Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vocational college still open for registration

Vocational college still open for registration

Vocational college still open for registration

by Joash Kong, reporters@theborneopost.com. Posted on January 27, 2015, Tuesday


Kuching Vocational College director Flora Imor Phillips (standing third left) visits a registration desk with some of the college faculty members.
KUCHING: The Kuching Vocational College at Batu Lintang here is still open for registration for their Fourth Cohort session this year.
Students who have done PT3 and wish to go for vocational training can just walk in for an interview while those who failed in an earlier application can apply again online by filling an appeal form available at www.moe.gov.my.
According to Kuching Vocational College head of public communication Baniazora Bakar, the online appeal opens today until Feb 28 or until quota has been filled.
“There are still vacancies for all programmes except the Business Management programme. Last year’s Form 3 students with a minimum of grade D for Bahasa Malaysia and grade E for English, Mathematics, Science and Kemahiran Hidup can apply.
“Come 2030, there will be a total of 1.6 million of vacancies which require skilled workers, and Kuching Vocational College is among the institutes that shoulders a huge responsibility to produce technologically and technically skilled workers,” Baniazora said when met by The Borneo Post during the Fourth Cohort session registration yesterday.
She divulged that 136 new students had signed up for pre-diploma programmes in the eight courses provided, namely Culinary Arts, Fashion and Tailoring, Accounting, Business Management, Automotive Technology, Electric Technology, Electronic Technology, and Industrial Machining.
Baniazora added that students who complete their four years and three months studies at the college would earn the Malaysia Vocational Diploma at as young as 20 years old.
“The studies here are sponsored by the Malaysian Education Ministry, and if students are not qualified to continue to Diploma, they will get a Malaysia Vocational Certificate which is equivalent to Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
“Students who manage to complete their studies can go straight to the work market, become entrepreneurs or further their studies. They can continue studying at Malaysia Technical University Network (MTUN), which comprises Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Universiti Teknikal Melaka, Universiti Malaysia Perlis and Universiti Kuala Lumpur,” she said.
Applicants attending walk-in interview are to bring their IC, PT3 result slip, PT3 mock exam result slip, psychometric evaluation as well as their sports and co-curriculum evaluation. For further enquiries, call the college at 082-420814 or Baniazora at 017-4884032.


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Naza sumbang 100 kereta bernilai RM4j

SM NASARUDIN SM NASIMUDDIN (dua dari kiri) dan Idris Jusoh (tiga
SM NASARUDIN SM NASIMUDDIN (dua dari kiri) dan Idris Jusoh (tiga dari kiri) bersama wakil politeknik ,Kolej Vokasional dan kolej komuniti yang menerima replika kunci kereta Naza Forza sumbangan Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin di Gurun, Kedah, semalam.
JERAI 8 Dis. - Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin hari ini menyumbangkan 100 buah kereta jenis Naza Forza bernilai RM4 juta kepada Kementerian Pendidikan untuk kegunaan politeknik, kolej vokasional dan kolej komuniti terpilih di seluruh negara.
Pengerusi Eksekutif Bersama Kumpulan Syarikat Naza, SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin berkata, sumbangan tersebut bertujuan memenuhi tanggungjawab sosial korporat di samping membantu usaha kerajaan meningkatkan sistem pendidikan negara.
Beliau yang juga Ahli Lembaga Pengarah yayasan itu berkata, kereta tersebut juga boleh memberi manfaat kepada para pelajar 47 institusi terbabit meningkatkan kemahiran teknikal dan automotif.
“Kami amat berbesar hati kerana dapat menyumbangkan bahan untuk pengajaran teknikal kepada setiap institusi ini. Yayasan dan Kumpulan Syarikat Naza yakin ia dapat membantu dalam pendidikan yang lebih holistik kepada hampir 8,000 pelajar terutamanya yang terlibat dalam kursus kejuruteraan dan teknikal,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas majlis penyerahan replika kunci kenderaan kepada wakil institusi terbabit yang disaksikan Menteri Pendidikan II, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh di Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) Sdn. Bhd., Gurun, di sini.
Yang hadir sama ialah Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pengajian Politeknik Kementerian Pendidikan, Datuk Mohlis Jaafar dan Pengarah Bahagian Pendidikan Teknikal dan Vokasional, Datuk Ahmad Tajudin Jab.
SM Nasarudin berkata, kereta Naza Forza tersebut merupakan kenderaan hatchback mini lima pintu yang mula diperkenalkan di pasaran sebagai Naza Sutera pada tahun 2006.

