TO MEET the growing demand for professionals in event management, Taylor's School of Hospitality and Tourism (TCHT) held an Executive Certificate in Event Management seminar recently.
The programme leads to an Executive Certificate qualification accorded by the University of Technology Sydney. It provides a broad overview on event management and operations, including budgeting, promotions, public relations, legal considerations, risk management, event evaluation and shutdown procedures. It also highlights some of the industry's best practices in event creation, human resources and sponsorship.
The four-day event saw a total of 51 participants learning from experts new and innovative approaches in event organising.
Practising event organisers as well as those seeking to develop a career in the public or corporate event arena, found its contents suitable to their needs.
TCHT chief operating officer Pradeep Nair said the programme aims to elevate the standard of event management and create a bigger pool of expertise.
“Recent years have seen the emergence of a vibrant Malaysian events industry, hence generating an increased demand for professionals trained in the management of events. It is our role as an education institution to relate tourism and hospitality with a diverse range of new emerging fields that hold enormous potential in our developing country,” he added.
The Executive Certificate in Event Management seminar will be held again in August. For details, call 03-7877 9777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
“We want to prepare students for a new chapter in their lives. The first step towards achieving a successful career is to guide them into producing an effective resume,” the school's education and career counsellor Alicia Ch'ng said.
About 50 students attended the two-hour workshop conducted by JobStreet.com's communications executive Chong See Ming.
She advised students to do research on companies they were applying to and identify areas in which they could contribute to the growth of the company.
“Each resume should be supported with facts or statistics from the candidates, like accomplishments – be it education, talents or experience gained from their previous employment,” she said.
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