Finding Flexibility at MCKL

Finding Flexibility at MCKL

The American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur(MCKL) is notable for its flexibility where students are exposed to a wide range of studies across different disciplines; from physical and life sciences to art, history, literature, philosophy and religious studies. American universities have hundreds of majors on offer, giving students the freedom to chart their own career path.

Since its founding in 2014, more than 150 students have transferred to American universities through [email protected] Students in [email protected] have the opportunity to explore various fields of study before they transfer. [email protected] has 52 partner universities. Four of which offer exclusive scholarships to [email protected] students. Furthermore, students are free to apply to non-partnered universities. Our students have successfully transferred to non-partner universities such as The Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan -Ann Arbor, Purdue University, and San Jose State University.

The ADTP allows students to explore subjects outside of their chosen field of study. A student majoring in Finance can take a course in Chemistry during their time in the ADTP. 

Students can join the ADTP after completing their high school without having to go through pre-university. However, this does not mean that ADTP is academically inferior. It is a degree program, after all, hence students will be challenged to think and work at a much higher level than what they will need to do at a pre-university level. In terms of affordability, American universities are famed for their generosity. Students can apply for scholarships on their academic or extracurricular performance, and most of the scholarships can be stacked. Schools also provide financial aid to students. 

In the ADTP, students are introduced to a different study environment. They will soon discover that they will be seeing fewer examinations, but more continuous assessments – assignments, tests, presentations, and group projects, all of which will develop a well-rounded student.  

Students who join the [email protected] need not worry about how the American education system works because they will all undergo a course which will teach them everything they need to know about the American education system in the first semester. 

The [email protected] has intakes in January, April, and August.

For more information about the course,

WhatsApp +6019-2236712

Not Your Regular AUSMAT Programme

Not Your Regular AUSMAT Programme

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme at MCKL is turning 20 this year! 

AUSMAT is a pre-university programme that prepares students for undergraduate studies in a variety of disciplines. The syllabus is contemporary, comprehensive and learner-friendly. The continuous method of assessment provides consistent monitoring of students’ progress and helps students transition smoothly into the evaluation system of higher learning.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).  Over the past 20 years, MCKL has consistently produced excellent WACE results. This year, 21 students achieved ATAR 90 and above with one student Hannah Li-An Cheah, making it to the top 0.5% for the Mathematics Applications subject. 

MCKL provides a unique learning experience for its AUSMAT students as the College does not focus only on classroom-based learning but also help students develop soft skills through its community-based Service Learning subject. Though it does not contribute to the final grading, this subject has helped our alumni develop skills and qualities that stand them in good stead in their university and scholarship applications.

One such student is Wong Xiao Cheng. A two-time recipient of the STAR Scholarship, she was also a recipient of the University of Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor Global Graduate award. She credits MCKL’s holistic education for igniting her passion to help others and to pursue excellence in life. She believes that the Service Learning subject had inspired her to pursue community work as a career. She also praised MCKL lecturers for being genuine and passionate about empowering the students and walking the talk.

Another student is Yek Ren Yew. Like most MCKL newbies, he tut-tutted at the thought of having to fulfil 20 hours of community work to pass the Service Learning subject. He started doing community work only for the sake of doing it to fulfil a course requirement, but Ren Yew soon found that he enjoyed doing it so much that he racked up 40 hours of service, without realising it. 

Little did he know, the 40 hours would help him receive the YTL Foundation Scholarship to study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. His advice to students: TAKE SERVICE LEARNING SERIOUSLY! 

AUSMAT students at MCKL are provided with adequate resources and support to enhance their learning experience. They are given access to ReviseOnline, an online revision portal with a bank of more than 30,000 exam questions written by experts and teachers from Western Australia. MCKL students have found the portal helpful as it prepares them for examinations.

Intakes for the AUSMAT programme at MCKL are in January, March, and August.

