University celebrates pioneering international business graduates.

Just weeks after ceremonies were held in Carlisle, students of the University of Cumbria have taken graduated thousands of miles away. FAME International College is located in Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia. Since 2014 the International College has been an Associate Partner of the university delivering two honours degrees since 2016. The partnership sees 100 students to have completed their studies at FAME studying the University’s BA (Hons) International Business Management or BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance each year. The first cohort of 49 students to graduate received their awards from university Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell (Dec 8) at a ceremony held at the college. Four graduands were conferred first class honours, 22 received second class honours upper division, while 21 obtained second class honours lower division. Professor Mennell said: “This is an illustration of the reach and reputation of the University of Cumbria. Not only are we able to Read more…

FIC embarks on achieving university college status — CEO

KUCHING: Fame International College (FIC) is embarking on a transformation plan to achieve university college status and embrace 21st century learning approaches in the next five years. Fame International College chief executive officer (CEO) David Chew said this during the college’s 20th anniversary dinner at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here on Saturday. “As of now, we have invested about RM700,000 into various technology solutions to achieve higher efficiency and effectiveness of work for the benefit of students and parents,” he said. He shared that the college classrooms teaching and learning have been equipped with an e-Learning platform which enables students to obtain their lecture notes, attend assessments and interact with peer or lecturers online. A new network will also be implemented starting Jan 2019 to provide full Wifi coverage to the entire campus. Furthermore, the college is collaborating with NetDragon, a world renowned education technology company which acquired Edmodo Read more…

FAME College conducts pre-STPM workshop for 600 students

SIBU: FAME International College (FAME), Kuching organised a Pre-STPM workshop for MUET (Malaysian University English Test) for more than 600 sixth formers from six secondary schools here. The half-day event, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of the college, was held at Kingwood hotel yesterday. The participants were guided on how to answer questions which involved listening, speaking, writing and reading components. Teo Ai Kiat, an experienced MUET teacher conducted the workshop which was attended by students from SMK Methodist, SMK Sacred Heart, SMK Chung Hua, SMK Nangka, SMK Sg Merah, SMK Tung Hua, SMK Bandar Sibu, SMK Rosli Dhoby and SMK Lanang. Teo who started teaching MUET in 2000 has trained several students who won the top national level prizes in the November 2016 and 2017 sessions. The workshop, the second one organised in Sibu by FAME, received overwhelming response from the STPM students and teachers. In her welcoming Read more…

Malaysian business and finance courses achieve full accreditation

A partnership between the University of Cumbria and FAME International College in Malaysia is continuing to develop. Both the BA (Hons) International Business Management and BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance programmes have now successfully gained full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Gaining full accreditation is an important step for higher education programmes in Malaysia, enhancing career opportunities and making the programmes more attractive to students. Pictured: FAME’s CEO, David Chew, presents accreditation certificates to David McGregor, Collaborative Provision Manager. Source: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/malaysian-business-and-finance-courses-achieve-full-accreditation-.php  

FAME International College to introduce niche programmes

KUCHING: FAME International College will introduce niche programmes that are related to digital business and digital marketing soon, in line with the state government’s vision of transforming Sarawak into becoming a digital economy. FAME International College chief executive officer David Chew disclosed that his side had set up a collaboration with Alibaba Group in May this year to dive into e-commerce training. “There will be a lot more programmes related to the digital economy, which are currently in the pipeline,” he spoke at the college’s 15th graduation ceremony held in a hotel here yesterday. According to Chew, the college is constantly transforming itself to be relevant while striving to provide their graduates with bright prospects in the competitive digital world. “There is a big gap in Sarawak, especially when it comes to having talents in digital economy – which is where FAME International College can fill. “There will be a Read more…

