Thursday, July 22, 2010

Have You Seen Our New Lobby @ River Valley?

ERC Institute believes in continuous improvement to better service our students and clients.

After doing up the field for sports purposes and the renovation of the Balinese Garden, we have just completed the renovation works for the lobby at the reception area.

ERCI Registered Under Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) - 20th May 2010

ERC Institute is amongst the first 36 Private Education Institutions that has been succesfully registered for a four-year period under the new, stricter regulations governing Singapore's Private Education Industry set by the Council for Private Education. Under these new regulations, ERCI has thus been deemed to fulfill all the necessary requirements relating to the governance of its managers, teachers, coruses, academic and examination boards, premises and advertisments.

Said ERCI's CEO, Mr Andy Ong, "We are happy to be the amongst the pioneer batch of PEIs to have been re-registered the Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF).

At the moment, there are some 1,000 Private schools in singaopre and in order to better govern them, the Ministry of Education has set up a statutory board, the Council of Private Education (CPE() in 2009 to regulate and develop the private education industry. For more information, please refer to

ERCI takes part in the Educational A’Fair @ Raffles X’change - 3rd to 8th May 2010

In an effort to reach out to the masses, ERCI took part in the Educational A’Fair at Raffles X’Change located in the heart of Raffles MRT Station. The fair, a first organized by Omega Events and supported by CapitaLand and SMRT, was held over 3 – 8 May 2010, and saw 7 other private education providers taking part.

To cater to the financial services crowd, ERCI offered special promotions on its Project Management Programme and Financial Services Programmes. Students who signed up for any of the promotional courses during the fair will receive the coveted Apple iPad once it reaches Singapore’s shores.

Because of the success of the event, ERCI will be taking part in the next Educational A’Fair during 7 – 12 June 2010. Look out for us at Raffles X’Change during then! Register with us today at and receive a Free iPad or iPhone! (With any sign up for a Bachelors or Masters Programme)

Career and Training 2010: Education 2010 - 7th to 10th March 2010

Career and Investment Fair 2010 - 30th January 2010

ERC Executive Search organized its inaugural Career & Investment Fair at Suntec Singapore Concourse on 30 January 2010. The event saw over 39 companies taking part as exhibitors presenting employment and investment opportunities to visitors at the fair. In addition, ERC Institute, the fair’s main sponsor, was also on hand to provide education and upgrading options to visitors.

The event was held in the wake of the economic crisis in an effort to promote employment opportunities in Singapore’s SMEs. Visitors were encouraged to visit all the booths to find out what positions were available, and as such, potential employers were able to network and hunt for the right people to fill in the positions on offer. In addition, the event offered an interactive platform for visitors to listen to what industry experts had to say about a wide spectrum of investment avenues made available after the economic crisis.

ERC Executive Search would like to thank all corporate partners that took part in the event, as well as all visitors for coming down to the event. The event would not have been a success if not for the presence of all who took part. ERC Executive Search looks forward to hosting the event again in 2011.

ERCI being awarded Singapore Service Class - 2nd November 2009

ERCI's First Sports Day Event - 20th October 2009

Making It right: ERCI to Help affected Brookes Students - 31st July 2009

The fraudulent activities resulting in the closure of Brookes Business School has affected and impacted on not only students, but the private education industry in Singapore significantly. As a member of the Association of Private Schools & Colleges (APSC), ERC Institute endorses and supports APSC’s and the Government’s policy on maintaining/improving the professionalism, quality and ethical standards of the industry and denounces the gross misconduct of Brookes Business School to everyone, particularly the students.

ERC Institute sympathizes with the situation facing Brookes Business School students. To assist those affected students by the closure of Brookes Business School, ERC Institute, through our association with APSC, has volunteered to assist with the reallocation of Brookes Business School students, to ensure that they are still able to continue their learning journey and achieve their academic objectives. As a result of our commitment and willingness to assist, as well as being a professionally and academically rigorous SQC PEO, ERC Institute was amongst the select 5 private education institutes invited by APSC to assist affected students and deploy them to other private schools so as to enable them to continue and complete their studies.

Through our participation into this committee, ERC Institute pledges to provide the necessary equitable assistance to affected students by:

1. Evaluating and assessing their academic needs on a case-by-case basis

2. Providing affected students with the opportunity to study a first diploma/degree at ERC Institute for free.

To date, ERC Institute has assisted in the relocation of some 40 affected students to continue their education at ERC Institute for free. We believe that our assistance to these students has helped them to better cope, financially and academically with the unfortunate situation that they are in.

