by AUFA MARDHIAH / Pic source: nct.net.my
NCT Group of Cos (NCT Group) has partnered up with Open University Malaysia (OUM) to accomplish the IR4.0 and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) initiatives at the workplace.
NCT Group said in a statement that collaboration with institutions of higher learning plays a role in shaping the local workforce in line with the changing workplace landscape (utilisation of smart technology and enhanced efficiency) — thus providing opportunities for graduates to be prepared with an IR4.0 workplace.
NCT Group founder and group MD Datuk Seri Yap Ngan Choy (picture) stated that IR4.0 will be a core contributor to the country’s digital economy.
“Our continued investment in IR4.0-based initiatives via collaborations with tertiary facilities will allow us to share relevant industry experience with young graduates by providing real-life understanding of industry experience and expectations. This time around, we are pleased to collaborate with OUM to support the transformation of their students to better meet the needs of an IR4.0 workplace,” he said at the signing ceremony today.
Yap also said that it is crucial for students to become more highly skilled by understanding new techniques and smart systems that will sustainably integrate organisations and people as the country transitions into a high-income nation.
Meanwhile, Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR) Group CEO Muhammad Afiq Redzuan, which is also OUM’s holding company, praised NCT Group’s efforts in providing opportunities to students at OUM.
“The time has come to start preparing students for IR4.0 so that they can acquire more defined skills and meet the new demands and challenges of the ever-changing workplace. Through this collaboration, we aim to strengthen our learners’ foundation of competencies and make them even more future-ready,” he added.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by NCT group ED Datuk Yap Fook Choy and METEOR Group chief commercial officer Muhammad Nurhadi Zainol.
The collaboration was also a follow-up of NCT Group’s previous memoranda of understanding with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and VTAR Institute.