New Straits Times
Beau ty in entrepreneu rship
STUDENTS from the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Geomatika University College, will be trained on entrepreneurial skills in beauty, following the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the university college and Avon Malaysia recently.
Through collaboration with the faculty’s Beauty and Wellness cohort, Avon hopes to be able to support the vocational development in entrepreneurship, particularly in the fields of franchising, retailing and direct selling in beauty.
It is also to equip students to be on the road to success and preparing them to be job creators instead of job seekers in the market.
The students will have the opportunity to understand the real industry environment, techniques and strategy from Avon Malaysia Beauty and Training Development Division.
They will have a session with a trainer to boost their confidence level on public speaking and personal grooming.
Besides that, they will also undergo training at Avon outlet in Berjaya Times Square mall, where they will be able to engage with the customers to sell products over the counter.
Avon will provide internship opportunities to the students, allowing students to equip themselves with skills in direct sales, retail, marketing, management, supply chain and other relevant disciplines.
In line with this, Avon, under its Avon Young Club arm, will also advocate inner beauty at the campus through related activities and programmes, such as cosmetic and confidence campaigns.
Others include an opportunity for students to undergo comprehensive training and pursue in- depth understanding of beauty or cosmetology, and preparing students to take up the managerial line when setting up their own beauty boutiques.
Present at the signing of the MOU were Avon Malaysia head of alternate channel, business development division Azlan Ismail and Geomatika Edugroup president Professor Dr Mohaizi Mohamad.
“Geomatika offers academic- and vocationalbased programmes to produce holistic future graduates that are capable of serving the community and contributing to a smart nation.
“We are pleased that Avon sees potential in Hospitality and Tourism students, giving them these exposure and experience,” said Mohaizi.
“An individual can only be self-employed if h e passes two elements, namely skills and experience.