Graduates told importance of lifelong learning

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Dargan (right) receives a memento from Winterton.

Dargan (right) receives a memento from Winterton.

MIRI: Graduates are reminded of the importance of lifelong learning to be resilient and successful in adapting to an uncertain future.

However, lifelong learning need not be restricted to a particular discipline they graduated from.

Professor Jim Mienczakowski pro vice-chancellor and president of Curtin University, Sarawak gave this advice during the graduation ceremony held at Curtin Sarawak yesterday.

His speech was read by the university’s Dean of the Faculty of Business and Humanities Professor Jonathan Winterton

The executive director of Federation Training Scott Dargan, Curtin Sarawak’s dean of the faculty, heads of Departments, as well as families and friends of the graduates were also present.

Mienczakowski added: “The skills and attributes you have developed and honed during your studies here stand you in good stead to embark on whatever journey life presents to you. But, having demonstrated an ability to survive the ‘education experience’, you must never forget to continually adapt – to refine and enhance the skills you have developed in a lifelong learning context”.

He added from the perspective of professional development and the fulfillment of learning potential lifelong learning was very critical in a highly competitive and increasingly global working environment.

“My advice is, whatever path you choose, in whatever journey you commence as you leave Curtin Sarawak, ‘follow your heart’.

“Do what you enjoy doing. In this way, you are more likely to do what you are doing well. And, if you do it well, doors will open and opportunities that you may have never dreamed of will present themselves,” he said.