ERC Institute takes this opportunity to stress our commitment towards improving the private education industry in Singapore. We are advocates for professional and ethical behavior, strong corporate governance, integrity and social responsibility to be upheld by private schools & colleges in Singapore to ensure sustainable long-term growth in line with the Government’s policy to encourage Singapore in becoming an education hub.

ERC Institute would also like to extend our assistance to any other affected students at Brookes Business School, and strongly encourage them to contact any of our consultants as soon as possible for free evaluation and placement into ERC Institute.

ERC Executive Search

We are very happy to bring you a piece of good news! The long wait has finally ended!

ERC Executive Search has been set up in order to help our students and graduates to look for their desired jobs.

What is ERC Executive Search?

ERC Executive Search is a subsidiary of ERC Holdings. We focus on the recruitment and placement of management, professional and executive personnel. Over the years, we have developed a strong pool talent of about 20,000 senior executives of diverse industries and backgrounds.

Using a unique full-service process involving technology and personal services, we attract top-quality candidates and client opportunities that result in successful placements.

We have a dedicated team of experienced recruiters that can manage good relationships with each of our clients with the highest degree of professionalism, integrity, confidentiality, tact and urgency.

ERC Executive Search aims to:

1. Meet the human resource needs of corporate clients by specializing in the recruitment and placement of management, professional and executive staff;

2. Be the career partner to our candidates by working with them to explore career opportunities and helping them to land on their dream job.

For job seekers or employee seeks, please contact Ms Sheddy Tng for more information at 6323 0523 or

Macau Trip - 26th to 30th April 2009

Career & Education Fair 2009 - 5th to 8th March 2009

Career & Education 2009, the largest and most established Career and Education exhibition in Singapore and the region, is a much-anticipated annual event meeting Singapore’s employment and education needs.

It also provides visitors with an overview of various courses available at leading education institutions both local and overseas, all at one comprehensive event.

This was the fourth time that ERC Institute participated in this Career and Education Fair. ERC Institute was offering irresistible freebies and scholarships which attracted a huge crowd.

ERCI’s CEO and Academic director was also invited to give seminar talks on Friday and Saturday to benefit the crowd to understand more about what is going on in various industries and how to excel in such times of downturns.

Creative Business in the Virtual Gaming World - 11th December 2008

Our ERCI Gaming students have participated in Chris Thompson of Electronic Arts speaking at ATF Keynote on 11 December on the topic of “Creative Business in the Virtual Gaming World”

“Creative Business in the Virtual Gaming World”

Asia has been the growth engine for the global gaming industry which in recent years creates an unrivalled momentum which captivated the west and urges them to eye the pie. Mr. Chris Thompson, VP & GM of EA Asia, will examine the unique industry trends and the driving forces behind this global gaming phenomenon. He will bring us back to Asia and tell how the region could ride the digital wave and become a significant industry player. He will also share his thoughts on the future trends in Asia and the business considerations for content creation and distribution.
Who are ATF?

Asia Television Forum (ATF 2008) conducted their annual event which is the leading TV programming market in Asia where international television programme exhibitors meet with Asian buyers and partners to sell, buy and network (

They have Chris Thompson of Electronic Arts speaking at their ATF Keynote on 11 December on the topic of “Creative Business in the Virtual Gaming World” and ATF via SGGA invited ERCI students to participate. ATF provided us complimentary access to this session which held at 10 – 11 am on 11 December, at SUNTEC level 4.

Singapore Polytechnic Career And Further Education Fair 2008

ERC Institute was invited to join Singapore Polytechnic’s Career and Further Education Fair on the 19th November 2008 at their Convention Hall, Level 2.
There was an opening ceremony at 12pm and Ms. Kit Tay, our Senior Manager was the representative to attend the ceremony.

The Full time students were the major crowd in the afternoon while the Part Time Students came in the evening.

The event started from 12pm and ended at 8pm. There were a total of 12 schools which include NUS, NTU, SIM SMU, IDP, etc…

The SP Students started to gush in around 11.30am, enquiring about ERCI’s respective courses.

We have also invited one of our Head of Faculty, Ms Lakshmi to join us for this event just in case students want to enquire further on academic matters.

ERC Institute booth organized a lucky draw for the students in order to create ambiences for the event. The lucky draw prizes are five $5,000 scholarship, shopping/dining vouchers worth up to $100 and an Ipod shuffle.

Students were encouraged to fill in the lucky draw form in order to win our lucky prizes.

There are two sessions for the lucky draw. The first session is at 2pm and the second session at 6.30pm. Response for the lucky draw is overwhelming.

Ms Lim Si, Ipod Shuffle Winner and Ms Mabel Yeo (Marketing Executive)

Ms Zhen Zhen, S$5K Scholarship Winner and Mr Kane Lin (Marketing Coordinator)

Mr Zaniul, S$5K Scholarship winner and Ms Joanne Chan (Asst. Manager – Sales)

The day ended with elated students claiming their lucky draw prizes.

