Dr Juliana Alut Lim Officially Appointed As Ambassador For The National Innovation And Creative Economy Expo 2017 (NICE 2017) Today!

 It is our decree to stands testament on the national transformation TN50 agenda in ensuring that our nation continues to remain relevant in the face of changes at the national and global levels. The meeting was led by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) and Dr Juliana was among the 6 ambassadors being appointed today.

NICE 2017 is a premier event organised by MOSTI for researchers and educators to demonstrate, present research results and discuss works in progress related to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to the public. Slated to be the main INNOVATION EXPO, NICE 2017 will be held on October 12-16, 2017 at Technology Park Malaysia, National Science Centre & National Planetarium.

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IPEC will validate programmes based on the Q-base and the IE-base criteria. Establishments with recognised qualifications or professional training programmes will fall under the Q-base or Qualification Based assessment. The IE-base or Industry Experience Based assessment will be the category for those that fulfil the required years of industry experience, complemented by good performance records.

The TEP is important as it acknowledges training establishments as independent and impartial entities providing programmes for individuals seeking to obtain IPEC’s certification of person which is recognised internationally by many industries. This gives trainees invaluable skills and knowledge that is in-line with global expectations, hence encouraging greater talent mobility in various industries.

Our latest TEP on board is, Mesosis+ Advanced Aesthetic & Academyofficially opened last Saturday at Publika, Kuala Lumpur. Authorised TEP certificate was presented to the Mesosis+’s Managing Director, Dr. Liew Hui Shi, a IPEC Certified Professional Aesthetician.

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STANDARDS MALAYSIA BRIDGING SMITA, YOUTHSTODAY AND IPEC BUREAU – CHARTING NEW DIRECTION TOWARDS 2050 AGENDA

 

Cyberjaya, 8 August – The Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia) is driving it unconventional way formulating the fundamental quality awareness  for SME businesses and to engage the younger generation leading the way forward for the National Transformation 2050 (TN50). Standards Malaysia stands testament on the government’s resolve in ensuring that our nation continues to remain relevant in the face of changes at the national and global levels where standards and quality form an integral part of the transformation.

Today, YBhg. Datuk Fadilah Baharin, Director General of Standards Malaysia, witnessed two (2) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between IPEC Bureau with SME International Trade Association of Malaysia (SMITA) and IPEC Bureau with YouthsToday.

“These strategic alliances’ response to the SME marketplace revolution and anticipate the shifting global economic landscape that to be inherited by the future generations. With our national agenda to raise the quality of human capital and to enhance SMEs productivity through the competencies of business and services excellence, an unconventional ecosystem is essential for the Gen Z, Y, X, and “Baby Boomers”  to instill TN50 vision and  to face current megatrends challenges specially on the 4th Industry Revolution for Digital Transformation and Robotics. Standards Malaysia envisions these strategic alliances as national mission to embrace in economy transformation” said Datuk Fadilah Baharin.

The first MoU signing between IPEC Bureau and SMITA meant to explore the way forward together fostering the growth of SME excellence and economy revolution capabilities through the implementation of ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons for SME Business and Services Excellence.

IPEC Bureau is a fully accredited ISO/IEC 17024 Certification Bureau by Standards Malaysia that focused on extensive range of human capital certification.

“This strategic co-operative initiative will gear towards charting a new direction for regional SME, not only in increasing the competitive advantage of local products in the global exports market. It can be instrumental to support the delivery of the human resources certification training in support of global talent mobility agenda. ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons will prove to be of great value, especially in creating new employment opportunities, new businesses and quality professionals.” said Dr. Juliana Lim, CEO of IPEC Bureau.

Miss Megane said “SMITA and IPEC signed the MoU to reaffirm our commitment to empower Malaysian SMEs with this instrumental ecosystem to expand their business globally. SMITA has been working closely with Standards Malaysia and various government agencies locally and agencies from different countries to promote the use of standards and certifications. Besides, with the opening of AEC, SMITA will assist Malaysian SMEs to tap on a 650 million single market population. SMITA can foresee with the human capital empowerment and the growth in exports within the ASEAN region; more Malaysian SMEs will start to excel their business services as they enjoy the benefits of free flow of trades, free flow of services and many other benefits.”

Concurrently today, IPEC Bureau signed MoU with YouthsToday to outreach and enrich the development of the youth marking the entry to roar for the new era of future generation; instilling quality awareness among the youth. This partnership will explore various sectors of the industry and create various opportunities, schemes, programs and incentives which will empower youths to strive creative mindset and adapt to current market trend. These will cover skills training, education and scholarship, job fair, young entrepreneurs funding and affordable homes. “With the collaboration with IPEC Bureau, we will be able to help more young people build their dreams. Our vision has always been to become the world’s number one youth experience enrichment provider, and we will continue to strive towards creating a better society through youth empowerment and engagement. I am glad that Dr Juliana, who is also the TN50 Youth Ambassador invited us to embark in this significant national service.” said by Jazz Tan Yee Mei, CEO of YouthsToday.

YouthsToday has more than 40,000 active youth event organisers on board, which are reaching out to millions of young adults and university students across Malaysia. The platform is officially endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education as a preferred extracurricular partner for over 60 universities and 300 student clubs.

These MoU(s) were signed in the presence of  President of Association International Certified Aesthetician (AICA), Prof. Dr. Ng Wee Kiong, IPEC Head of Business Excellence Industry Scheme Committee, Mr. Michael Wong, SMITA’s International Senior Advisor, Mr. Thomas Soo, officers of Standards Malaysia, committee members of SMITA, members of YouthsToday, and university’s leaders and management.

