Thursday, July 18

FIC embarks on achieving university college status — CEO

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(From left) Fame International College marketing director Rachel Choo, Carnation Club of Kuching Samarahan Division committee member Padi Chan and its president and chairman Magdalene Chong, Chew, Fame International College director Stanley Ling, chairman Dato Sri Khairil Awang, Kuching Division Basketball Association vice president Teo Keng Guan, Fame International College basketball club president Tang Chien Farn and Fame International College assistant general manager and head of academic Voon Boo Khoon in a photocall.

KUCHING: Fame International College (FIC) is embarking on a transformation plan to achieve university college status and embrace 21st century learning approaches in the next five years.

Fame International College chief executive officer (CEO) David Chew said this during the college’s 20th anniversary dinner at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here on Saturday.

“As of now, we have invested about RM700,000 into various technology solutions to achieve higher efficiency and effectiveness of work for the benefit of students and parents,” he said.

He shared that the college classrooms teaching and learning have been equipped with an e-Learning platform which enables students to obtain their lecture notes, attend assessments and interact with peer or lecturers online.

A new network will also be implemented starting Jan 2019 to provide full Wifi coverage to the entire campus.

Furthermore, the college is collaborating with NetDragon, a world renowned education technology company which acquired Edmodo – world largest online learning community – to empower the college with 21st century learning approaches.

“The collaboration with NetDragon will provide a first-hand experience for the public to experience 21st century learning approaches in our campus by the first half of 2019.”

In tandem with the aggressive movement of digital technology application in today’s environment such as Industrial 4.0 and artificial intelligence, Chew said that the college has rolled out digital business programmes to equip its students with new skill sets.

He added that the college is collaborating with other companies to introduce digital related programmes such as Internet of Things (IoT), robotic programming and apps development to prepare their students to face the real working environment.

“In the recent year of collaboration with Alibaba Group, we have successfully rolled out digital business training programmes and with that we further entered into collaboration with iTrainAsia and UBTech,” he said.

Fame International College is offering 11 programmes ranging from professional, certificate, foundation, diploma, 3+0 degree programmes and 30 professional development programmes.

During the event, Fame International College donated a total of RM100,000 to Carnation Club of Kuching Samarahan Division and Kuching Division Basketball Association.