Producing employable graduates
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.