The Alumni and Career Placement Center at ACK organized a Recognition Awards Ceremony for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) on ACK campus.
The objective of the event was to recognize and celebrate the great success of KOC’s Information Exhibition held at ACK campus in November, 2016. During the awarding ceremony, ACK Management handed tokens of appreciation to the participating staff in the Expo 2016, who joined from 20 various departments.
The Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) is pleased to announce that ACK’s project titled as “ACK Health Day” has been selected as one of the winning projects for the KOC CEO HSSE Award 2017.
The ACK Health Day has been considered by KOC’s committee as a great initiative in spreading awareness to the people on healthy living, as each Health Day event had a theme of its own in which focused on major health effects. ACK’s program had exceeded expectations by including sports activities, stage shows, and prize rewarding and major press releases. ACK was the only College to win in this competition under the category of ‘educational sector’.
The ACK Health Day initiative was instigated in 2016 as part of the ongoing commitment by the college towards promotion of Healthy Lifestyles for students, staff, their families and the Kuwait community. ACK’s Health Day event is organized by ACK Healthy Living Committee which is composed of staff and students from different levels of the organization to provide diversified Health and Safety promotional culture activities. The committee is currently working on two main programs which are the “ACK Health Day” events and “Smoking Awareness” Program. Further ACK Health Days with differing themes will continue to be held each semester by the college to ensure ongoing commitment towards raising health awareness.
In a step aiming to cooperate with international educational institutions, the Center of the Continuous Education (CCE) at ACK signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Council in Kuwait. According to the MOU, exams of the world renowned IELTS tests are to take place in ACK campus, which will have a substantial effect in facilitating the procedures of the exams.
The cooperation is in line with the objective of the Community Service Center of its role towards the Kuwaiti society. The MOU aims to enhance knowledge in English Language and establish cooperation between the British Council, being the British organization concerned with emerging culture and educational opportunities, and CCE, in order to provide educational opportunities to the Kuwaiti youth.
Engineer Sager Al-Sharhan,Deputy Managing Partner – Industry at ACK, stated:
“The College provides such opportunities due to the higher demand for taking IELTS exams by the young people wishing to continue their education or those searching for better opportunities and to test their English skills, especially that the test is a major pre-requisite in a large number of universities around the world.”
IELTS is an international standardized test of English language leading to measure the English language skills. It is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait. In addition, it is significant for studying and living abroad, and is recognized by 9,000 institutions and universities all over the world. Further, the test is recognized by a large number of universities in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and is used by over two million people in the world.
ACK has signed a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the Engineers Australia Association (EA). The Partnering Agreement consents ACK to become EA’s Primary Partner in the Middle East and North African countries as well as Cyprus and Turkey. The signing ceremony was held at ACK in the presence of Mr. Abdullah Al-Sharhan, Chairman of ACK, Prof. Isam Zabalawi, President of ACK as well as Mr. John McIntosh, Engineers Australia National President.
Dr. Mohamed Gaith – Associate Dean of the School of Engineering at ACK, stated: “The Partnering Agreement is a first step in establishing Engineers Australia overseas chapters in Kuwait and other countries in the region. ACK and EA will work collaboratively towards joint community and government engagement initiatives to raise quality and perception of engineering in the Middle East. This includes conferences, hosting of renowned international speakers, online professional development, as well as online and digital presence in the region. Dr. Gaith emphasized that this Partnering Agreement is very crucial to ACK as it will not only serve professional engineers in the region, but will also act as a catalyst for professional development of ACK’s engineering students and faculty.”
ACK Masters Scholarships for study in Australia are now open and close on Wednesday 24 May 2017. For further information and application form please contact Johanne Flynn at the ACK International Office via firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium aims at providing a platform for exchanging experiences with Project Based Learning (PBL) in Higher Education.
It will facilitate communication between engineering practitioners and educators related to expectations and the application of PBL.
|Prof. Anette Kolmos||Dr. Ronald Ulseth|
|Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability, Aalborg University, Denmark||Director of Academics and Research, Iron Range Engineering / Minnesota State University, USA|
|Date||5th March 2017|
|Location||Australian College of Kuwait, Mishref, building 1, auditorium|
|Symposium program (preliminary)|
|09:00 - 09:30||Opening Session|
|09:30 - 10:30||1. Keynote Speech “PBL – history, cases and evidence ”, Prof. Anette Kolmos, Aalborg University|
|10:30 - 10:45||Coffee Break|
|10:45 - 11:00||Presentation “Project Based Learning in the School of Engineering, Australian College of Kuwait (ACK)”, Dr. Martin Jaeger, ACK|
|11:00 - 12:00||2. Keynote Speech “Industry-based development of student competences in PBL”, Dr. Ronald Ulseth, Minnesota State University|
|12:00 – 12:30||Panel Discussion “Potential and Challenges of Project Based Learning”|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:15||“PBL Principles – from teaching to learning – a shift in the paradigm”, Prof. Anette Kolmos, Aalborg University|
|14:15 - 15:00||“Students’ Learning”, Dr. Ronald Ulseth, Minnesota State University|
|15:00 - 15:15||Closing Ceremony|
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For questions, please send an email to PBL-Symposium@ack.edu.kw
The internship program worked very closely with some of Kuwait’s top institutions, such as the Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Schlumberger, Kuwait Airways, The Ministry of Electricity and Water, Gulf Consult, Al Argan International Real Estate Company, Al Ahlia Contracting Group, Al Bahar Company, Al Sanea Chemical Products, Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company, Cargo Transport System and Pencil Design.
In this collaborative effort between ACK and industry, a well formulated internship training plan is developed to enable students to grasp how businesses operate and the role their profession plays relative to the workplace.
The School of Engineering at ACK is committed to growing its internship program to ensure its students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their future careers.
Kuwait Airways internship students left to right: Yousef Al Tourah, Faisal Alkhadhari, Hussain Al Jazzaf, Abdullah Mansour, Mubarak Al Sultan, Saqer Al Harbi, Saud Al Rashidi, Majed Al Meedi, Abdullah Al Hasan, Yousef Boushehri.
ACK’s School of Business students attended the “Choice Theory” Course from the William Glasser Institute (WGI), USA. The course, founded by Dr. William Glasser in 1967, helps people understand themselves and better manage the events and people in their lives, providing a strong foundation for Leadership Management.
Over 10 ACK students participated in the course as an extracurricular activity to provide them with skills and competitive edge in the field of Management, proudly receiving certifications from WGI. After completing the 27- hour course, they continued to the Basic Practicum Course in preparation for the Advanced Level.