College Activities

Collaboration between KLT and Cytron Technologies

Kolej Laila Taib (KLT) collaborated with Cytron Technologies, a Penang-based tech company, to conduct robotics and coding training for its students and also teachers from nearby schools. This outreach campaign is a joint effort between Cytron and KLT in support of the national #mydigitalmaker movement which aims to transform Malaysian youth from digital users to producers in the digital economy.

On 17th May 2019, twenty-six KLT students attended a 3-hour introductory workshop conducted by trainers from Cytron Technologies. During the workshop, they gained hands-on experience learning to program rero:micro robot using Microsoft Makecode Editor.

rero:micro robot, designed and manufactured by Cytron Technologies, is an affordable educational robot that is especially designed to encourage beginners to learn coding in a fun and easy manner. It comes with a game track and a 10-lesson booklet with step-by-step guide, fun facts and coding challenges.

The following day, KLT hosted 22 schools teachers from around Sibu, Sarikei, Mukah and even Kapit for RAC’19 Competition Briefing and Workshop for Teachers. RAC, which stands for RERO Annual Championship,  is a robotics and coding competition run by Cytron Technologies in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Besides attending this workshop, the teachers are further equipped with modules and resources to train their students. RAC’19 Sarawak state level competition is scheduled to take place on 18th July 2019, followed by national level in September and international level in November.

With this collaboration, KLT hopes to encourage more students to pursue further education in STEM related fields.

QS Department’s site visit

A group of 24 students and one lecturer from QS department visited a construction site along Jalan Ling Kai Cheng on 17/05/2019 (Friday). The main objective was to allow the students to develop a greater understanding of how construction technology theory was out into practice through visiting a real time construction project. The site visit was led by Project Manager, Mr Wong and Mr Teu, the site supervisor. The site was developed and constructed by Fabulous Enterprise Sdn. Bhd and comprised of 28 units of 3-storeys shophouses and one unit of 5-storeys showhouse.

According to Mr. Teu, the ground floor of the 5-storey showhouse is 18 feet height and has minimum column design as compared to normal design. This situation thus, led to application of bigger diameter of the rebar in beams, in order to provide sufficient structural support to the building.

Mr Wong, the project manager also stressed that on-site experience is important in order to derive the logical and acceptable quantities during estimation stage and prevent any loss due to underestimation.

The two-hour site visit was indeed an advantage to the students as it equipped them with real life experience!

 

Volunteering for “Go Bald”

Our students well-spent their weekends in May by volunteering themselves for SCCS Go Bald’s weekend booth at Delta Mall, Sibu. This event was organised by Sarawak Children Cancer Society (SCCS) to create awareness of childhood cancer and to raise funds for them to give continuous support and services to the children and their families.  Proud to mention that, one of our students, Eugene Langgang even shaved off his hair on the big day itself, 19th May, to show his support to the event.

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KLT @ PAMSC (Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia Sarawak Chapter), Waterfront Hotel, Kch.

We are so proud of you! Future-architect in the making!! KLT @ PAMSC (Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia Sarawak Chapter), Waterfront Hotel, Kuching. KLT very own Architecture students (now alumni) project were among those exhibit during the event! They are Vincent Chin 2011-2013, Chan Lek Heng 2013-2015, Leslie Ling 2014-2016, and Audrey Lau 2014-2016. KLT would like to wish all of our students a brighter future ahead!

 

Belawai Trip

By studying in Kolej Laila Taib, we will not only focus on academic but also focus on non-academic wise among our students. Recently, Architecture Student Association (ASA) organised the 2 days 1 night trip to Belawai on 22-23 February 2019. In return, students got to build and obtain soft skills such as leadership skills, self-confidence, and teamwork skills, as they were given opportunity to organize the trip to Belawai. We strongly believe that both academic and non-academic skills are equally important for a successful and brighter future among our students.

 

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Students and Lecturers Go On Study Trip

A group of 19 final-year architecture students who accompanied by four lecturers, went on a five-day expedition to Danang, in Vietnam on Sept 1.

The trip was organised to expose students to different cultures through travel and learn from their experiences in the architectural design concepts from another country.

