TCS offers scholarships to applicants for new Foundation in Business programme
By Jude Toyat
Technology College Sarawak (TCS) is offering scholarships to SPM graduates with the launch of their new Foundation in Business programme.
According to its chief operating officer Amin Aznizan, since being established in 2000, this is their first programme developed by TCS.
“After 15 years of establishment and with all the years of experience, we came up with the Foundation in Business, our first homegrown programme designed by TCS,” Amin said at a press conference held recently.
Currently, TCS offers foundation, matriculation, diploma and degree courses and has about 1,400 students. TCS is also a feeder college to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL).
“With the launch of this new programme, we are also offering scholarships to students especially those who are in Kuching as our way of giving back to the local community,” he added.
The scholarship worth about RM250, 000 will be distributed to 50 SPM graduates who take the programme for their tuition fees.
“SPM graduates who scored a minimum of 6 credits including Mathematics and English are eligible to apply for this course,” he explained.
The Foundation in Business is a one-year programme designed to give students an all-rounded understanding of the various fields in business and entrepreneurship.
“Through this new programme, we hope to produce students who are creative, innovative, critical-thinkers able to communicate their ideas and thoughts; all considered important traits in the working environment.
“After the 1-year Foundation in Business, students will be able to continue their Bachelor of Business Technology (Hons) in Computer Entrepreneurial Management (BCEM) at UniKL. This will then allow them to specialise in managing IT-based companies which are now gaining popularity and predicted to dominate various industries in the near future,” he said.
TCS also has several extra-curricular programmes including the Touching Lives Programme, the Graduate Employability Programme, and the Toastmasters International which serve to train its students and ensuring them to be ready for the working environment the moment they graduate.
Next month, TCS will also be organising a student exchange programme.
“We will have about 10 students from about eight different countries coming over to TCS to experience how it is like studying here,” he said, explaining that they will also be sending students to the United Kingdom to be a part of the exchange programme around August or September.
“Through this programme, the students can interact and learn from each other to get the bigger picture of what it will be like for them in the working environment as they leave college.”
In October, the TCS Debate Challenge will be held as a collaborative effort with secondary schools in Kuching to foster the students’ creativity and their thinking skills through debating. Other activities to be held soon also include career talks.
The first intake for the Foundation in Business program is on June 29. Closing date for submission is May 31.
Those interested in applying for the scholarships can contact Eddy Tay by e-mail [email protected] or Angelynn William at [email protected] or call them at 082-444999 to learn more about Technology College Sarawak.