[Borneo Post Online] SEGi College’s centre caters to needs of working adults

(From left) Hii, Teng, D’orville and Tay pose for a photo after the luncheon.

KUCHING: SEGi College Sarawak has set up Professional Management Development Centre with the aim of getting working adults to go back to school and gain better qualifications.

Its senior executive director Daniel Teng said that by having better qualifications, they can contribute back to Sarawak’s economy.

“This means that Sarawak will have a bigger pool of talent, not just from the fresh graduates but also working adults.

“Sarawak’s success and Malaysia’s as well will come if we help the mid-section working adults,” he said during a press luncheon at its main campus here yesterday.

The centre located in King’s Centre was launched early this month and aimed to have 100-200 students in the next 1-2 years.

Meanwhile, SEGi Sarawak principal Doreen D’orville said that in Malaysia, some working adults do not have the opportunity to further their studies.

“Now that they are working and have stable income, they want to come back into the classroom, but they fear going for exams,” she said.

She stressed that studying methods have evolved. Previously studying for a MBA takes five years but now only two years.

“It’s 100 per cent assignment, they even do not need to be physically present in a classroom.

“Distance is not an obstacle as they can do it online. Cost is not even a problem as Segi brings the programme right to their doorsteps. It is even affordable, only RM28,000 for an MBA and they are even taught by people in the industry,” she added.

“In fact, our oldest student is 70 years old. So it’s not too late to start,” she disclosed.

SEG Sarawak is also the only one awarded a 6-star rating by the Ministry of Education.

Colleges and universities are inspected in all aspects before being given a rating which is carried out once every two years.

Also present at the event were head of academics Wendy Hii and sales and marketing manager Tay Yen Yuan.