For more information about the programme and scholarship opportunities,

WhatsApp +6019-2236712

Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Revel in relaxation at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, a 5-star haven near Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Find your respite in luxury accommodations with contemporary essentials, signature amenities and refined design elements. Thrill your palate with delectable local and international fare at Feast, savor authentic Japanese dishes at our contemporary Miyabi restaurant or try inventive Chinese specialties at Yue. Stay within steps of Putra LRT Station near Jalan Universiti, Jaya One and Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve. Celebrate and succeed in sophisticated event space for meetings, weddings and flawless social affairs. After a full day of business or sightseeing, refresh in the sparkling waters of our rooftop infinity pool or celebrate and socialize over wines, craft beers, innovative cocktails and cigars at our stylish Chime Lounge. Designed to be everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel in Malaysia is an upscale sanctuary in a vibrant travel destination.

For more information, go to https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/szbsi-sheraton-petaling-jaya-hotel/

 

INVEST IN YOUR CHILDREN’S HIGHER EDUCATION WITH TAX-EXEMPT SSPN-i AND SSPN-i PLUS

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Saving for your children’s education with a tax relief and other incentives is such a big head start on your financial planning. You don’t have to think long when both the SSPN-i and SSPN-i Plus offer an RM8,000 and RM15,000 tax relief with competitive tax-exempt dividends at the same time, respectively.

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Saving for your children’s education with a tax relief and other incentives is such a big head start on your financial planning. You don’t have to think long when both the SSPN-i and SSPN-i Plus offer an RM8,000 and RM15,000 tax relief with competitive tax-exempt dividends at the same time, respectively.

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Be the first in Southeast Asia to master CodeSnaps App to code artificial intelligence

Be the first in Southeast Asia to master CodeSnaps App to code artificial intelligence

SEGi College Kuala Lumpur (SCKL) in collaboration with SAS Institute Inc. (SAS), the US multinational analysis software developer, is the first higher education institute to adopt and offer CodeSnaps app to code an Artificial Intelligence programme in Southeast Asia. 

If you have the ambition to ride the wave of the Fourth Industry Revolution (IR4.0), you will know that Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are some of the new technologies you need to master to be an expert of Data Science. Malaysia has launched its own National Policy on IR4.0 known as Industry4FWD to prepare Malaysia for the next phase of the industrial revolution that is heavily shaped by evolving and converging technologies. One of the national strategies outlined in the policy is Upskilling Existing Talent and Producing Future Talent which can be implemented through skills development programmes that support reskilling and upskilling and equipping graduates with necessary skills set to thrive in the Industry 4.0 environment.

In line with the National Policy, SEGi has developed a partnership with SAS to offer skills certification programmes to train talents for IR4.0, integrating theory and practice of Industry 4.0 applications into the tertiary education system to raise industry standards and create industry placement opportunities, as well as enhancing and increasing the capacity and capabilities of our educators, trainers and instructors, creating a pool of subject matter experts in the field of data science.

One of the programmes offered at SCKL is CodeSnaps. It is a coding programme that requires only one tablet and one robot. It is an initiative to prepare prospective professional data scientists to acquire the skills and means to manage block-less devices and provide employees with Industry 4.0 knowledge. 

Aiming to create awareness in the younger generation of the coding programme, as well as generate interest of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, SCKL and SAS recently organised a training workshop on Big Data Management and CodeSnaps for 30 school students comprising of Form 5 and 6 students from 4 schools, SMK Pandan Mewah, SMK Seri Mutiara, Victoria Institution and CBC Learning Centre. The training workshop was held on 19 July 2019 at SCKL.

The students then had the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned at their training workshop at the DataIntelligence Challenge – Big Data & Artificial Intelligence: A Powerful Combination for the Future Growth that was held at SCKL on 26 July 2019.

At the Data Intelligence Challenge, students were grouped into a team of five where they were required to use CodeSnaps to write an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program code to activate and mobilise a robot. There were challenged to apply Big Data concepts, analytical and creative skills to store, analyse, manage and predict as well as report data to make decisions. All participants received RM2,500 worth of training vouchers from SAS and certificate of attendance from SCKL.

CBC Learning Centre, a private education institution emerged as the overall champion of the Challenge, while Victoria Institution and SMK Seri Mutiara came in second and third, respectively. The winners of the challenge received RM5,000 worth training voucher each and SCKL Scholarships worth RM90,000.

