“INTI’s Industry Partners Appreciation Dinner is a means through which we thank our partners and highlight those employers that are making a difference in a way Malaysia’s future talents are trained. We proudly showcase the outstanding work our students have accomplished with our partners over the year, and engage in conversations on what more we can do to address graduate employability,” shared Tan Lin Nah, Chief Operating Officer of INTI.
The 4th INTI’s Annual Industry Partners Appreciation Dinner
In addition to industry leaders, VIP representatives for the evening also included; Y.Bhg. Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir, Director General of Higher Education; Professor Dr Arham Abdullah, Director, Industry Relations Division, Department of Higher Education; En. Anwar Yamani Kamarulzaman, Assistant Director, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA); and Puan Zainah Rujhan, Director, Industry Relations, Department of Polytechnic Education (JPP).
Kicking off the event, Lin Nah along with Y.Bhg. Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir and Sanjay Sidhu, Executive Director, Advisory, BDO unveiled INTI’s latest graduate employment figures which included:
- 99% of INTI graduates being employed within 6 months of graduation.
- 91% of INTI graduates being paid higher than the market minimum average.
- 60% of INTI graduates getting job offers before they graduate.
Being validated by BDO means that INTI is one of the few institutions of higher learning in Malaysia who can vouch for its graduate outcomes. These figures genuinely reflect the success of INI’s students in securing jobs and building their careers soon after they graduate.
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In recognising these partners, the event included two award ceremonies. The first recognised employers and faculty who were a part of INTI’s Faculty Industry Attachment programme, an internship course developed for academics to gain exposure to industry trends and expectations. The second was highly anticipated Industry Partners Awards.
Spanning 5 categories including the coveted Employer of the Year Award, the top winners of each category included;
- Vinda Group Southeast Asia, who won the INTI Edge Award for the most number of employer projects completed with students.
- IBM Malaysia, who won the INTI Star Partner Award for the highest participation in on-campus career activities.
- Hilton Malaysia, who won the INTI Rising Star Partner Award for the most grown partnership since 2015.
- Google Malaysia, who received the INTI Students’ Choice Award for the third year in a row based on INTI’s Student Insights and Career Preferences Survey.
- Intel Malaysia, who won the title of INTI’s Employer of the Year, having hired 28 graduates in 2017 alone.
A special Environment Sustainability award was also presented to WWF Malaysia for their extensive work in carrying out 28 projects across INTI campuses with close to 1500 students. These projects were especially significant in raising awareness on the current environmental concerns and how young people could play a part in protecting Malaysia’s unique biodiversity.
INTI Empower Career Ready And Socially Focus Graduates
The event also include a showcase of more than 40 projects completed over the course of the year.
Representing INTI’s six campuses nationwide, 150 students proudly demonstrated their expertise in drone technologies, physiotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments, culinary arts, fashion and creative design development, The IoT, broadcasting, and many other specialisations.
Additionally, students from INTI’s Design Thinking module also showcased ideas they had developed aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. This, along with photo showcase of social projects carried out by students over the last year emphasised INTI’s commitment to holistic learning and in producing both career ready and socially focused graduates.
Lin Nah concludes, “Youth unemployment continues to be one of the biggest factors impacting the nation’s development, with Bank Negara this year reporting that graduate unemployment had reached 11.7% – three times higher than the national unemployment rate. Our growing graduate outcomes and this event are a promise that we will continue to reinvent education and empower the next generation of Malaysia’s leaders.”