FAME conducts pre-SPM workshop

KUCHING: Over 500 fifth formers from 10 secondary schools in and around Kuching have benefitted from the pre-SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) workshop held at Sarawak Islamic Centre here yesterday. It was organised by FAME International College. In its eighth year, this year’s workshop was conducted by Commerce teacher Hanim Haseni from SMK St Teresa who has received recognition as an Excellent Teacher. The main objective of this workshop is to help students prepare for the coming public examination by equipping them with knowledge and techniques to tackle the Commerce exam papers. The participating schools were SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Green Road, SMK Pending, SMK Jalan Arang, SMK Kuching High, SMK Padungan, SMK Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Gapor, SMK Batu Kawa, SMK St Joseph and SMK St Thomas. FAME marketing director Rachel Choo said the  programme was part of the college’s long term commitment to promote business studies and its prospects Read more…

Gain experience to improve employability, FAME chief exec tells students

KUCHING: Knowledge and skill is fundamental, but adding on relevant experiences in one’s resume would make one more competitive when seeking employment, said FAME International College (FAME) chief executive officer David Chew. Addressing Form 6 students at the opening ceremony of the college’s Pre-STPM Workshop for Malaysian University English Test (MUET) here yesterday, he encouraged them to take chances and explore opportunities with a positive mind. “Forget negativity. Have a positive mind to allow yourself to live life with passion and be who you are and do what you want,” said Chew. The workshop was held to polish the language skills and improve knowledge of STPM candidates. The students were guided by ‘Guru Cemerlang’ Jennifer Kong to prepare them for their MUET examination. About 400 students from SMK Muara Tuang, SMK Green Road, SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Pending, SMK St Thomas and SMK Batu Kawah attended the talk at Hilton Read more…

Chua and Tan crowned FAME prom king and queen

KUCHING: Chua Fei and Sabrina Tan were crowned FAME International College’s (FAME) prom king and queen respectively on Sunday during the college’s Prom Night held at a hotel here. Both students received their awards and prizes from FAME chief executive officer (CEO) David Chew as they expressed their gratitude for being selected. Chua said he had nothing else to say apart from being happy while Tan said she was just grateful for being selected. Before presenting the prizes to the winners, Chew commented that no matter who gets selected as prom king or queen, everyone present is the best and they should believe that they are at all times. “We should always have confidence in ourselves. Everyone is special in their own way and we should always believe that we are too,” he added. There was also a contest to select the best model dressed in their Sunday best on Read more…

Initiative to benefit local SMEs in line with state’s digital economy push

KUCHING: Alibaba.com, iCube Innovation Sdn Bhd and FAME International College are building an ecosystem that will benefit small and medium industries (SMEs) in Sarawak. A statement from iCube Innovation said local SMEs will benefit through talent development and global market access. “This initiative is in line with the state government’s goal to transform Sarawak into a digitalised economy,” it said. iCube Innovation- a co-working space and innovation hub located at Icom Square- had on Friday collaborated with FAME to co-host a dialogue session between Alibaba.com and local SMEs. It explained that the purpose of the dialogue session was to provide the SMEs with cross-understanding and learning about the digital economy through Alibaba’s platform. The session was led by Alibaba.com-GSD Country Manager for Malaysia Eason Liu, with FAME chief executive officer David Chew acting as the facilitator. “This is a start of building the road of e-commerce for local businesses,” the Read more…

FAME, Alibaba.com sign MoU on training

KUCHING: FAME International College (FAME) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alibaba.com, the B2B arm of Alibaba Group, to jointly offer e-commerce training designed to equip SMEs and individuals with skill sets required by today’s digital economy. FAME was represented by its chief executive officer David Chew while Alibaba.com was represented by Zhang Jun. A political secretary to the chief minister Tan Kai who represented Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, Julau MP and Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) president Datuk Joseph Salang and chairman of FAME International College, Dato Sri Khairil Awang witnessed the event. The signing of the MoU was in line with the state government’s vision to empower the local economy with online business, as well as Alibaba.com’s commitment to supporting Malaysia’s development of digital economy through talent incubation in line with the vision of the Electric World Read more…