Time to chart your future

The Star Education Fair 2016 is featuring a total of 260 booths over two days.

STUDENTS who are still undecided which path to take, should attend the series of education and career talks conducted by respected academicians and industry experts at the Star Education Fair 2016.

One session of note will be on Engineering, between 5pm and 6.30pm tomorrow.

It comprises two presentations, the first titled ‘Engineering Education: Towards World Class Career Excellence’ by Prof Datuk Dr Eric Goh, who is the delegation head of the Engineering Accreditation Council, a Professor of Engineering at Universiti Sains Malaysia and former chairman of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.

Dr Goh is of the strong opinion that engineers are catalysts who play very important roles in any nation that is striving to attain industrialised and developed status.

“As a continuously progressing nation, Malaysia needs 200,000 engineers in this new economic era, and to make the Economic Transformation Programme Masterplan a success.

“Presently, we have 91,558 practising engineers, meaning that we need over 108,000 more to progress the country to another level of high-income technological and infrastructural excellence, which is great news for those with aspirations in this field,” he said.

After this session will be talk by Tham Kok Kee, the dean of Penang Skills Development Centre’s School of Engineering.

He will speak on ‘Becoming the Next Tony Stark: Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Extraordinary Engineer?’

Visitors to the fair also stand a chance to win some RM30,000 worth of prizes in the Spin & Win Contest.

There are seven grand prizes each day, comprising a Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy Tab A, Fitbit Charge HR Wristband, Sony power bank as well as shopping and F&B vouchers, alongside many more.

Contest forms are available in The Star newspaper today and tomorrow.

Participants only need to fill in their personal particulars, answer one simple question correctly and redeem it for a spin on the wheel at The Star booth during the event.

Eligible students may also apply for The Star Education Fund which is offering 241 scholarships worth RM11.4mil with its 26 partners in education..

There will also be Career Interest Testing done by Disted College at the concourse level, where students can take a simple test to determine their areas of interest.

The fair continues until tomorrow, and will open from 11am to 7pm on both days. Admission is free.

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