By Anne Das
The Industry Collaborative Network is a value-added programme to develop technology, industry and economy through skills development and strengthening of activities. This collaboration shows a positive impact for Batu Gajah Community College lecturers and students alike, especially in the fields of Technical, Vocational Education and Training. (TVET).
The purpose of signing the Certificate of Collaboration (CoC) between Batu Gajah Community College and the Industry involved will create a space of understanding and cooperation in new norm educational leadership and management.
Mr. Mohd Fadzil bin Ibrahim, Director of Batu Gajah Community College (BGCC) represented the college in a signing session that was held at Hotel Casuarina@Meru on 1 November 2022 recently.
The Industry Collaborative Network was signed between BGCC , International Ipoh Fashion Week (IIFW), represented by Louis Sebastian, Malaysian Association of Wellness Trainers ( MAWT), represented by Norliza Binti Othman, Association of Bumiputera Women Entrepreneurs (USAHANITA), represented by Noor Fauzana Binti Ahmad Nawawi and representing Pengkalan National Secondary School Ipoh, was Noranida Binti Ahmad. Also signing in the collaboration with BGCC this year was the Principal of Maahad Tahfiz Miftahul Jannah, Muhammad Salman Bin Ahmad Syukri.
This collaboration gives expansion opportunities as well as dignifying Lifelong Learning at BGCC.
Louis Sebastian who is the Founder & CEO of IIFW envisioned such programmes as pertinent in encouraging students to build their career after graduation. He has also given an avenue to BGCC students and lecturers to gain knowledge and undergo experiential training at the recent successful IIFW 2022.
Organised by the Batu Gajah Community College Industrial Relations and Training Unit, this collaboration successfully brought the industry to BGCC, not only to strengthen good relations between the parties but also to channel information to the industry regarding programmes offered at BGCC and to generate career development for its students.
BGCC students have gone through a learning process with emphasis on practical exposure. Quality education is important to ensure that the students produced by the College meet standards required, especially by industry standards.