GEORGE TOWN: The Star Education Fair 2014 opens today, offering visitors study options from the most renowned institutions, enlightening career talks and a host of exciting activities.
Currently in its 27th year, the northern region’s biggest one-stop education fair is the ideal place to explore higher learning options that will help school-leavers and students fulfil their ambitions.
With some 90 exhibitors occupying 270 booths, there are numerous educational programmes as well as professional courses on offer.
Counsellors from various colleges and universities will also be on hand to offer advice to school-leavers.
Participating institutions will offer exclusive discounts, rebates, fee waivers and freebies for those who sign up during the two-day fair at the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (formerly known as Pisa) in Relau.
Those undecided about their future should attend the many education and career talks today such as Options After SPM, Funding Higher Education, Study and Work Overseas and Business Management.
Tomorrow, there will be talks on Engineering, Mass Communications, Entrepreneurship, Medicine and Dentistry, as well as sessions on Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Finance on both days.
The Star Education Fund personnel will be present to give briefings on scholarship opportunities and financial assistance options available to eligible applicants.
Visitors also have a chance to Spin & Win their way to great prizes totalling over RM30,000 in value, including an iPad Air, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (16GB), a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (8GB), Philips razors and headphones, 500GB external hard disks and Popular book vouchers.
There are other attractive prizes like goodie bags, hotel accommodation vouchers, theme park passes, mugs, tumblers, food containers and organisers up for grabs.
Prizes are sponsored by KDU University College Sdn Bhd, ESCAPE Adventureplay and Setia Promenade Sdn Bhd. To participate, simply cut out entry forms in The Star today and tomorrow and produce them at the contest booth on the respective days. Each form is entitled to one spin at the wheel.
Visitors should take the opportunity to check out The Star’s e-Paper bundle packages during the fair.
Those signing up for a year’s subscription of the newspaper, e-Paper and e-Flavours at RM360 will get a RM30 AEON shopping voucher. Those who renew their subscriptions at RM260 a year will receive two passes to the Bukit Gambang Water Park.
Admission is free at the fair, which will be open from 11am to 7pm.