ERC Institute is glad to have participated in this event as students are interested to learn more about our courses and our experienced education consultants are most willing to extend their service to them.

ERCI 1st In House Career Day - 1st November 2008

ERCI held its very first Career Day on the 1st November 2008 at its very own Main Campus located at 343 River Valley Road. Eight companies have been invited to participate in this event to hire our current students and graduates. These companies includes; Regent Hotel, RISIS, Apex-Pal (Sakae Sushi), Prudential, IPPFA, Epitome Resources, Atomic Gaming and SASS Atlantic.

The eight companies came from the various industries where the students have a wide variety to choose from. They are the hotel industry, F&B industry, Wealth Management Industry, Tourism Industry, Multimedia industry and Hospitality industry.

All students in ERCI, including the Full time international, Full time local and Part time local students were all invited to this event. They came looking for suitable job placement opportunities with the various companies

During the event, students can walk around the school premise and to the booths where the companies were stationed to have a short interview with the companies.

Talks are conducted by the respective companies for the students to familiarize about the industries and what the companies do.

By the end of the day, the students were clearer of what the various companies are offering and what these industries are all about.

ERCI not only provide high quality education to the students, we also provide free seminars and organize such events to fulfill the needs of the students. These actions have fulfilled our mission which is providing education, with a difference.

ERCI Movie Night Event - 22nd August 2008

ERC Institute Contributes to Formula 1’s 1st Ever Night Race - 22nd September 2008

ERC Institute will help to make a major milestone in Singapore’s racing history a further success by involving their students in the country’s first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix this upcoming weekend.

This first ever night F1 Grand Prix , will be held from the 26th to the 28th of September 2008. It is predicted to be an eventful and exciting event by F1 race organizers & sponsors, F1 race teams and F1 fans alike. The first ever night race, the Singapore Grand Prix will hosts some tight corners and narrow roads, amidst the breath-taking metropolitan skyline view filled with colourful lightings.

50 students from the various programmes have already signed up to contribute to the event, as Service Crews for Italian cuisine restaurant, Bistro Senso. Students will be involved in serving the guests on board the Singapore flyer for the three days event.

Apart from having the opportunity to gain some work relevance & experience, students will also enjoy a spectacular view of the F1 race from onboard a Singapore flyer capsule. The 4metres by 7metres capsule will rotate and each capsule will dangle at a highest point of 165metres. That will give the students a bird’s eye view of the whole race course and race layout. The elevated view will be a rare one not even available to those sitting in the grandstands.

Students cannot wait for the upcoming weekends as many value this as a once in a life-time opportunity to gain working experience and enjoy the Formula 1 treat. Students also added that the most beneficial part of the three days experience, is the part where they get remunerated for their efforts.


Students’ 3 Days Attachment to Singapore Flyer Bistro Senso & F1 - 26th to 28th Sept 2008

SOme fifty-six students of ERC Institute were involved in the 3-day attachment with Bistro Senso at the Singapore Flyer in conjunction with the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. The students were all dressed in formal white shirt and formal black pants. The students were not shy to let known of their enthusiastic and high spirited feelings prior to the start of the event.

The students gathered at Suntec City while waiting to be escorted into the entry gates. After the collection of their passes, students were escorted to the Singapore Flyer and were led to the VIP lounge for a briefing by the team from Bistro Senso.

The students were then briefed on their roles and duties. They were informed that they will be separated into three teams. The champagne team was tasked with the job of serving champagne to the guests in the capsules. They were required to know the basic skill of corking open the champagne bottle. The second team was designated to sell beverages to the guests on board the capsule. They were required to learn to set-up the beverage table, display the beverages on sale and try to make a sale. The third team was in-charge of assisting the Bistro staff with their general duties.

Once the students understood what was to be expected of them, it was time for them to carry out their specific roles and responsibilities as well as extending their learning experiences at the same time.

The students of the champagne team worked in pairs in each capsule and served for four successive flights or thirty minute rotations. Of the pair, one was in-charge of attending to the guest and the other corking of the bottle and handling the trolley carts. The different pairs from the champagne team eagerly awaited their turn on board the capsule.
The beverage team operated solo on board the capsule. The students had to set-up the table and display the beverages on sale. The students have to serve and sell the beverages to the guest. Some students were seen brimming with confidence as they succeeded in making a sale.

Others were learning how to sell while waiting for their opportunity to pitch a sale.

The third team spread out to various different locations to help out. Some were in charge of mini-stalls while some had the opportunity to work closely with Senso Bistro staff at the Level 1 restaurant itself.

