TCS graduates high in demand in the working industry
Education is not merely about getting straight As but is a lifelong learning experience which provides one with opportunities to improve their quality of life and create a better world, said Samariang assemblywoman Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.
“Put your knowledge at the service of society and the community and exercise your power of knowledge towards helping, improving, empowering others and influencing positive change,” she said when officiating the 12th convocation ceremony of Technology College Sarawak (TCS) here on November 21.
According to Sharifah Hasidah, TCS is one of the biggest contributors to the skills sector in today’s job market as the college helps to produce graduates with marketable skills which are in high demand in the working industry.
“As such, it comes as no surprise that about 99.52% of TCS graduates are employed within six months after they complete their studies. The college boasts a high passing rate that has exceeded beyond expectation and this is a stellar achievement that every TCS student and staff member can be proud of,” she said.
A total of 128 students received their scrolls which included 83 students in Diploma in Management Technology, 30 in Diploma in Management Technology (Accountancy), five in Diploma in Computer Science (Information Technology), and five in Bachelor of Business Technology (Hons) in Computer Entrepreneurial Management.
One of them was the recipient of the Sapience Award (Best Student for Diploma) Nur Qhairullah Aden, a 22-year-old from Kampung Demak Baru here.
The Diploma in Management Technology graduate aspires to become a lecturer. Although many of her classmates went off to other institutions of higher learning during her studies, she still chose TCS, believing that it was the right platform for her to advance in that field.
“After my SPM, I was offered to study at UIA in early childhood, but I chose TCS as, apart from being near my family, it was the best choice of higher learning institution that I believe could guide me to achieving my goals in life.
“I feel really grateful for the opportunity to further my studies here and also for having such supportive parents who never failed to inspire and motivate me in my studies. I am very happy that I finally completed my diploma and also being named as the best student,” said Nur Qhairullah when met by The Borneo Post SEEDS after the ceremony.
Currently pursuing her Bachelor of Business Technology (Hons) in Computer Entrepreneurial Management at TCS, she added that proper time management was key to success and advises fellow students to “never give up although being faced with challenges in life and have strong passion in doing what you want to do with positive thinking.”
Meanwhile, for Philanthropy Award (Best Student for Degree) recipient Sapberi Sahara who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Technology (Hons) in Computer Entrepreneurial Management, the achievement means a lot to him as he hopes it will be able to give him access to a bigger chance of employability after graduation.
“I am the kind of student who cannot really focus in class, but prefer to do lots of revision at home. Although I was quite surprised to receive this award, I am happy because it shows that my efforts are all worthwhile,” said the 24-year-old student from Kampung Kudei Baru here.
Sapberi who is active in sports and has represented TCS for SUKAN Mahasiswa 2014 and 2015 also loves to do community service which include becoming a member of the ‘Paint the World Malaysia’.
He aspires to become an entrepreneur and hopes that it can improve his family’s quality of life and the community.
“After this graduation, I hope that I can find a suitable job and later on start my own business especially the kind of business that can also open up job opportunities for others. I would love to have my own futsal stadium, a restaurant, apart from expanding my mother’s business of selling ‘kuih’,” said the fourth of seven siblings, citing his parents as his inspiration to always do his best in his studies.
His advice to those who are still studying is to “always have the right attitude, no matter towards one another or towards your studies and keep on challenging yourself to achieve your goals and ambitions in life.”
Flora Ismail also received the Sapience Award. Other awards at the ceremony were The Most Popular Lecturer and Best Achievement Lecturer awards that were awarded to Leha Saliman and Azizah Hassan, respectively. Each award recipient received RM500 as a token of appreciation and certificate of achievement.
TCS, which was just awarded 5 stars by MyQuest, is dedicated to delivering quality education to Sabahans and Sarawakians alike. In grooming the students, TCS believes in producing all rounded graduates who do not only excel in their studies, but are also equipped with the soft skills needed to succeed after graduation.
Also present at the ceremony were TCS chairman Nik Aznizan Hussein, chief executive director Azri Nor Abdul Rahman, and senior executive director Joycelynn Kho, MARA deputy director Mohd Noor Yahya, as well as more than 300 parents and friends.