It is often that we see university or college graduates land in jobs that do not match their interest and qualification. 

Job mismatch is prevalent among our youth and community today. Some take up courses because they thought what they learn will get them a job while some were out of their parents’ interests.

Graduates may have the academic qualifications but are they industry ready? 

Being industry ready, one needs to be exposed to the working world in order for them to understand the real deal.

For HADtech College, an upcoming private institution in the sultanate, it is a pre-requisite for every student enrolled with the institution to have a job while studying there.

It provides higher learning that focuses on graduate employability through entrepreneurial learning so that aspiring individuals will creatively and positively impact society.

Time spent at this college will nurture individual learner to develop a growth mindset and grit – a mission that the college strives to accomplish.

Speaking to The Bruneian, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HADtech College Salwana Hj Awang said that the establishment aspires to compliment existing educational institutions in the country.

Employability is the core for the education experience to its prospective learners.

“We would like to synergise with other education providers and more importantly with the job market as to the best way of preparing work force not just for the current job but also future jobs,” she said.

She added: “A key requirement to study in this college is for our learners to hold a full-time job as the emphasis will be on action-learning and we want the learning to be authentic. The learning time will be flexible and self-directed with our educators being facilitators. Technology will play a key role in the educational delivery.”

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HADtech College Salwana Hj Awang speaking to The Bruneian. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The Telanai-based institution is optimistic that their graduates will bear five core attributes when they complete their three-year study.

The attributes are; Entrepreneurial mindset, Collaborative (Co-creators), Disruptive, Socially Responsible and Lifelong Learners. 

The college which is slated to open by end of August, offers various level of programmes starting from NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies, Foundation in Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Bachelor’s Degree in IT.

“We want to play a role in contributing to the national development from the aspect of producing high quality employable graduates who will take our country to the next level,” said the deputy ceo.

The college is located at Unit 12-15, 1st & 2nd Floor, Jalan Telanai, Telanai Avenue (just next to The Box) and contact them at 2650566 / 2233586 for more inquiries. 

This article was first published on July 15, 2019 in our HM’s Birthday Edition 2019

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
The Bruneian

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