LiFE Academy Inks MOU With MAH

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between LiFE Academy and the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), Penang Chapter, took place on 9th March, 2018 at the Function Room M3 at VOUK Hotel Suites, Penang.

Dr Seah Soo Aun, President and CEO of DISTED College, representing LiFE Academy, and Mr Khoo Boo Lim, Chairman of the MAH, Penang Chapter initiated the agreement respectively.

Other distinguished guests witnessing the MoU signing included Mr Ahmad Taiff, DISTED’s Director of Academic Support and Continuing Professional Development and Mr Philip D. Theseira, General Manager of Royale Chulan.

With this MoU, the MAH, Penang Chapter will collaborate with LiFE Academy, the Continuing and Professional Development arm of DISTED College to endorse its professional short-courses in Hotel Supervisory & Management programme. With MAH’s extensive experience in the hotel industry, LiFE Academy and DISTED College stands in a good position to benefit from the professional insight into its existing School of Hospitality Management academic syllabus and other short courses offered by LiFE Academy.

In conjunction with the signing of the MOU, LiFE Academy is launching the Hotel Supervisory programme consisting of three different short courses: Certificate in Housekeeping, Certificate in Front Office and Certificate in Food Service respectively. Each professional short-course has been crafted to target those who wish to certify their skills and working experiences in the areas of Housekeeping, Front Office and Food Service.

“On behalf of the association, we are indeed delighted to collaborate and be a partner of LiFE Academy to provide such Hotel Supervisory courses. This will not only provide and benefit the employees of our members but to any other people who may be interested to pursue or enhance their career in the hotel and tourism industry. The expectations of the service industry has changed over the years just like our discerning guests, therefore we need to constantly improve ourselves by educating and acquiring knowledge so that we can deliver quality services.” Mr Khoo said.

Other professional short-courses conducted by LiFE Academy include Professional Culinary Courses. This will comprise of three different categories mainly patisserie, bakery and culinary which has been developed in partnership with the Penang Chefs Association. The course is ideal for beginners who wish to begin their career as a professional chef and working chefs who would like to refresh and upgrade their skills and knowledge within their respective culinary fields.

“We work with our industry partners to ensure that those in the hospitality and culinary industry meet high standards of professionalism,” Mr Paul Seah, LiFE Academy’s Head of Continuing Professional Development said. “Our aim is to support the tourism industry here in Penang by providing these professional development courses to those keen to join or are already employed in the various sectors of the tourism industry,” he continued. “We hope to design more courses in the near future,” Paul added.

Other professional development courses in the pipeline include Events Management, Professional Entrepreneurship and Barista Training. For more info, please contact Mr Paul Seah or Ms Elena Yeoh at 604- 229 6579 or email to