by AZALEA AZUAR / Pic Source: DRB-Hicom University Facebook
DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sterling Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd to jointly develop executive training programmes in risk management and strategic planning yesterday.
The university will be delivering these specialised programmes through its training arm, the Corporate Training Institute, which would provide an avenue for corporate executives and the public to enhance their skill set and improve their job competencies in risk management and strategic planning.
Moreover, the programme also acts as a pathway for graduates who want to advance their careers in these areas to pursue a Master’s degree programme.
DRB-Hicom University College Sdn Bhd CEO and vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Omar Osman signed the MoU on behalf of DRB-Hicom University, while Sterling Group of Cos COO Wan Muzamir Fitri Che Wan signed for Sterling Group. Also present was Sterling CEO and founder Abdul Halim Jantan.
According to Omar, this partnership will allow industry practitioners and risk experts from Sterling to impart their valuable knowledge and know-how to develop programmes in DRB-Hicom University’s training syllabus.
“DRB-Hicom University will eventually offer these programmes to students and working executives who are looking at further developing their skills and competencies in areas of risk management and strategic planning.
“The programmes will be offered via a micro-credential concept, in line with the times and trends within the global education industry,” he added.
Abdul Halim remarked that the MoU would mark a new milestone for their group.
“We are pleased to share our experience and expertise in this highly specialised area of risk management to enable risk managers obtain knowledge enhancement and increase their job competency,” he said.
Joining forces with DRB-Hicom University would enable Sterling Group to play an important part in equipping the nation’s workforce with the relevant skill set and raise the standard of the industry.
In tandem with changes in the workplace while simultaneously offering new pathways to formal qualifications, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency defines micro-credentials as shorter, personalised, demand-driven and stackable programmes that are intended to expand opportunities for reskilling and upskilling of the workforce.
The programmes offered through this partnership will offer executives a chance to deepen their skills, during a time when management and strategic planning become central to organisations given the Covid-19 pandemic.
The first programme is expected to begin in April 2021.