Take your career to the next level – Total Quality Management

The Professional Diploma in Total Quality Management started on 29 April, Saturday at DISTED College. The course that can add value to your quest for Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Education was brought to you by LiFE Academy.

If you would like to develop new management skills and earn a recognised professional qualification accredited by the Institute of Management Specialists, a UK based International Professional Awarding Body that offers British Qualifications, come register for this course.

The entire course covers 5 Modules that can be taken on its own with a total of 16 days of lecture plus 4 to 6 weeks of assignment writing each module.

Participants will enjoy this course as it is practical, work-based and no written exams. Upon successful completion the candidate may also proceed to the higher Post Graduate Diploma.

2017 DISTED SMART’s Staff Gathering

The First SMART get-together for the new Team was held on Thursday, 27 April. The year the committees had a little twist to the normal format.

Instead, the normal gathering, a birthday celebration to all birthday babies from January – April, 2017.

A speech was presented by newly appointed chairman Mr Loga Vijaindran and then followed by birthday cake cutting.

All staff present enjoyed and had fun.

 

  

Cambridge A-Level Top Achiever – Lim Jia En

CONGRATULATIONS to Lim Jia En for his recent achievement in the November 2016 Cambridge A-level examinations by obtaining the highest mark in Malaysia for the AS Level General Paper. Kudos to the School of Pre-University for a remarkable achievement.

Mr Lim was presented the award on 25th April 2017 at the Armada Hotel, PJ, Selangor together with Dr Loo Ai Yin, Head of School for Pre-University at DISTED College.

 

Our heartfelt Thank You to the team behind DISTED Culinary Challenge

Our heartfelt thank you to DISTED School of Hospitality Management students, Ms Susie Khoo, Head of Hospitality Management, Ms Nurul Nadia, Programme Coordinator, Ms Asilah, Lecturer, Mr Chan Wye Kok, Lecture, Chef Victor, Kenneth Peh, Sr. Programme Advisor and everyone who contributed to this year’s DISTED Culinary Challenge success.

Dell Business Challenge Cup

On 13 April five (5) student from School of Business and Administration representing Bachelor of Accounting and Finance lead by Mr Yeap took on the challenge. The challenge provided the opportunity to interact with other participants from different social background and academic background.

Students also have the opportunity to meet up with Dell’s CEO and had a sharing session with him.

It was a great experience for student to gain accounting knowledge, teamwork, problem solving matters.

 

New Director of Academic Affairs

Dear Team DISTED

New Director of Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Jerry Koay to DISTED College.

Dr Koay join us as Director of Academic Affairs.  He has a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from UUM, with his thesis on the area of Corporate Governance.  He has a Master of Engineering degree from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, with major in Industrial Engineering & Management, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Louisiana, USA.

Dr Koay brings along with him more than 25 years of industry and academia working experience, ranging from industry appointments in Sony Mechatronics, Trans Capital, COB Technology, Sanmina-SCI, Jabil and finally at Robert Bosch as Manufacturing Operations Manager.  Over the past 6 years, Dr Koay was the Head of School, the American Degree program at an institution of higher learning in Penang.  Prior to that, he was a Management Consultant, and lecturer at Wawasan Open University.

Dr Koay’s role as Director of Academic Affairs is very similar to that played previously by his predecessor.  Of course, with your full support and cooperation, I would expect him to help DISTED move forward in improving and enhancing our  academic programme offerings, quality in teaching and delivery and achieving our overall vision.

Please join me in welcoming Dr Koay to DISTED.

May I take this opportunity to put on record our sincere appreciation to Dr. Gwee Sai Ling for her  support as Acting Director of Academic Affairs over the past three months.  Her work diligence and continuing support during this tenure has been most positive.  Dr Gwee will continue as Acting Director of Academic Affairs till end of April.  Thereafter, she will continue with the sole role as Head, School of Business & Administration.

Dr Jerry Koay will officially take over the role of the Director of Academic Affairs from May 1, 2017.   In the interim, a proper handover and familiarisation exercise will be conducted between Dr Gwee and Dr Koay, as well as with all Head of Schools/Departments.

Thank you and with best regards,

Seah Soo Aun