History of MDI

Mirror D’ International College (MDI), formerly known as Hwee Ling Hair Salon and Mirror D’ International Hair & Beauty Training Centre, commenced its business since 1975 in the heartland of Chinatown. As year passes, the company flourishes from staff strength of 2 to the current staff strength of 11 employees. In 1987, the company set up the first current Mirror D’ International Hair and Beauty Training Center. From year 1987 to 1992, our core business is focused on the area of professional hairstyling and in 1993, MDI underwent a major restructuring where the focus was directed towards ‘training’ which became our main core business. In 2013, MDI decides to transform into MDI College where the focus would be on the continuance of pursuing the school’s Vision in becoming a premier college. In 2015, MDI relocated to a new premise at Chinatown that is larger.

Since 1987, MDI has won numerous hairdressing competition awards obtained by our trainers and staffs and in 1997, an award for Excellence World Hair Federation is awarded to one of our trainer for training the National Team of Singapore in competing against participants from around the world held in Seoul, Korea. In year 2000, MDI was appointed by ITE (Institute of Technical Education) as an ATP (Approved Training Provider) to run hairdressing courses. Subsequently in year 2003 & 2004, we obtained both the status of NSRS certified approved training and assessment center that affirms our center with recognition of having National Skills Standards. In 2009, MDI was awarded Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Training and Assessment Centre for WSQ-Tourism in Beauty and Spa Therapy and International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) Training and Assessment Centre for Various Diploma Courses. Concurrently, MDI obtain a ‘Credit Status’ during the Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) evaluation by Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to qualify for SPUR Program Training Provider. In 2010, MDI was registered as a Private Education Institution under the Council for Private Education (CPE) that regulates our school. From 2012, MDI achieved EduTrust Certification (Provisional) and 4 Years ERF Certification by CPE.

Going forward towards diversification, in Year 2014, MDI was awarded the Nitec in Services (Hair, Fashion & Design) and subsequently in Year 2015, MDI was awarded the Nitec in Services – Beauty & Wellness by ITE Education Services. Consecutively for both years of 2015 and 2016, two of our students was awarded Certificate of Merit by Institute of Education for outstanding performance in National ITE Certificate in Hair Services (Hair Fashion & Design) Course. In this same year, MDI was appointed as the Official Academy for Golden Scissors Award 2016 and our trainer was awarded ‘Asean Industry Lifetime Most Influential Award’ at the H.I.T Awards 2016 held at Kuala Lumpur and Lifetime Hairdresser Award’ at Golden Scissors Award 2016.

As we are challenged by the growing competition, we emphasize on continuous improvements to ensure that MDI ‘Go Forward’ into becoming a renowned college with an excellent education system. Going towards our goals, we look forward to EduTrust as a strategic measure to become a premier college, committed to develop and accentuate students in a transparent environment with the relevant knowledge and skills in order to be specialized professionals in their trade.