INTI Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Launches New Initiative to Support Entrepreneurship and Employability
Since it was founded in 1986, INTI International University & Colleges has spearheaded the development of higher education in Malaysia. Drawing on the spirit of innovation as an integral part of learning, INTI has always been bold in reinventing education to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students and employers. INTI’s priority continues to be empowering students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to help them meet the expectations of the global labor market.
Recognizing the critical need for students to have skills sets that put them above their peers, and as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, INTI launched INTIpreneur 2016, a unique initiative that will challenge and inspire young people to use their critical thinking skills to drive innovation with social impact. Supported by key industry leaders who will act as mentors, students will be able to develop their business acumen, entrepreneurial and soft skills – all of which are in demand by employers today.
To launch the competition, INTI welcomed Mr. Sajith Sivanandan, managing director of Google for Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and New Emerging Markets; Mr. Nazrin Hassan, chief executive officer of Cradle Fund; Puan Elia Talib, managing director of GRADUAN; and Mr. Melvin Lim, INTI alumni and co-founder of Cubinet Interactive, to be part of a panel discussion on ‘Rethinking Employability’ which was moderated by Mr. Rohit Sharma, CEO of INTI. Together they addressed the realities of the workplace in 2016, and how institutions of higher learning and employers need to play a key role in empowering students with the skills to survive and thrive in the job market.
“We believe INTIpreneur 2016 will be a great opportunity for our students to gain key insights into the workplace, especially with the line-up of employers who will take on the role of mentors in this challenge. By exposing students to these employers, we are helping them to understand and develop those skills that employers are looking for such as creativity, innovation and problem solving which are vital to their future careers,”shared Rohit Sharma, CEO of INTI.
The year is set out to be a festive one as INTI looks to celebrate this historical milestone with the more than 55,000 that have graduated from the university since class of 1987. Among other initiatives planned as part of the yearlong celebration are #CelebINTI, a monthly leadership series featuring successful INTI alumni; TedxINTI and INTI Homecoming to name a few.