ERCI 's Teacher's Day - 1st Sept 2008

ERC Institute celebrated Teachers’ Day on the 1st of September 2008. Both part-time and full-time lecturers gathered at the room ‘De Light’ at ERCI Main Campus for a lunch celebration.

The event kicked off with an opening addressed by our COO Dr Jürgen Rudolph, welcoming the lecturers to the event. Our Academic Director, Dr Veeda then took the torch and addressed the lecturers, welcoming the new lecturers and introducing them to the current pool of lecturers already working with ERC Institute.

Tokens & certificates of appreciation were handed out to the respective lecturers for their contribution to the school thus far. Several lecturers received the special ‘Star Lecturer Award’ for their outstanding contribution to the school. Lecturers applauded as their peers got up to receive the certificates.

After the award presentation, it was followed by lunch with colleagues and peers. The lecturers continued to interact among themselves, fostering friendship, creating new bonds and most importantly, enjoying each other’s company.

The celebration ended with most of the lecturers heading back to classes, teaching and imparting their knowledge to the students.

CEO Forum - 19th July 2008

For ERCI students and graduates, they will be automatically be enrolled into our Total Success Program. On 19th July 08, students and graduates were all invited to Spring Singapore’s Auditorium to attend our 1st CEO Forum of the Year.

The guest speaker was Mr Ang Kong Hua who was sharing his life experiences in the corporate world. He also mentioned on what industries and sectors that one can gear up for. Mr Ang also shared what he sees in 5 years time. Mr Ang Kong Hua is the Board of Director of Natsteel and also Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, we were glad to have him during the event as the guest speaker.

Towards the end of the event, there was a Q & A session where the participants have opportunities to ask Mr Ang questions. There was many positive feedbacks about the event.

Company Retreat - 11th July 2008

ERCI’s HR organized a company retreat to Bintan. There was about a total of 50 staffs that participanted for this retreat. We have team building games and of course a buffet dinner together. It was a fulfilling 3 days 2 nights trip where everyone from different department come together.

2008 Convocation - 28th June 2008

In recognition to the students’ efforts in their life-long learning and academic achievements, ERCI organized a Convocation Event for all of its Masters, Bachelors as well as Diploma graduands. The event served as a platform for fellow graduands to share their pride with the lecturers, family and peers, with a few key student representatives delivering speeches in portraying appreciation and gratitude towards the support provided by the Institute throughout their educational experience.

The Convocation Event was graced by key VIPs such as Mr Ang Kong Hua who served as the Independent Director of ERCI Board of Directors as well as being the Executive Director of Natsteel Ltd, amongst his many achievements. ERCI was also honoured to welcome Mr Douglas Foo as its Guest of Honour.

Lecturers' Orientation - 25th June 2008

ERCI recognizes the importance of maintaining a rigid and high quality academic procedures and standards. On 25 June 2008 all internal and external faculty members were invited to attend an orientation session with Dr Veeda Maraj (Academic Director of ERCI) as well as Dr Jürgen Rudolph (COO) which not only serves as a platform for feedback on academic quality but also to re-align all academic processes within the organization.

The lecturers were briefed on the importance of student attendances, class management as well as the teaching and learning strategies and support, critical to enhancing the overall learning experience for students. ERCI places great importance in people management and thus, the orientation session was also focused on reviewing the human resources issue pertaining to the lecturers. Towards the end of the session, the 3 Academic Heads, Mr Ong Han Boon (Finance and Investment), Mr Constantine Ng (Business and Entrepreneurship Management) as well as Ms Thanalakshmi (Digital Media and IT) briefed their respective faculty members on the departments’ goals, performance and quality review.

Irish Representive Meeting ERC Institute - 17th April 2008

ERC Institute humbly welcomed 2 gourps of well-accomplished Irihs representatives, cooridinated by Mr David Doyle and Ms Ranitha Naidu from Cetnre for irish Education.

Our first Irish visitor came to our school on 17th April 2008, where we received Dr Tom Hardiman - a former Chancellor of Dublin City University, and its currently the Chairman of the National Institute for Technology Management; Board Memeber of the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, Paris; Supervisory Board Member of the EU-Japan centre for Industrial Co-operation, Tokyo; Deputy Chairman for the EU Japan Business Dialouge Round Table, Brussels / Tokyoand Honorary Trustee of the International Institute of Commuications, London

Dr Hardiman has an in depth knowledge of Irish education. he is a former chancellorof Dublin City Univerity and he is a trustee of American College Dublin. He also sits ont he board of the Asia European Foundation (ASEF) which is located in NUS. ASEL was set up by ASEAN and the EU.