At the World Education Expo Indonesia 2022 (from right) PKT CEO Datuk Seri Dr Michael Tio, Peninsula College Group president Prof Dr Ian Pashby, chief executive officer Edmund Edward, recruitment head Ng Lai Quan and industry collaboration head Jaspher Loo.

PENINSULA College Malaysia in Penang is ready to welcome its first batch of international students, starting with those from Indonesia.

Late last year, the college increased its capacity to 4,000 students following the opening of its new headquarters – The Ship Campus in Batu Kawan, Penang. This is in addition to its City Campus and Lighthouse Campus in Selangor.

Under the banner of Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), Peninsula College began its first international recruitment drive at the World Education Expo Indonesia 2022, starting from Medan, Jakarta, Surabaya and finally Bali.

Each day the fair bustled with thousands of high school students and parents eager to explore overseas options to further their studies. Peninsula College received nearly 200 formal enquiries per day from the fair.

Peninsula College Malaysia held an international student recruitment drive at the World Education Expo Indonesia 2022.Peninsula College Malaysia held an international student recruitment drive at the World Education Expo Indonesia 2022.

The college offers courses in logistics and supply chain management, accounting, computer science and business studies, which garnered the most enquiries among the offerings.

Meanwhile, the college’s parent company PKT Logistics Group’s chief executive and managing director Datuk Seri Dr Michael Tio has initiated a lucky draw giveaway of a 3D/2N trip to Penang for the Indonesians.

“Many (Indonesians) students have never been to Penang, so the college is happy to sponsor a few lucky winners to come over for a tour of The Ship Campus and enjoy the wonderful activities in George Town,” he said.

Visitors to the education fair were introduced to Peninsula College’s unique campus-in-industry model, whereby students enjoy part-time work or internship opportunities in the vicinity of the college while attending lectures.

Staying true to the college motto – Your Employability, Our Priority – the college’s emphasis is on producing industry-ready graduates and helping them secure job placement before they even enter the working world.

Peninsula College recruitment head Ng Lai Quan said that Indonesian students care deeply about their tertiary education and career path.

“We are glad to be involved in crafting their future pathway upon their completing sekolah menengah atas or sekolah menengah kejuruan. Many have big ambitions and are enthusiastic about starting the next chapter of their lives,” she said.

Ng said that the students were not only impressed by the college’s world-class facilities at The Ship Campus but also surprised that cost of living in Malaysia is affordable.

At the education fair, EMGS provided counselling services pertaining to student visa application.

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