From the President's Office

From the President’s Office

Welcome to HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT). Since our relocation to Fraser Business Park from Klang in 2011, HELP CAT has achieved several milestones in its road map to academic excellence, research studies, human resource development and socio-cultural extension activities.

As a member of the HELP Group of educational institutions, we offer programmes in areas as diverse as the humanities, economics, communication, finance and accounting, culinary arts, science, information technology and engineering. This broad range of programmes has been delivered in a stimulating learning and teaching environment, supported by inputs from members of the various Industry Advisory Boards and internships at the programme level, together with quality facilities and physical infrastructure. These factors, among others, have contributed to graduates achieving, for example, first-class honours degrees in engineering, outstanding results in the University of London International Programmes, Malaysian and World-Prize winners in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examinations, and magna cum laude awards in the American Degree Programs. More than 85% of our graduates are employed within six months of their graduation. In the last MyQuest exercise in 2015 conducted by the Education Ministry, HELP CAT attained a 5-Star (Excellent) rating.

Apart from effective teaching, the academic staff members of HELP CAT are encouraged to pursue postgraduate studies and engage in research to enhance human resource development. As examples, HELP CAT hosted an international workshop on Big Data jointly with Paris-Sud University and Hokkaido University, both of which are Nobel-prize winning universities, between 9 and 10 October, 2014. Financial support through the European Union’s Connect2see initiative has been provided by the governments of France and Japan. Also, British Council has sponsored studies on Graduate Employment in Malaysia in three phases involving a sample of employers, students and their parents, and institutions of higher learning in the public and private education sectors. Involvement of our academic staff in postgraduate studies and research efforts has enhanced the formation of human capital at HELP CAT.

With the support of foreign embassies in Malaysia, HELP CAT is an active player in the organization of socio-cultural extension activities. This constitutes a part of its mission to engage students and staff in attaining all-round development of one’s capability and capacity for not only academic studies but also extra-curricular activities.

At HELP CAT, education has no geographical or ethnic boundaries. We support a culture of mutual respect where students and staff from different backgrounds meet to share knowledge, skills and experience to enrich life at studies and work.

Thank you for being a part of the HELP CAT family in the programme that you have registered in. We will do our very best to enable you to gain a qualification where effective learning is fun and enjoyable, and facilitates the inculcation of a passion for life-long education.

Dr Choong Yeow Wei