ARAU, September 6, 2019 - The University of Perlis Malaysia (UniMAP) continues to expand its knowledge sharing after accepting 20 employees of Molex (M) Sdn Bhd as a student at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) signing ceremony for the Manufacturing Technology Executive Diploma held at the company in Prai , yesterday.
According to UniMAP Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ir. No. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad, a yearlong study session was started where lectures were held at the company.
“This is a university effort in response to the government's call for industry co-operation as the program opens a new chapter for UniMAP and I look forward to further collaboration with the industry.
"I also like that UniMAP has begun its proactive efforts in building relationships with industry through advisory services for improving the structure of the program of study," he said when speaking at the event.
He added that UniMAP also undertook several projects with the industry focused on staff training.
"Universities and industries depend on each other because high quality university graduates will enhance the productivity of the industry," he said.
In addition to the MoA, a letter of offer was also presented to Molex staff involved.
Also present at the event were Molex's Vice President of International Human Resources Pete Sparber; Director of Operations, Tharshana Moorthi; Northern Territory Manager, Norlaily Matsah.
Also present was UniMAP representative, UniMAP Executive Director Kulim and Senior Consultant in Manufacturing Technology Diploma Program, Prof. Colleague Dr Yufridin Wahab; Director of the Center for Industry and Government Cooperation (CIGC), Prof. Madya Dr. Shafriza Nisha Wet
Prof. Dr. Badlishah also expressed his wish that other industries would also apply the efforts of the Molex company in a joint venture with the university to strengthen the industry in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Ijasyahrizal Arshad, 28 welcomed an initiative by Molex that gave him and his colleagues the opportunity to continue their studies to further enhance their existing knowledge and skills.
“I am in the Quality Assurance section and through this program I am confident that I will be a proactive and dynamic employee and meet the needs of my employer.
"Most of us have certificates from various institutions and have served over three years at Molex and through filters before being selected for the program," he said.
Ijasyahrizal said he hoped more Molex staff would be offered a place at UniMAP to continue their studies for skills development.
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