iCATS celebrates Entrepreneurship Day
By Jude Toyat
The International College of Advanced Technology (iCATS) envisions itself to be a higher learning institution that produces not only successful graduates but also business-minded individuals and future successful entrepreneurs.
Its chief executive officer Mohamad Isham Fauzi said its mission was to provide a fun learning environment with world-class educational programmes that will be able to nurture the skills and abilities of their students in entrepreneurship.
“It is important for our students to learn ways to become successful entrepreneurs, someone who will be able to grow, maintain and generate businesses with steady income in future.
“This is in line with our mission to become one of the leading higher learning institutions that produces many successful entrepreneurs in Sarawak,” he said in his officiating speech of the Entrepreneurship Day 2016 held at iCATS West Campus on March 22.
He pointed out that students should also learn to never give up on their hopes and dreams in whatever they do, including in conducting businesses and entrepreneurship.
“Although people may say bad things about your business or product, you must always stay with it and find ways to convince people that your product is better than others. Knowing the strength of your product is essential in the field of entrepreneurship.
“Apart from that, we must also know how much money we are generating through our businesses, or better known as cash flow. When we have good cash flow, we will be able to put on investments. You need to have good cash flow and start with a small company or business then grow from there,” said Mohammad Isham, adding that it was also crucial for students to have targets and a business plan to achieve their vision.
Through this programme, Mohammad Isham hopes that the students will learn a thing or two about entrepreneurship.
“However, getting involved in entrepreneurship is not an easy process. You must have the guts to do it with additional qualities including the ability to communicate with other people,” he said.
On another development, Mohammad Isham revealed that iCATS was planning to open a new branch in Kuala Lumpur by 2019 to expose the skills and abilities of the younger generation in Sarawak to other parts of the country.
“We will also be opening a new gym here for our health enthusiasts, as well as organising several events and competitions that will enhance the students’ skills beyond education including the Dota 2 competition.
iCATS will also be opening registration for its new degree programme, the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in e-Commerce starting today (March 22) that caters especially to students who are going to complete their diploma studies at iCATS.
Activities organised during the programme included motivational talks, entrepreneurship exhibition, baking workshop, make up workshop, music workshop, sales of food and beverages, Zumba, and ‘iCATS Idol’ singing competition.