Star Education Fair 2022 now on at Setia Convention Centre in Penang


Visitors at the Star Education Fair 2022 at Setia Convention Centre in Penang. —ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: The Star Education Fair 2022 happening now at Setia Convention Centre offers students various study options, all under one roof.

The event will see participating exhibitors all ready to answer your questions about studying locally and abroad.

Speaking at the opening of the fair, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow lauded the event for its long-standing commitment to education, from exposing children to quality education material at an early age to pushing a dedicated education segment in The Star.

"After more than 30 highly successful years of education shows, I am thrilled to be part of this year's installation.

"With access to a range of local and international tertiary education programmes offered, our youth are presented with diversified pathways available to explore and break new boundaries while forging their own path.

"Beyond that, Star Media Group continues to grant opportunities to young Malaysians through the Star Education Fund scholarship awards.

"The higher education sector is at the forefront of guiding Malaysia's ambitions to become a high-income nation, and education fairs as such highlight the aspirations set out in the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025," he said.

Chow added that Penang has embarked on a number of initiatives that will strengthen its position as the Silicon Valley of the East as it celebrates its 50th anniversary of industrialisation.

"Penang's position as an economic hub is built on a strong foundation of manufacturing excellence and industrial experience.

"At present, Penang's business ecosystem consists of over 300 multinational companies and more than 3,000 small medium enterprises," he said on Saturday (June 4).

Star Media Group (SMG) chief business officer Lydia Wang said SMG has always been an advocate for education and lifelong learning.

"We believe that education helps produce a more skilled, competitive workforce, opening doors to economic and social prosperity, and leading the way for the country as a high income nation.

"There are over 100,000 young minds in secondary schools in Penang alone and we look forward to them being our future leaders that current leaders and educators would guide.

“The plethora of options available for their tertiary education would pave the way and equip them with adaptive life skills and creative potential.

“Experts on tertiary education and representatives on hand would advise visitors to find the best course suited.

“We hope the exhibition will help students make informed decisions before taking the next step in their journey, pave the way for young leaders to build a bright future and ultimately form better communities," she said.

A total of 42 universities and colleges are participating in the exhibition.

The 112-booth strong fair sees not just local educators, but internationally reputed institutions from as far as Ireland, the United States, Germany, China and Vietnam.

The Star Education Fair is one of the country’s pioneer education exhibitions and has continuously provided visitors with a wide range of local and international courses from various institutions.

The fair prides itself on being a one-stop education exhibition for both foreign and local exhibitors offering educational programmes ranging from pre-university, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate

to professional and vocational courses.

Visitors can attend the Education and Career Talks, and do a Career Interest Test if they have not decided which pathway to pursue.

Stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 if you register now at the link provided.

The fair, which is in its 35th year, will be at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre on June 4 and 5 from 11am to 7pm. Admission is free.

For details, call 03-7967 1388 ext 1039 from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.30pm, 017-231 1789 (24-hour hotline), email edufair@thestar.com.my or visit facebook.com/stareducationfair.

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