INTI International College Penang hosted its signature Industry Networking Session on 14 September 2013 in an exemplary display of collaboration and innovation. More than just a gathering, this event was a testament to the power of partnership — spotlighting the tireless efforts of industry leaders and organisations that have synergised with INTI. Together, they have raised educational standards and created a nexus between academia and the dynamic world of industry.
The event was a buzzing hive of activities and engagements, kicking off with a dynamic Project Exhibition and Showcase, which displayed fascinating projects spearheaded by INTI’s bright minds. The attendees had the opportunity to interact with students about their work before being ushered for a pre-dinner networking session, which facilitated rich conversations and exchange of ideas among industry professionals.
(From left to right) Seng Yeang, Head of Career Services at INTI International University, Cheang Lee Yeap, Head of Career Services at INTI International College Penang, Naomi Yang, Assistant Vice President of Career Services, Hemalatha Murugiah, Chief Executive of INTI International College Penang, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, Chong Kok Wai, CEO of INTI International University & Colleges, Dato’ Sasedharan Vasudevan, Penang Port Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Said Hussain, Penang Education Department Deputy Director, gather for a group photo at the INTI Penang Industry Networking Session.
Chong Kok Wai, CEO of INTI International University & Colleges, welcomed the audience by delving into the transformative power of collaboration. “When academia and industry converge, innovation blossoms, knowledge deepens, and the future becomes brighter,” he stated. Since INTI began industry collaborations in 2000, it has undergone a transformative journey through strategic alliances that have spun an intricate web of knowledge and innovation across Malaysia.
He also shed light on the instrumental role of the INTI Career Services team, highlighting initiatives like the Employer Projects, INTI Leadership Series, Industry Advisory Board Sessions, and Faculty Industry Attachments. These platforms epitomise INTI’s dedication to moulding future leaders equipped for real-world industry challenges.
A launch gimmick sets the tone before the event commences.
Meanwhile, in his keynote address, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow lauded INTI’s role as an indispensable conduit, linking local talent to worldwide prospects. He remarked, “This vision shines brightly in its proud collaboration with IBM Malaysia, as it positions INTI as the pioneer private higher education institution to champion the prestigious IBM SkillsBuild initiative in Malaysia.”
Furthermore, he commended the Faculty Industry Attachment initiative, emphasising, “Teaching transcends the classroom. It embraces the industry’s heartbeat, nurturing students to emerge as creators, innovators, and leaders.” He envisioned a future where Penang would shine as a hub of innovation, both locally and globally.
Following the speeches and dinner, the audience was entertained by an alum performance, lucky draw sessions, and the Industry Partner Awards presentation. The awards allowed INTI to acknowledge industry partners’ relentless efforts and valuable contributions in grooming talent and encouraging innovation.
The INTI Penang Industry Networking Session participants come together for a group photo ahead of the INTI Industry Partners Award presentation.
As the session ended, it was clear that this was more than just a networking event. It demonstrated the incredible power of collaboration and the unrelenting spirit of innovation and educational progress fostered at INTI International College Penang.
Among the distinguished attendees of the event included Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, Abdul Said Hussain, Penang Education Department Deputy Director, Dato’ Sasedharan Vasudevan, Penang Port Chief Executive Officer, Chong Kok Wai, CEO of INTI International University & Colleges, Hemalatha Murugiah, Chief Executive of INTI International College Penang, and Naomi Yang, Assistant Vice President of Career Services.
Chong Kok Wai, CEO of INTI International University & Colleges, extends a token of appreciation to Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.