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Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 08, 2016, 04:01 pm
PETRONAS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to further collaborate in the areas of joint research and development (R&D), students’ internship as well as adjunct lecturer programmes.
Supporting the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) and the Ministry of Higher Educations’ aspiration for more intensive and frequent industry-public university engagement and partnerships, the collaboration also enables PETRONAS to further strengthen its existing collaboration with UiTM to enhance the capabilities and competencies of selected students.
The MoU was signed between PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Group Human Resource Management, Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman and UiTM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr Hassan Said, and witnessed by the Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh.
Speaking at the event, Dato’ Raiha Azni said, “PETRONAS is pleased to strengthen its collaboration with UiTM for the next three years. Through this partnership, UiTM students will be able to obtain first-hand knowledge and experience from proven industry experts in Malaysia.”
“As a national oil and gas company, PETRONAS is steadfast in empowering the community through initiatives that focus on education, community development and wellbeing, as well as environment. This MoU is another effort to support PETRONAS’ commitment towards the development of market-ready future workforce,” she added.
Students from five faculties of UiTM namely Accountancy, Law, Communication & Media Studies, Business Management and Information Management will be given exposure via internship placements in PETRONAS, attaining first-hand knowledge from subject-matter experts as well as gaining experience in or other related industry areas in PETRONAS.