cond con­sec­u­tive year, McDon­ald’s will be spon­sor­ing meals for the event’s vol­un­teers and ‘ Be Our Guest’ cards to­talling over RM12,000 as part of the con­test prizes.

Lend­ing their sup­port are also 1881 Chong Tian Ho­tel and Per­fect Food Man­u­fac­tur­ing ( Julie’s bis­cuits).

The for­mer is giv­ing away ac­com­mo­da­tion vouch­ers for its Su­per Deluxe rooms and Pres­i­dent Suite as well as set meal vouch­ers while the lat­ter is con­tribut­ing 1,000 pack­ets of its de­li­cious Love Let­ters.

Round­ing up the spon­sors list are KDU Univer­sity Col­lege, Ho­tel Neo+ Pe­nang, CHM Ho­tels Pe­nang, Lone Pine Ho­tel, Lost World of Tam­bun, Kid­land Pe­nang, Star­bucks and Ky­oton Pe­nang ( in­stant prawn mee paste).

It is so easy to par­tic­i­pate; sim­ply cut out the en­try form from The Star news­pa­per to­mor­row and Sun­day to re­deem a spin at the wheel. Kindly take note that the en­try form is only valid for re­demp­tion on the date of pub­li­ca­tion.

The Star will be sold at the Cir­cu­la­tion booth on both days.

Do also take ad­van­tage of the ePaper bun­dle pack­ages dur­ing the fair. A year’s new sub­scrip­tion of The Star news­pa­per and ePaper is at RM360 while re­newal is at RM280.

New sub­scrip­tions come with 10 spins at the wheel and re­newals get five spins. Both will also re­ceive a RM20 shop­ping voucher.

The Star Education Fair 2016 is open from 11am to 7pm.

Ad­mis­sion is free.

A group of stu­dents tak­ing a we­fie dur­ing Star Education Fair 2015 at SPicE cen­tre in re­lau, Pe­nang.

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