Despark College celebrated its annual convocation last weekend with hundreds of graduates received their scrolls. Students decked in graduation robes and mortarboards, and smartphones lifted high above heads to get that perfect group shot. That would perfectly describe Despark College convocation ceremony that was recently held in Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya.
The graduation ceremony will always be considered as one of the most important highlights of a students’ experience in college or university, and the recent ceremony was not any different. Gleaming parents, clearly feeling very proud of their children’s achievements and friends greeting each other added to the buzz of excitement in the hall. These students successfully completed their studies in aircraft and automotive engineering fields of study at a certificate, diploma and higher national diploma level.
On top of that, 7 best students and first batch of Aircraft Maintenance Technology graduates celebrated their success at the event. The ceremony saw the attendance of a special guest, Mr. Richard Teng, the Regional Director from Wrexham Glyndwr University who addressed the students with his keynote speech and shared some interesting insights on his relationship with Despark College.
“I would like to read out a message from our Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr Aulay Mackenzie to all the students today. He very much wanted to be here for this ceremony but he was unable to make the trip over due to his heavy work commitments back in the UK and would like to convey his apologies.” His message is:
“Wrexham Glyndwr University is delighted to be in partnership with Despark College and to be working closely to deliver a successful collaboration in the soon to be launch Beng (Hons) Automotive Engineering. On behalf of the University, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to all the graduates here today on the successful achievement of their awards. Your motivation and dedication that has taken you to these achievements will be a springboard: in your future studies with us on the degree programme, in your future careers and in the rich lives I hope you will lead. I wish you every success in all of these!”
“As you are probably aware, Wrexham Glyndwr University will be working with Despark College in the delivery of the BEng( Hons) Automotive Engineering. The management and staff at Despark College, and colleagues at Wrexham Glyndwr University had worked incredibly hard over the past 18 months to ensure that we have established our degree programme to be delivered at Despark College, and that all aspects of the quality assurance are fulfilled. I’m delighted to inform everyone today that the process has been completed from both ends and we are now waiting for the final approval from Malaysian Qualifications Agency, or MQA for short. We anticipate that we should be able to commence delivery in 2019 and bring our world class UK Degree to Despark College,” he added.
With 4 campuses across Malaysia, Despark has 13 years produced quality graduates who possess not only a home-grown or international academic qualification, but also effective communication, analytical and leadership skills that will enable them to take on career challenges. The Despark experience gives them an edge when they go on to pursue successful careers and contribute significantly to the economy and society.