The American Festival, as part of the Taylor’s Future Movement was a hive of activity on 7th March 2020. The whole event spanned from 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. with ADTP students coming in as early as 6.30 a.m. to set up their stations and get everything in order, for the showcase to begin at 9.00 a.m. The event was aimed at highlighting the rigorous broad-based curricula characteristic of the Taylor’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) as the various courses offered at ADTP provide students with unique academic pathways aimed at developing relevant skill sets for the 21st century workplace.
250 ADTP students showcased their assignment projects and organized a treasure hunt with clues to be solved at stations featuring diverse disciplines for a group of 50 high school students who had signed up under the Taylor’s Future Movement Event. The Business showcases focused on government policies, successful American corporations, financial ratio, time series and share prices of well-known American companies; the STEM courses emphasized notable scientists and recent development and breakthroughs in the area of Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences while the Liberal Arts discipline showcased the importance of effective workplace communication and featured renowned American public speakers.
The Future Movement participants, Executive Dean, Head of School, Head of Department, lecturers, parents and ADTP students participated in the activities enthusiastically. All stations had numerous games and interactive activities geared towards creating an American context and ambience right from the colour of the décor and attire (blue, white and red) to the lunch that was served (pizzas). The winning teams were presented with cash prizes and all participants received certificates of participation and other American goodies (chocolate bars, Starbucks cards, etc.). This successful event was spearheaded by Ms. Lim You Ping and Mr. Ng Eng Hui with immense support from the ADTP faculty and SLAS leadership team.