Pro­duc­ing em­ploy­able grad­u­ates

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

IN a com­pet­i­tive, cul­tur­ally di­verse and in­creas­ingly in­ter­na­tion­alised work­place, stu­dents can no longer as­sume that hav­ing a ter­tiary de­gree will nat­u­rally lead to em­ploy­ment. There has been a shift in the mind­set of em­ploy­ers who now seek to em­ploy grad­u­ates with “em­ploy­a­bil­ity” skills and at­tributes in ad­di­tion to tra­di­tional ex­per­tise within their dis­ci­pline.

To­day, em­ploy­ers in ev­ery in­dus­try em­pha­sise the need for em­ploy­ees with cer­tain foun­da­tional skills. Th­ese in­clude a strong aca­demic ground­ing in read­ing and maths, as well as in­di­vid­ual abil­i­ties such as team­work, prob­lem­solv­ing, work ethics and in­tegrity.

Em­ploy­ers ex­pect stu­dents to have ex­pe­ri­ence in the work­place and be work ready upon grad­u­a­tion.

As part of AEC Education PLC ( Listed on AIM – The Lon­don Stock Ex­change) – Malvern In­ter­na­tional Academy has achieved a record of 50,000 em­ploy­able grad­u­ates over a pe­riod of 28 years.

Stu­dents to­day are trained to be highly em­ploy­able through a sound ap­proach of teach­ing and learn­ing and en­sur­ing our grad­u­ates evolve into qual­i­fied and com­pet­i­tive in­di­vid­u­als.

Malvern In­ter­na­tional of­fers pro­grammes with its qual­ity part­ners Leeds Beck­ett Univer­sity and The Univer­sity of Wales, United King­dom. Un­der this ap­proved col­lab­o­ra­tive ar­range­ment, it de­liv­ers univer­sity de­grees us­ing the same cur­ricu­lum and con­form­ing to the same teach­ing, learn­ing and as­sess­ment qual­ity en­hance­ment pro­cesses as in the UK.

Malvern’s sys­tem of education pro­duces “A Malvern Grad­u­ate” be­ing – grad­u­ates who have the key skills of em­ploy­a­bil­ity with the abil­ity to stand out in the job mar­ket.

With the prom­ise of trans­form­ing a young in­di­vid­ual into an em­ploy­able grad­u­ate, its teach­ing learn­ing strat­egy is based on the theme “A Dif­fer­ent Think­ing”.

Its be­lief is that “A Dif­fer­ent Think­ing’ will al­low grad­u­ates to go out to the world and use the skills of crit­i­cal think­ing, cre­ativ­ity and com­mu­ni­ca­tion to con­fi­dently build a bet­ter work en­vi­ron­ment.

The theme of “A dif­fer­ent think­ing” trans­lates into Malvern’s teach­ing and learn­ing strat­egy called the 5P’s. The 5P’s are; Per­for­mance Based Learn­ing, Peer Learn­ing, Par­tic­i­pa­tive Learn­ing Paced Learn­ing and fi­nally Practicality.

Stu­dents at Malvern In­ter­na­tional Academy find them­selves work­ing through the 5P’s in or­der to de­velop them­selves into em­ploy­able grad­u­ates.

In the peer learn­ing com­po­nent, Malvern’s post grad­u­ate stu­dents recog­nise their own peers in a group, which al­lows cre­ative thinkers to be in­ven­tive as cre­ative thinkers can of­fer new per­spec­tives about the job and the com­pany.

All Malvern’s aca­demic pro­grammes are ap­proved by the Min­istry of Education of Malaysia and the qual­i­fi­ca­tions are fully or pro­vi­sion­ally ac­cred­ited by the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency ( MQA).

For de­tails, con­tact Malvern at 03­2072 5003, drop by its KL cam­pus in Wisma 2000, Jalan Hang Lekir, KL, or visit www. malvern­in­ter­na­tional. edu. my. Al­ter­na­tively, en­quiries via e­mail can be sent to en­quiries@ malvern­in­ter­na­tional. edu. my. Find it on Face­book: www. face­book. com/ MalvernInt.

Malvern Pres­i­dent and cEO Tunku datuk seri Iskan­dar Tunku Ab­dul­lah ( fifth from left) and Malvern man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Vic­tor chan ( fourth from left) with the academy’s top stu­dents dur­ing the 2015 con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony.

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