“Data scientists sounds like a really cool job. It was fun to explore and analyse coding and have it control a machine. Apart from that, we also learned a lot from this training workshop, especially patience to manage the challenges we were facing and teamwork,” said Lee Huan Yang, the team captain of CBC Learning Centre. 

Tasigen Visvanathan, a Form 6 participant from Victoria Institution said he was elated that his team won second place at the Dataintelligence Challenge and they benefited a great deal from this experience. 

“I personally wanted to gain some experience in data intelligence because I want to become an actuarial scientist. The basic knowledge of coding will certainly help me in the future. As a team, we all benefited from the lessons learned at the workshop and the competition,” said Tasigen. 

According to Mr Daniel Teng, Group Senior Executive Director, SEGi University & Colleges, as a tertiary institution with over four decades of excellence, it is important for SEGi to prepare and equip students with awareness, understanding and practical knowledge through innovative study programmes in fields like artificial intelligence, data analytics and data management because globally, economies are getting disrupted thanks to the introduction of new innovation, machine intelligence, and data-driven business environment.

“At SEGi, we have always had our students’ interest at heart and we have dedicated ourselves towards enabling promising minds, which is one of our main Pillars of Action. I believe the collaboration with SAS and the introduction of the Diploma in Computer Science programme with specialisation in data science is a step in that direction. Both parties are committed to upscaling existing talent pool via training in the field of data science and producing future-proof graduates who will be equipped for Industry 4.0.”

SCKL’s new Diploma in Computer Science study programme includes 5 main subjects, namely Data Technology and Management, Data Visualisation, Data Science Methodology, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Introduction to Machine Learning. These subjects, particularly data technology, AI and machine learning correlate to the technologies identified in the national policy to transform and drive Malaysia forward and we are excited at the prospect of producing skilled professionals who will accelerate our nation’s growth. 

So be the FIRST in Southeast Asia to master CodeSnaps App, be a Big Data Guru, or be one of the Best Data Scientist in the region! Register at SCKL today and make your dream come true!

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Air Selangor encourages employees to stay active, fit and healthy

Air Selangor encourages employees to stay active, fit and healthy

In a move to encourage its employees to lead a healthy lifestyle, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) in collaboration with one of the world’s top insurance companies, kicked-off the programme within the organisation.

The keep-healthy-and-stay-fit programme was launched by Air Selangor Chief Executive Officer, Suhaimi Kamaralzaman recently, in a fitness themed event held at Bangsar South.

The programme is aimed at helping employees live healthier, longer, better lives and at the same time rewarding employees for their efforts to stay healthy. The programme empowers employees with the knowledge, tools and motivation to achieve their health goals revolving around their main pillars which are all about knowing your health, improving your health and enjoying the rewards.

Moving beyond just promoting and inculcating a healthy lifestyle for employees, Air Selangor hopes that with this structured health awareness programme, the organisation can help boost engagement between management and employees, reduce the medical costs as well reward employees with benefits and discounts for taking sustainable steps, however small, to improve their health and wellbeing.

A total of 400 employees participated in the launch of the programme and more activities have been planned to cascade the message to its 4,500 employees. At the event, Suhaimi also presented 224 FitBit watches to Air Selangor employees who had never taken medical leave throughout 2018 as a token of appreciation.

Participants at the programme were also briefed about how the programme works as well as the rewards that come with it, as it has collaborated with 12 partners to offers members discounts and rewards for gym membership, wearable fitness devices, fitness apparel, healthy food, health screenings and fitness assessments, hotels, airlines and movies.

In addition to that, those who engage in the programme will get between 15% and 50% through its partners, namely AirAsia, Berjaya Hotels and Resorts, BP Healthcare, Fitbit, Fitness First, Garmin, Guardian, Marriott, Medklinn, Reebok and Mongoose Publishing’s Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines.

This programme is also integrated with a variety of mobile applications and wearable fitness devices, making it easy for the members to track their goals and record their activities to earn points.

Those present at the launch also took part in a Zumba session led by a professional trainer to start their fitness regime rolling.

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