Bridging Education and Industry

SEGi College Penang has announced a new partnership with Eastin Hotel Penang, aimed at enriching the educational and professional landscape for its students.

This collaboration promises a multitude of opportunities that will not only benefit the students but also enhance the reputation of both institutions in the education and hospitality sectors. One of the key aspects of this partnership is Eastin Hotel Penang’s commitment to actively participate in the academic curriculum of SEGi’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The hotel will play a significant role in setting topics and assignment questions for the Front Office Management course, ensuring that the content remains relevant and aligned with industry standards. This hands-on approach will provide students with invaluable insights and practical knowledge directly from experienced professionals.

In addition to academic involvement, Eastin Hotel Penang will also offer digital badges and certificates to students upon completion of the Front Office Management course. This initiative aims to motivate students and provide them with tangible recognition of their achievements, which can be a significant boost to their resumes.

Moreover, the hotel will co-organise and sponsor various events, competitions, and workshops in collaboration with SEGi, further enhancing the practical learning experiences for students.

The collaboration extends beyond the classroom, as Eastin Hotel Penang will also provide internships, work-based learning (WBL), and job placements for SEGi students. This practical exposure is crucial for students to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world settings, making them more competitive in the job market.

According to a report by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, graduates with internship experience have a 15% higher employability rate compared to those without (MoHE, 2020).

Furthermore, the Graduate Apprentice Programme (GAP) at Eastin Hotel Penang will offer on-the-job training opportunities, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in a professional environment.

The hotel will also facilitate continuing professional development for SEGi academicians, ensuring that the educators themselves remain at the forefront of industry trends and practices.

This collaboration is a testament to SEGi’s commitment to providing its students with a holistic education that bridges the gap between academia and industry.

By partnering with Eastin Hotel Penang, SEGi is ensuring that its students are well-equipped with the necessary skills and experience to excel in their careers. This initiative not only sets a new benchmark for educational excellence but also strengthens SEGi’s position as a leading institution in Malaysia.

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