In an endeavor to mould the 1st-year MBA students numbering 65 into Industry-Ready from communication perspective, RL Institute of Management Studies in association with Voice Training and Research Pvt. Ltd, Madurai conducted a five-day Training Program on “Business English Certificate – Preliminary” from 14th to 18th of March 2022 on its campus. The curtain of the training program opened with the invocation of God, following which Mr. P. Selvam, Assistant Professor, RLIMS delivered the welcome address. He underlined the importance of possessing Business Communication Skills that plays a pivotal role in expressing oneself with assertiveness in the workplace.

Dr. M. Subramanian, Head of the Department, MBA prefaced his Keynote address with the maiden endeavor that RLIMS pursues in enabling the students to appear for the Business English Certificate Examination. He also reiterated that many organizations require BEC- Qualified candidates. ‘This batch must be fortunate enough to be offered with BEC-Prelims Training because this is the first kind of initiative our department undertakes ever since its inception,’ said Dr. S. Pugalanthi, Associate Professor, RLIMS in his special address.

Mrs. Gowri Solomon, Trainer at Voice Training and Research Pvt. Ltd, Madurai walked all the students about the nitty-gritty about the four tenets of the English Language such as “Listening, Speaking, Reding and Writing”. She precisely pointed out that acing this BEC-Preliminary Exam with merit will certainly stand all the students in good stead, not only during their career start but also throughout their career journey.

“This BEC certification is accepted and trusted by thousands of leading employers and organizations worldwide. It is a mark of excellence, opening doors and giving you the skills and confidence to thrive” the trainer said. She also spoke on the examination format and simple strategies that students must employ during the placement preparation period, to pass this examination at ease.

She further added that as many as 146 organizations including Higher Education Institutions in India are accepting this certification. Hence, the demand for BEC-qualified students has progressively increased of late.

The trainer provided the students with ample exercises to prepare them for the exam. She also conducted an assessment on the last day of the training to understand the learning ability of the students.