It won praise from the students. One of the participating students felt that the trip was very educational as it was beneficial and an eye-opener when it comes to the architectural world. He hopes the college will host such programmes annually.

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Students Attend 3D Printing Workshop

Students from various faculties recently attended a workshop on 3D printing technology organized by Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department.The event took place on 27th August 2018 at 2pm.

Ferdinand Wong from Faith 3DP Sdn Bhd, a distributor of Colido 3D printers in Sarawak, introduced the concept of 3D printing, existing technology of FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) & DLP (Digital Light Processing), materials used and relevant software for design and modeling.

He said that 3D printing technology in the world is expected to grow and reach revenue of $12.8 billion in 2018 and exceed $21 billion by 2020.

“3D printing technology has various applications such as concept modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, end-user parts, medical and so on, presenting the possibility of being successful manufacturer,” he pointed out.

The event was successful and beneficial to the students by exposed them to new technologies thus stimulate them into an avid learner.

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QS Badminton Competition

QS Department has organized a badminton competition on 22nd June 2018 at Huai Ang Methodist Church. Three forms of badminton game which include Men’s double, Women’s double and Mixed double were played during the competition. In total there were 21 teams formed by existing QS students, QS alumni and Leo club members participated in this competition.

And here are the winners!

Category

Champion

1st Runner Up

2nd Runner Up

Men’s double Kong Jack Shin

(QS alumni member)

Tiong Hoow Ming

(QS alumni member)

Ting Heng Jie

(QS 3rd year student)

Sii Hong Chong

(QS 3rd year student)

Lau Sau Ching

(QS 1st year student)

Teo Wei Chuin

(QS 1st year student)

Women’s double

Wong Ngiik Bi

(QS 3rd year student)

Soo Hui Jeng

  (QS 3rd year student)

Liew Sok Hua

(QS alumni member)

Yew Ngik Min

  (QS alumni member)

Irene Law

(QS 2nd year student)

Ding Tin Xian

(BM current student, Leo club member)

Mixed Double

Cheah Chin Yee

(QS alumni member)

Wong Ngiik Bi

   (QS 3rd year student)

Matthew Januarius

(QS 3rd year student)

Ding Tian Xin

(BM 3rd year student, Leo Club member)

Lau Sau Chin

(QS 1st year student)

Lim Pei Xing

 (QS 1st year student)

 

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Educational Site Visit

In line with the college’s mission to enhance the quality of its Quantity Surveying programme, educational site visit to Hann’s Residence project at Jalan Wong King Huo, Sibu had been conducted on 15th May 2018. The 1.5 hour site visit was participated by 18 students and 2 lecturers from QS departments.

The main objective of this site visit was to provide an outdoor learning to the students to gain additional knowledge and experience about the highrise building construction.

The project is developed by Musyati Sdn Bhd which involves a total of 416 residential units in two 18-storey blocks, 10 units of three- and six-storey commercial shops and a 48-room boutique hotel.  This residence includes a huge range of amenities for its residents such as rooftop badminton courts, gym facilities, infinity pool and sky lounges.  The site visit was led by Mr. Chan, the Project Manager from Musyati Sdn Bhd, who explained to students the construction sequences of various building elements.   Mr. Chan also showed to the students different stages of substructure and superstructure works of the project that are still in progress.

The students had the experience of seeing themselves the actual construction works from the site visit.  This visit indeed was an eye-opening for the students to the real world of building construction.

 

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KLT 2018 Family Day

A loud cheer from the orange team after winning the KLT Family Day 2018 which left other 11 teams behind was the joy of the KLT 2018 Family Day Champion.

Purposely the annual event, the family day was held in conjunction of the coming of the new 2018 intake. Over 150 students and 40 staffs of KLT participated in the family day as it started from Zumba and progress to other activities such as stations games with 12 groups to compete for the title as the KLT 2018 Family Day Champion. The event took place for almost a day and it was held at the KLT campus at Brooke’s Drive, Sibu. Such event is held to enhance both students and staffs relationships apart from building a team building values, boosting confidence and developing unity among the newly recruited students of 2018. The event also comes to success from the cooperation and support from the surrounding community such as parents and individuals who are willing to make the event successful. The KLT staff and students are grateful over the support they received for them to make the event a great success.

 

 

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