Discover potential pathways

The Star Education Fair 2015 brings the answers stakeholders are searching for.

THERE is a wealth of information available on certificate, foundation, diploma, vocational, degree and postgraduate courses as well as professional qualifications all under one roof at the Star Education Fair 2015. Make the most of the last day of the fair being held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Check out what’s available and listen to the experts or ask any question. There are more than 140 exhibitors at about 500 booths.

There are also international exhibitors from countries such as Australia, Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and the United States.

There are a whole range of talks to attend today, from Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Funding Higher Education, Study & Work Overseas, Pursuing Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Other Interesting Careers — at Hall One at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (see table below).

If you have a passion for wining, dining and travelling to foreign lands, don’t miss the experts who will speak on a chef’s life, how to become a global chef and the difference between a tour leader and a tourist guide.

Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia general manager Ming Rathswohl Ho will talk on How to Become a Global Chef, while YTL International College of Hotel Management executive chef Matthew D. Ona will speak on a chef’s life.

Apple Institute of Tourism programme director Chua Eng Han will be concentrating on Tour Leader vs. Tourist Guide: The Difference.

Worried about funding? Representatives from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) and the Star Education Fund will be speaking on Fund-ing Higher Education.

High Commission of Canada trade commissioner Ross Firla and StudyExcel general manager Jerry Tan will speak on opportunities in Canada and the United Kingdom respectively, while a representative from the Hong Kong Institute of Education will discuss studying on the island.

Come early for the talk on Pursuing Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy as from previous experience, it has always been packed with both students and parents asking questions. Did you know that the person who calculates insurance premiums is known as an actuary?

An actuary calculates the premiums to charge for a particular insurance policy and determines how much to set aside so that future claims can be met, said Maths Centre founder and director Raveendran Menon.

“Actuarial science is a discipline that uses mathematical and statistical methods to assess financial risks,” he said.

Kaplan Global Accountancy senior executive Tanya Worsley will join Menon in the “Other Interesting Careers” segment, and will speak on “The New Approach To Studying For Professional Accountancy Exams”.

Activities will also be held at the hospitality lounge four at KLCC’s hall four.

A team from HELP University will be conducting a simple career interest test for students today.

The University’s CAREERSense director Eric Bryan Amaladas said a team of counsellors will then help to interpret the results.Visitors attending talks and activities stand a chance of winning e-tickets from Golden Screen Cinemas through fun quizzes.

The Star Education Fair has proven to be one of the most effective platforms for students to explore education options all under one roof.

Information on how visitors can travel to KLCC is included in the table below. Today is the last day of the fair.

It is open from 11am to 7pm at KLCC. Admission is free. For more information, call 03 2333 2744/ 03 2333 2743 or log on to

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