Taylor's College: A Smashing Year of Fortitude
Updated 14 Dec 2016
Despite the highlight from news articles and survey findings on the significance of soft skills, there is still evidently a shortfall of soft skills among fresh graduates in Malaysia. With the pursuit to foster self-improvement and voluntary learning among students, Taylor's College has since been striving to mould graduates who are armed with the perks of holistic education.
As the year of 2016 draws to an end, we glance back at the exciting journey of Taylor's College students and the ceaseless commitment poured in. Indeed, their glorious achievements further bolstered the pledge of Taylor's College's mission in fostering productive youths who will take their work place and community by storm.
If you are wondering what went down, look no further. Here's a rundown of the students' masterpieces!
#1. Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC)
For the first time in history, Taylor's College was granted with the privilege to host the Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC) 2016. As one of the largest regional model United Nations conferences in the world, it's worth the mention that the annual event was also the first ever to be held outside of the Australasian region.
The event which saw a staggering number of 500 delegates comprised of tertiary students from Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. Kudos to the backbone of the event which fully consisted of student volunteers, AMUNC 2016 was indeed a perfect real-world platform for aspiring leaders to polish their learning, life as well leadership skills.
#2. Service-Learning Projects
In a world that is increasingly plagued by world affairs, Taylor's College also shines its spotlight on significant issues such as children literacy, education for the underprivileged as well as refugees. Through events, workshops and discussions, students were given an arena to play a role in reaching out and lending a helping hand on these perturbing issues.
One of the highlights from the many platforms is none other than The Make A Difference United (MADU) Programme which was aimed to help the less fortunate with opportunities of education, sports and social engagement. Of course, it doesn't end there. Students from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme also initiated the service learning programme to help underprivileged children in Cambodia.
All in all, service-learning projects strive to expose students to the beauty of differences and better equip them with the skills to thrive in a global and diverse world.
#3. Introduction of MICPA-CAANZ Programme
As an effort to produce world-class accountants as well as step up to the quality of professionals demands in Malaysia, the MICPA-CAANZ programme was launched to provide students with yet another valuable opportunity for professional learning.
With that, students are now able to undertake a full-fledged international accountant course with modules identical to those offered by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The best part of this programme? Graduates will obtain two professional qualifications, one that is bestowed by Certified Public Accountant (in Malaysia) and the other by Chartered Accountant (in Australia and New Zealand).
#4. MYQuest Ratings
Further recognising the college's excellence, approach and quality in private tertiary education, Taylor's College was once again bestowed with 6 Stars in the MYQUEST rating by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
Keeping up with Taylor's College outstanding track record in both academic and services, it is of no surprise that the college has actually been consistently upholding its top ranking by being the only private college awarded with 6 Stars Outstanding rating for all of its campuses since 2010.
As the leading pioneer in the realm of pre-university studies in Malaysia, Taylor's College has pledged to ensure students garner the necessary opportunities to enhance not just their academic performance but also their leadership and life learning skills.
With a pro-active and conducive environment, we look forward to Taylor's College's continuous improvement of approach and quality in providing students with the best head start of their future.