As one of the latest addition in our Training & Examination Provider (TEP), Mesosis + Advanced Aesthetic & Academy officially opened on last Saturday at Publika, Kuala Lumpur. Concurrent with the grand opening of the academy, our CEO, Dr Juliana Alut Lim presented the Authorised TEP certificate to the Mesosis+’s Managing Director, Dr. Liew Hui Shi, a Certified Professional Aesthetician.

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IPEC Bulletz July 2017

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SUPERPOWER TO TEACH: REVOLUTION OF PEOPLE OR TECHNOLOGY?

By Dr Juliana Lim
Photo Credit by Tree Top House School and Teacher Audrey

Technological advancements can uproot many things that are conventional. Then there is teaching, a role that can never be taken on by machines because the bond between a student and teacher is what brings about the best in both. A teacher does not just teach. He / she nurtures and enriches the lives of students, a human touch that cannot be replicated by machines. The picture of a pre-school teacher, that I took at a recent campaign, speaks volumes on what a teacher represents.

I spoke to her about her aspirations for next 20 to 30 years. It pretty much illustrated the unique responsibilities and will involve in the teaching profession. While technology has greatly helped improve society and continues to do so, we can safely say that a job of a teacher can never be substituted by any amount of advancements in technology, as it has to be so customised to meet the learning objective of each student. The five words on her t-shirt – “I TEACH…WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?” – hits the nail on the head.

After all, many superheroes had great teachers and educators to help channel their superpowers and strengths to good use. Some may fear the adverse impact of technology on jobs but I personally believe that it actually creates greater opportunities. Irrespective of how powerful or state-of-the-art a machine or Artificial Intelligence (AI) is, its effectiveness in implementation still needs the genius of the human brain and skills, hence this could help create more jobs. Remember legendary chess world master Gary Kasparov?

Twenty years ago, he was beaten by IBM’s Big Blue computer and it was claimed by some pundits as “a milestone in the progress of artificial intelligence and a depressing day for humankind in general.” But, Kasparov won one match, lost one and drew the other three. It was only the decider that he lost. And in his own words, “Human strategic guidance combined with the tactical acuity of a computer is overwhelming.” The bottom line is, the effectiveness of a machine is down to the information fed to it by the people managing it.

Therein lies the perfect combination. Technology has amazingly advanced methods of the teaching and helps teachers effectively asses and guide students much better than, say, 10 years ago. An example would be the artificial intelligence program that ESG Business School in Paris will be implementing. It uses a facial recognition software called Nestor to identify if students are paying attention in class. It will help teachers improve the effectiveness of their teaching based on feedback when students are paying attention or when they’re not.

I may have stressed on the teaching profession but this is relevant to all other professions too as we have seen for ourselves how much technology and innovation has changed the face of many industries through the years. I can safely say that there will be no respite in technology influencing our lives into the future hence, whatever filed or expertise you’re in, it is essential you embrace technology to remain relevant in your profession which will continue to evolve rapidly. Otherwise, you run the risk of falling behind in your overall development which could easily make you redundant or, dispensable.

Taking all this on board, we cannot stress enough the importance of pre-school human capital education to cultivate the aspirations of children and mould them over the next 30 years, in line with Malaysia’s National Transformation 2050 (TN50) agenda. For this to succeed, we need the power of teaching from teachers ably complemented by technological advancements to ensure a holistic educational system that contributes immensely towards nation building to successfully achieve the TN 50 mission.

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THE LAUNCH OF DIVINE MASTERSHIP CERTIFICATION SCHEME

HONG KONG, 17 July 2017 – A new beginning rise in Spiritual Science, IPEC Bureau together with the International Divine Masters Association (IDMA) officially launched the Divine Mastership Certification Scheme today at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The press conference was led by IDMA President – Mr Chan Kei Tin, IDMA Executive Supervisor – Prof. Dr. Brandon Chan, IPEC Bureau’s Chief Executive Officer – Dr Juliana Lim, and World Divine Ambassador – Grandmaster Ma Lai Wah.

The Divine Mastership Certification Scheme is designed to recognise divine master profession through examining and reviewing their overall social background, specifically in areas such as years of experience in practise and operating healing centres, and recommendations from relevant bodies.

“The certification scheme provide an assurance of safety to the community, by endorsing industry best practices and quality treatments adopted by credible and capable divine masters. The certification scheme undertakes a globally accepted process of assessment, responsible oversight and periodic re-assessments of the competence of certified persons accordance to ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons” said Dr Juliana Lim.

Divine Masters now be guided by a code of professional ethics which is aimed at elevating the level of professionalism, skills and knowledge, towards achieving globally recognised standards, while community will gain a sense of assurance through community protection and quality control. “There are those who claim to have these expertise only for the community to find out the hard way that their practises and methods were questionable. We tend to come across unpleasant stories of visits to Divine Masters going wrong and in some cases, terribly misleading. In extreme cases, there were reports that some committed sexual harassment and scams.” said Prof. Dr. GM Brandon Chan.

Grandmaster Ma Lai Wah among the first batch of Divine Master certified since April 2017. “Nowadays divine modalities, some masters proclaim as the real master for the sake of profit. I am glad that with IPEC Divine Mastership Certification, this will rule out unqualified people who may endanger or mislead public due to lack of regulation” said Grandmaster Ma Lai Wah.

The communitydriven Divine Masters have raised their voices for some means of curbing these problems. While there may not be an absolutely foolproof way of doing so, essential steps are being taken to address social issues. The scheme will help give proper recognition to genuine Divine Masters and an identification benchmark for the communities in Hong Kong and China to choose the appropriately certified option. With interest in Spiritual Science increasingly growing, the move to reposition the social role of Divine Masters in modern society is a timely one.

Divine Mastership Certification Scheme Levelling

LEVEL 5   Certified Elite Divine Grandmaster (highest level)

LEVEL 4   Certified Advance Divine Master

LEVEL 3   Certified Professional Divine Master