ADAMAS School of Weddings has teamed up with the School of Life Long Learning, Open University Malaysia (SoLL-OUM) to offer vocational students, budding entrepreneurs and aspiring wedding planners the opportunity to obtain professional qualifications in weddings and events management. Encik Repin, who is also the Vice President (Business Development) of Open University Malaysia, said, “Strategic and collaborative partnerships with providers of quality technical education are the main drivers of our ability to add value and churn out outstanding, workplace-ready graduates. We are confident that programmes offered in collaboration with ADAMAS Weddings will go a long way in supporting our on-going mission to create industry-relevant courses and in supplying the necessary talent for the wedding planning industry.” In endorsing the programmes offered by SoLL-OUM, ADAMAS Weddings Founder, Dr Khoo remarked that she was pleased with the course syllabus created jointly by her company and Weddings Beautiful Worldwide (WBW) as it has received recognition and accreditation by the university. “I have always been passionate about elevating the status of wedding planning industry to be on par with other professions. With this new partnership with SoLL-OUM, students and graduates of the wedding planning courses can have greater access to research and library facilities and thus, look forward to better recognition,” she added. The weddings and events management certification courses jointly offered by ADAMAS Weddings and SoLL-OUM will commence in January 2013. For more information on the weddings and events management certification courses, log on to www.adamasweddings.com or www.ipdoum.edu.my.