In recognition of the institution’s industry-relevant and innovative student curriculum, INTI College Sabah (INTI) received two awards presented by industry leaders and Sabah’s Deputy Chief Minister and State Minister of Trade and Industry, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.
Deputy Chief Minister and State Minister of Trade and Industry, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau (fifth from left) presenting the “Industry Award and Recognition on Innovative and Industry Relevant Education Delivery” award to Roselyn (fourth from left) and other INTI representatives, in the presence of Mr Foo Ngee Kee (third from left) and representatives from the SME Association of Sabah
The awards entitled, “Industry Award and Recognition on Innovative and Industry Relevant Education Delivery” and “Active Participation and Involvement with Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies (BEST), Borneo Eco Tours (BET) and Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) Projects”, were awarded by the SME Association of Sabah and Borneo Eco Tours respectively for INTI’s contributions to industry through initiatives such as employer projects, INTI’s Industry Leadership Series and it’s unique Design Thinking modules that are a part of the required Matapelajaran Umum subject.
Mr Foo Ngee Kee, President of the SME Association of Sabah, shared that he was impressed with INTI’s industry initiatives and wanted to commend INTI specifically for inculcating the Design Thinking module into its curriculum.
Roselyn Chua, Chief Executive of INTI College Sabah (left) and Mr Albert Teo, Founder and Managing Director of Borneo Eco Tours (BET), Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) and Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies (BEST) Society, at the awards ceremony for INTI
“Leading universities such as Harvard, MIT and Stanford incorporate this methodology into their teaching and I am glad that we (Malaysians), have higher education institutions such as INTI, who are adopting this effective solutions-based approach and providing it to all of their students. This conscious effort speaks of the quality of education INTI is committed to providing and is also telling of the institution’s commitment to preparing their students with soft skills such as critical thinking, leadership and problem-solving, all of which, are skills that are pertinent for IR 4.0,” shared Foo.
Roselyn Chua, Chief Executive of INTI College Sabah, shared that she was humbled and proud of the awards and recognition from industry and YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred.
She shared that, “INTI has actively begun the process of equipping our students for the future workforce through innovative teaching and learning, and developing strong industry collaborations. These awards presented to INTI are a validation of our efforts in industry collaboration and strengthening industry ties, and I hope we can continue this momentum with our industry partners to enhance our students’ development for their futures.”