King’s Park Genting Highlands has teamed up with Cornell Academy in Malaysia to sponsor training opportunities for 1,000 students at its upcoming integrated entertainment hub, set to welcome visitors from 2026 to 2028.
This expansive hub will encompass retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, wellness centres, theme parks, and other attractions.
Cornell Academy is an educational institute certified by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Graduate School of Business. It offers a myriad of professional development and skill enhancement courses in the field of business management, hospitality, with more programmes to be revealed soon.
Cornell Academy’s managing director, Darren Yang, said: “As we look ahead, we envision an expansion into diploma programmes covering Food & Beverage, Retail, Business Management, and Entrepreneurship. This holistic approach will underscore a profound understanding of ESG principles, fortifying our commitment in sustainable education.
“The tourism industry is burgeoning, necessitating elevated training and a profound understanding of comprehensive business management, with a keen focus on the nuances of hospitality and delivering exceptional customer service. We aspire to elevate ambitious young talents to new heights in these domains. Our goal is to provide them not only with academic credentials but also a comprehensive understanding and practical experience in the industry, broadening their horizons.”
Sean Chen, executive vice president, King’s Park Development, shared: “The growing importance of possessing industry-relevant skills from the get-go cannot be overstated, as it kickstarts efficiency and productivity upon entry into the workforce.
“We firmly believe that engaging and supporting local development will empower the region’s youth through enhanced educational and job prospects. This sponsorship’s diverse group of recipients will significantly contribute to promoting workforce diversity, fostering an inclusive culture within the industry. Our aspiration in sponsoring these individuals is to witness their transformation into invaluable assets, not only benefitting King’s Park but also enriching the entire industry.”
Course registration will commence in 2025, and are priced at approximately 36,000 ringgit (US$7,605) for a three-year duration, which integrates five days of hands-on training and one full day of classroom education per week. Students are guaranteed job opportunities upon successful course completion with no post-training bonding requirements.