With plenty of jubilation and cheer, private education provider Taylor’s celebrated their 50th anniversary on Saturday 17 November 2018 at their Taylor’s Lakeside Campus.
The joyous event saw the launch of the ‘Taylor’s 50th Anniversary What’s Your Word’ campaign, an initiative utilising one word from each alumnus to capture their time spent studying at Taylor’s, be it at Taylor’s International School, Taylor’s College or Taylor’s University.
For Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Taylor’s Education Group, being a part of the Taylor’s journey has been an inspiring process.
“The journey has been filled with highs and lows but the one constant throughout the years has been how inclusive the community at Taylor’s is,” he said.
Dato’ Mahmud Abbas, currently the Chief Executive Officer of Central Spectrum, chimed in about his time studying at Taylor’s College in Jalan Pantai, saying it was one full of memorable moments.
“My word is ‘bells’ because the ringing of the bells meant we could meet up with friends and chit-chat along the corridor. The only thing that could have stopped us is the presence of Mr Ted Miles, the headmaster as he would sternly admonish us for wasting time,” said the class of 1976 alumnus.
In 1969, Taylor’s College was first established at Jalan Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, offering the Victorian High School Certificate (VHSC) programme. After 25 years in Jalan Pantai, Taylor’s moved in 1985 to its second campus in PJ New Town, with the Subang Jaya campus then launched within 4 years.
It was then that Taylor’s College launched 2 new Pre-University programmes — the Canadian Pre-University (CPU) programme and South Australian Matriculation (SAM), cementing Taylor’s position as the pioneer education provider for the South Australian Matriculation programme.
The college was progressing swiftly and by 1990, a host of other programmes were introduced, including the American Degree Transfer Program, Architecture, Business, Accounting, Cambridge A-Level, Computer Science, Engineering, Hospitality Tourism and Culinary Arts.
“Taylor’s College has an excellent track record of placing over 1,000 students in the world’s Top 200 universities every year. Taylor’s University, meanwhile, is ranked at no. 4 in the World in the graduate employment rate indicator in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 and ranked at no. 135 in Asia in the QS Asia University Rankings 2019, and listed in the top 1 percent of universities in Asia,” said Dato’ Loy.
With these poignant stories and strong track record, it’s clear how deeply Taylor’s has positively impacted past, present and future students.
If you’d like to be a part of Taylor’s illustrious community and be as successful as its former students, visit the Taylor’s Open Day happening on 15 – 16 December. From finding out more about the programmes offered at Taylor’s to learning about the different scholarships available, it’s well worth a visit to take charge of your education.