Life after SOH
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Muhammad Danial Suboh made Singapore proud by winning a Medallion of Excellence in the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. He competed against over 40 international competitors with grit and determination. He was a gold medalist for WorldSkills Singapore 2016 for cooking skill category. "I grew an interest in cooking while helping my mum around the kitchen; she would teach me culinary techniques and encourage me in cooking. The chefs' tenacity and abilities to work around obstacles in the reality cooking series MasterChef also impressed me. These inspired me to take up RP'S Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations and encouraged me to participate in competitions." Danial was a graduate from Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations, School of Hospitality.
Jacob graduated with Merit and was elected SOH Valedictorian for 2016. A two-time Diploma Prize winner, he was also inducted into the Director’s Roll of Honour five times.
Jacob was nominated to participate in the coveted Japan—ASEAN Youth Exchange Programme in 2014 and selected for SOH’s Professional Mentorship Programme, which allowed him to be coached and guided by renowned industry professionals.
Besides excelling academically, Jacob was also active in student life and was fondly remembered by his peers for helping weaker students, making him a fine role model for all students.
He was also one of the pioneer recipients of the prestigious Singtel Customer Experience Cadet Scholarship. He later received the Singtel Shine Internship Gold Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements during his internship with the telco.
Jacob is currently taking a Business Degree at Singapore Management University and Singtel is sponsoring his university studies.
For ITE lecturer Maisarah, topping her class and graduating with a Diploma in Business Practice (Hospitality Management) with Merit in 2016 was not only an academic achievement. It was also an important career milestone for her.
She also gleaned valuable industry insights from her lecturers’ experiences as trade professionals. According to Maisarah, their anecdotes and case studies helped to ground what she learned in the classroom in real life and to understand concepts better.
Maisarah also thought that the course helped to improve her self-confidence and refine her presentation skills through its various group assignments – both essential qualities for a lecturer. She currently teaches at ITE College Central and credits her successful career progression to RP’s diploma course.