Katanya, model tersebut mendapat sambutan menggalakkan dengan jualan lebih 11,000 unit dan dihentikan pengeluaran pada tahun 2010.
“Selain sumbangan kereta, yayasan juga akan menanggung semua kos logistik dan pembaikan,” katanya.
Dalam perkembangan berkaitan, beliau berkata, Kumpulan Syarikat Naza komited membantu mempertingkatkan sistem pendidikan negara apabila mengambil inisiatif menubuhkan Akademi Naza di Gurun dengan pelaburan sebanyak RM20 juta pada 2006.
Sementara itu, Idris berkata, kerajaan memang menggalakkan sektor korporat dan industri membuka akademi sendiri.
Beliau berkata, langkah tersebut bukan sahaja membantu melahirkan tenaga kerja terlatih tetapi turut mengatasi masalah pengangguran dalam kalangan muda-mudi.
“Usaha yang diambil Kumpulan Syarikat Naza wajar dicontohi kerana selain terlibat aktif dalam perniagaan, ia turut menjayakan hasrat kerajaan melahirkan sebanyak mungkin golongan masyarakat berpendidikan,” katanya.

Monday, November 24, 2014

KV Kuching Juara Next Big Chef Musim ke 2

The champion of the Next Big Chef – Season II, Mohd Muzamir (centre) and Nurhafiza Hasikin Ihsan (left) of Kolej Vokasional Batu Lintang receiving the prize from Chef Azahari.



KUCHING: UCSI University successfully organised the Next Big Chef – Season II held at the Boulevard Shopping Mall here on Nov 22-23.
A popular annual event of the university, the culinary competition was open to students from local secondary schools, said a press release issued by UCSI yesterday.
A total of 15 teams comprising two members each, participated in the event. Among them were SMK St Mary, SMK Bandar Kuching No 1, SMK DPHA Gapor and Kolej Vokasional Batu Lintang.
Mohd Muzamir Mohd Adnan and Nurhafiza Hasikin Binti Ihsan from Kolej Vokasional Batu Lintang were judged champions while Sofia Ng Shu Yi and Chang Yuen Ling from SMK Bandar Kuching No 1 and Mohammad Arabfat Omon and Nur Ammirah Balqish Shariff from Kolej Vokasional Batu Lintang were second and third respectively.
Fourth place went to Christina Hoon Siew Keung and Chin Chai Sung from SMK Bandar Kuching No 1 followed by Nur Sabrina Ainul Hayat Adhidayat and Michelle Gilbert, Fatihah Nur Aliya Matsa’at and Beatrice Intiera Binti Collins Joseph
from Kolej Vokasional Batu Lintang.
In the preliminary round, the participants were required to prepare a set of international cuisine with Korean elements, themed International Cuisine with Korean Infusion.
Six teams that qualified for the final round were then required to prepare ‘Sarawak Fusion Cuisine’.
The competition was judged by Executive Chef of Riverside Majestic Hotel, Azahari Aziz and Mohamad Shahir Haron aka ‘Chef Rey’, the pastry chef at MAS Awana Services Sdn Bhd.
Judging criteria included taste, uniqueness, presentation and elaboration of their participating dishes.
The competition aimed to promote culinary skills and arts while highlighting the global job prospects of the field and at the same time instilling interest in cooking among the younger generation.
Prizes for the competitions were hampers sponsored by Nestlé Malaysia and UCSI University.
Conducted alongside the competition was the first ever Korean Showcase by 41 students from UCSI University’s Hotel Management, Leisure Management and Culinary Arts programmes.
The showcase featured activities such as traditional dance, face painting, a language booth, food and mocktail tasting, lucky draws and games, and the highlight, a flash mob.
It was organised in line with the Korean government’s efforts in promoting culture, food and music around the world and UCSI University was proud to have been selected as one of the leading education centres in South East Asia to promote the awareness campaign.
Other sponsors of the event were Plaza Merdeka, Sundrop Fruit Juices Bhd, Lee Fah Mee Sdn Bhd, Gamme Hair Supply, Hock Kui Development Sdn Bhd, Sweet Memory Stationery Shop, Blade Hair Salon, Rayoptics Centre, House of Yoga, Cloud 99 Ice Cream Café, Poh Lo Chew Development, Singapore Chicken Rice, Gawing Backyard Bar and HD Image.
For more information on the event and courses available in UCSI University Sarawak Campus, call 082-455255 or logon www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my.