The experts for the session were Hussain Suaz and Asiyath Mohamed from the Bank of Maldives.
The aim of the module is to provide the students with an opportunity to understand and practice some of the skills that are necessary for effectively managing people in the workplace for future line managers and HR professionals. In particular, the module focuses on interviewing, reviewing performance, conducting negotiations and delivery of training. The skills workshops are also designed to help them to learn and develop the skills, which will assist them in the applications for placements and graduate jobs and in managing and developing their own career. The module is organised thematically with each week’s teaching contributing to the understanding of a fundamental management skill. The combination of preparation sessions containing the relevant theory and practical sessions involving role-plays, will ensure that our students get the opportunity to apply and practice the relevant skills and are made aware of the linkages from theory to ‘real-life’ application. The workshop sessions give them an opportunity to present their learned skills along with a great scope to enhance via received feedback.
And tonight's session was about bringing the HR practitioners to reflect their experiences in their field of operation and provide insights of such as well as to interact with the students in a discussion with relation to the module.
The first staff meeting of 2019 was held on 06th March 2019 in the college hall.
The meeting was attended by all VC staff and some guests. One of the most standout items was the speech by the Principal of Ghiyasuddin International School, Mr. Thoha Saleem on the topic “Character: The ultimate secret to success”. It was an engaging and inspirational speech which was enjoyed by the staff.
The meeting also saw the introduction of new staff. The tradition of the introduction of all the new staff continued as 20 new staff members introduced themselves.
Villa College achieved the global pass rate in the December 2018 ACCA examinations. Hence, a letter of appreciation was awarded to 2 ACCA lecturers, Mohamed Haleem and Ahmed Salim, for their contributions in this great achievement.
The announcement of the winners of the International Mother Tongue Day 2019 competition held between 21st February to 28th February 2019 was also made in the staff meeting. Winners from 4 categories were announced, and were awarded prizes accordingly.
The most applauded item in the agenda was the distribution of certificates to the Villa College men’s and women’s futsal teams. Notably, the women’s team dispatched VSTC by a large goal difference in the final of the tournament to win the ultimate prize, which was displayed in the hall throughout the meeting. Congratulations, VC Women’s futsal team!
Moreover, the staff newsletter (issue number 05) was released by the Vice Rector, Dr. Ali Najeeb. The newsletter has now been rebranded as Villa College Bits and Bytes. In addition, the Villa College mascot was introduced for the first time, and feedback on what changes needed to be made to the proposed version was given. This was followed by the presentation of the new programmes of the college and the sharing of new policies.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the speech by the Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar. He stressed the importance of team work and doing one’s best in everything. His speech was aimed exclusively at the upcoming convocation: the Rector emphasized the importance of giving everything everyone has to offer in order to make it a successful event.
Every staff meeting is an important step towards cohesive interaction among the staff. It can shape the corporate ethos and lead to ultimate success.
Villa College women’s team won the SAS Invitational Futsal Tournament 2019.
The tournament was held from 1st March to 5th March 2019. Villa College participated in the men’s and women’s category, winning the latter in a scintillating final match.
The VC Men’s team faced off in a tough group and unfortunately lost both the group matches despite some brilliant performances from the players.
The women’s team had other ideas. Winning the first match 3-2 against V-Media cemented their place in the final. Next up was their final group match against fellow finalists Villa Shipping and Trading Company. The match ended in a 1-1 draw poising the final match nicely as both teams had equal chances of winning it. The VC Women’s team however, had too much in the locker for the opposition as they crushed VSTC in the final, winning 5-0 in a memorable night for Villa College.
SAS Invitational Futsal Tournament 2019 was held between the staff of different companies and institutions of the Villa group.
Villa College is participating in the 4th Maldives International Education & Career Expo. The expo is set to be held from 28th February to 2nd March 2019. MIECE 2019 includes 20 colleges, universities and educational institutions providing an opportunity to meet and discuss various career opportunities.
At this fair, the visitors will get the opportunity to meet with our lecturers, staff and students. Information will be given about our programs ranging from Certificate level to Undergraduate and Postgraduate level programs. It will also include the programs from the University of the West of England (UWE) which is a prestigious university from the UK.
Visit us in MIECE 2019 to learn more information about our programs and to explore exciting career opportunities and transform your life through our college.
An MoU has been signed between Villa College and Universal Foundation. The signing ceremony was held on 4 February at Villa College. While the Rector, Dr Ahmed Anwar, signed on behalf of Villa College, the president of Universal Foundation, Mr Iyaz Waheed, signed for the foundation.
The purpose of the MOU is the development of human resources in the hospitality industry. This MOU is a continuation of the Discover Hospitality scheme that has been ongoing from 2017, at Certificate 3 level. More than 40 students have graduated with this certificate, and fully funded through this scheme.
Discover Hospitality is a scheme that is open to all eligible students, under the full sponsorship of Universal Foundation. Training is carried out in food and beverage service, housekeeping and front office work, among other services. Students will complete the theory modules of the certificate at the Villa College Qasim Ibrahim campus in Male’, after which the practical training will be done at various Universal resorts. Participants will get a monthly allowance of MVR 3,000 for the duration of the course.
Anyone who has completed their basic education may apply for this programme; selection will be based on an interview.
The deadline to apply for this programme, which will commence in June, is 30 March 2019. Villa College is happy to note that all the graduates from this programme are currently employed in the hospitality industry.