From the CEO's Desk
The year 2020 and the first two quarters of 2021 will be moments seared in all our memories for a very long time indeed. It has been definitely a devastating 15 months for all of us including private higher learning institutions and even training providers.
The pandemic has fundamentally challenged most of us especially with long established certainties about what we think is safe and what we believe is healthy in all areas of our lives. However this unprecedented pandemic has brought so many changes and challenges to our working lives that were all but impossible to foresee at the start of the year. Johns Hopkins University’s report on the coronavirus pandemic globally with total cases surpassing 158,407,543 and almost 3.3 million people have died in this pandemic thus far and tens of trillions of dollars in economic damages globally. Its heart painful to witness millions of people are out of work and struggling to pay their bills, and more than a billion children are missing out on crucial time in school and sadly some devoid of their daily nutritional intakes. In short, globally people are getting ill and dying, schools are closed, the healthcare system is overloaded and over stretched, employees loosing jobs, companies facing bankruptcy, government have to spend billions on bailouts and medical aid, all these have somewhat triggered our fears and uncertainties.
Thankfully, the virus has its own weakness too and it can be defeated. It only requires our collective action, discipline and forbearance. COVID-19 cannot survive social and physical distancing. It only thrives when you confront it. It loves to be confronted and continously needs a host to surive and mutate. It capitulates in the face of collective social and physical distancing. It bows before good personal hygiene. It is helpless when you take your destiny in your own hands by keeping them sanitised as often as possible. Let's flatten the COVID-19 curve. Let us all fight it together and in no time we shall regain our freedom, enterprise and socialising soon. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones too.
Life is all about lifelong learning and wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. I always admire people who make attempts to develop their ability to continously seek for new or improved form of knowledge so that they will be able to apply to their daily work and lives to enhance their performance and productivity at work place or even make them feel much better. These are the people who are genuienly the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
During this trying times, the world has undergone an unprecedented and accelerated shift to digital commerce, online education and immence online socialising. This pandemic has definitely changed so many aspects of our lives in unprecedented and devastating ways. It has accelerated the future of our work dramatically, shifting physical workplaces online and creating significant new skills requirements. In today’s rapidly changing economic landscape, more than ever, the workforce and young executives will need the knowledge and insights to help them adapt to change and continously solve complex problems. To stay ahead the industry demands innovation and transformation.
At International Malaysia Education Centre (IMEC) we offer you a variety of cutting edge programmes with interactive modules, an experiential learning environment, and means to excel. Our transformative training programmes in leadership, strategy, logistics, finance and enterpreneurship are delivered in the industry’s most innovative learning environment.
At IMEC, we provide our learners with the tools that they need to accelerate their career path and boost their organisations. We are also able to customise our programmes to the specific needs of your organisation and educate future leaders across a spectrum of best management practices. Our flexible programme delivery by face-to-face and online sessions taught by leading industry experts and university faculty members.
The rest part of 2021 is definitely going to be a months of much anticipated with great hope that will bring us all back to our normal livelihood. It’s not not going to be easy. While the vaccine are being rolled out, we will still continue using our masks, maintain social distancing and seek other interventions that will slow the spread of the virus to keep us all alive.
Professor Dr Selvaraj Oyyan Pillay
UNIMAS Learning Centre Kuala Lumpur
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