STAMFORD College has been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification for Provision of Education Management Services and Support and Provision of Student Support and Services.
Stamford College Bhd is now certified based on the ISO 2000 standards and Stamford College Petaling Jaya is now an ISO certified centre.
The certification was awarded by Independent European Certification Limited UK and Stamford College plans to extend the ISO certification process to other centres within the group in the near future.
Director of legal and administrative matters at Stamford College Andrew Choo explained: As a major college in Malaysia, it is important that Stamford College receives ISO certification as this will enhance both the management and the provision of educational services to our large base of local and international students.
The Independent European Certification Limited is a recognised independent body and this new certification will hold Stamford in good stead.
·During a recent Creative Teaching for Trainers and Educators workshop organised by the Stamford School of Continuing Education and Training (SCET), 15 participants were exposed to a fresh approach to learning.
The two-day workshop allowed participants to explore subjects in an interactive way.
Workshop presenter Christine Koong said there is a tremendous amount of untapped potential in every individual.
''Students get bored easily. Unless they are stimulated creatively, they can lose interest in their studies. This has happened to a large number of smart students and made them lapse in their academic performance.
She also said that if the teaching environment is enriched, students can be groomed to become 'thinking' students.
I apply the concept of kaizen - the Japanese version of ongoing improvement - in my teaching. I love to help people discover their true human potential,'' she added.
In her workshop, Koong demonstrated how to create a conducive environment using aromatherapy, music, games and puzzles as well as experiential learning via role-plays and buddy support systems to enhance participants' learning.