Facon Education Fair 2013, KL Convention Centre

Dubbed the largest and longest education road show in the country, the Facon Education Fair beginning next Saturday is the ideal platform for school leavers and working adults to check out the latest tertiary programmes and scholarship opportunities offered by international and local institutions of higher learning.

The fair, which kicks off at the KL Convention Centre on March 16 and 17, also serves to promote Malaysia as a hub for excellence in higher education.

Among the more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing their latest offerings are HELP University, BERJAYA University College of Hospitality, Brickfields Asia College, SEGi University and INTI International University and Colleges.

Promoting the University of London's International Programmes, HELP University's head of centre Dr Lilian Chan said the programmes are being offered through HELP Academy in Damansara Heights and HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) at the Fraser Business Park in Kuala Lumpur.

The five programmes are Bachelor of Science (Accounting and Finance), Bachelor of Science (Economics and Management), Bachelor of Science (Economics), Bachelor of Science (Business) and Bachelor of Science (Banking and Finance).

Be ready to get connected with the heads of schools, lecturers and students from BERJAYA University College of Hospitality at the fair as fun activities and live cooking demonstrations await you.

BERJAYA UCH Marketing and Business Development director Justin Yeoh said: "What is unique about studying in BERJAYA UCH is that its students are able to leverage on the Berjaya Corporation Bhd's diversity as a global conglomerate in related fields.

"Our students are given priority to secure internships and jobs within the BERJAYA Group of Companies."

Programmes from foundation to postgraduate levels are offered under six schools -- School of Culinary Arts, School of Hospitality; School of Tourism; School of Business; School of Liberal Arts; and School of Sports, Leisure and Lifestyle.

Another participating institution is Brickfields Asia College (BAC), which has guided students to achieve outstanding results in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and CLP programmes.

Other than graduating earlier, another distinct advantage of studying at BAC is that students will obtain an internationally recognised degree from one of its prestigious UK partner universities at a fraction of the cost in comparison to completing the entire degree in Britain.

Students who enrol in BAC's current intake will receive a free Asus Nexus 7 Tablet which will be constantly updated with digital notes to further enhance their education experience.

For INTI International University and Colleges, a solid foundation that leads to high employability, evident from a 2012 graduate employment rate of 96 per cent within six months of graduation, is central to the education that a student receives at INTI.

Here, an innovation-driven, global-oriented and career-focused learning experience has enabled students to shine and convince top employers like Public Bank, HSBC, IBM and KPMG that they are assets to any organisation.

Aside from lectures, many initiatives are in place to help INTI's students build up competencies and learn new skills. INTI's students have undertaken 125 innovative projects in the past year in collaboration with industry partners.

Students are also trained to develop soft skills that lead to strong leadership ability, confidence and the ability to analyse and strategise, in addition to being decisive and resourceful. Through industry-run workshops and forums that include employer career coaching sessions as well as interview, resume and grooming skills workshops students will be guided towards a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution's over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides.

SEGi University group marketing director Gary Tan Hong Guan said SEGi has recently been appointed by the Government as the Champion for Entry Point Project (EPP) 2 under the Education National Key Economic Area (NKEA) to develop integrated early childhood education (ECCE) in the country.

With the appointment, SEGi will lead the initiative in training and developing high quality early childhood and childcare practitioners. SEGi will also play a lead role in coordinating the establishment of teacher training centres that provide pre-service and in-service ECCE courses recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The fair moves to Alor Star on March 19 (Holiday Villa Hotel); Penang on March 20 (Traders Hotel); Ipoh on March 21 (Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites); Malacca on March 22 (Equatorial Hotel) and Johor Baru on March 23 and 24 (Persada Convention Centre).

Opening hours are from noon to 6pm and admission is free.

For details, visit www.faconex.com


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