It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to iCOOP College. iCOOP College is an institution under Maktab Koperasi Malaysia (Malaysia Cooperative of Malaysia-CCM), an agency under the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism. iCOOP College shares a great history with CCM since 1956 as it was focused to train cooperative members and to become a centre of excellent to the community at large. The establishment of iCOOP College in 2013 as part of an education arm of CCM was to provide higher education programmes to the society with special emphasis on cooperative philosophy and values. This was aligned with National Cooperative Policy 2020 to produce skilled talents who are competent and knowledgeable in cooperative sector. Thus, our vision is to become an inclusive higher learning institution based on cooperative philosophy.
At iCOOP College, there is always an ardency to provide an innovative learning experience to our students and community. iCOOP’s campus was designed on 4 conceptual pillars. The pillars are home campus, entrepreneurial campus, eco-campus and community campus. We would like to invite you to experience this concept and personally iCOOP’s dynamic eco-system. As part of the eco-system, students live under one roof and this will naturally inculcate them with cooperative values and entrepreneurial skills before they enter into employment. In addition to that, our academicians have also developed academic and co-curricular programmes which are focused in embracing the needs of cooperative values for future leaders. On the same note, iCOOP envisions to creates a complete “CO-OP” academic-industry sector that will serve as engine of economic growth to the nation. As a result, iCOOP College managed to achieve high employability rate among its graduates, better than other institutions in Malaysia.
From strategic point of view, iCOOP College takes every possible effort to achieve University College status by 2020 and a Full-Fledged University by 2025. For all stakeholders, all of you are part of the history in the making and all of these agenda will become our utmost achievement.
Thank you and see you in iCOOP.
Bahrulmazi Edrak (Adj. Prof)
President and CEO