Taylor's University and Shell Business Service Centre ink unique agreement
Apr 10, 2014
The two-year partnership will allow students to gain industry-rich knowledge, giving them an edge upon graduation
Subang Jaya: Taylor's University and Shell Business Service Centre, Cyberjaya signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will center around student employability, knowledge transfer and research yesterday.
This unique partnership between Taylor’s University and Shell is an outcome of the Cyberjaya Graduate Employability Enabler (CGEE) programme, an initiative which is the brainchild of the Executive Chairman of MK Land Holdings, Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Haji Mustapha Kamal bin Haji Abu Bakar.
Taylor’s and Shell then decided to take the partnership to the next level in order to jointly empower Malaysian students with a well-rounded education that will enhance their employability in the Business Services.
The MOU will allow both organizations to pursue cooperation and collaboration in industrial knowledge transfer, research and development to provide a well-rounded curricular that will enhance the employability of students upon graduation. The cooperation and collaboration effort aims to bridge the gap between classroom learning and practical application of this knowledge in a global organisation.
Taylor's University was represented by its Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Dato’ Dr. Hassan Said while Shell Business Service Centre was represented by its General Manager, Mabal Tan.
Taylor’s Business School (TBS) and School of Computing & IT (SOCIT) will work with Shell, through its Finance and IT department, to develop a customized module that will be incorporated into the curriculum at both the Schools.
Taylor's University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Dato’ Dr. Hassan Said shared that Taylor's University continuously looks for top industry partners to tie up with in order to provide students with the opportunities to be exposed to skills that are relevant to the industry.
“This unique partnership will allow our two institutions to come together to empower students with well-rounded education,” he said, adding that this partnership is one of Taylor's University’s many steps towards achieving the mission of becoming the Top Employers’ Top Choice University.
Shell Business Service Centre General Manager, Mabal Tan said that in addition to providing job opportunities for local talent, Shell is committed to nation building- supporting the nation’s aspirations to become a high income nation by 2020.
“Shell has been actively supporting initiatives to raise the profile of Business Services in Malaysia. We promote Business Services as a ‘Career of Choice’ to local university students and at the same time showcase our Business Service Centre to multi-nationals to promote Malaysia as a Business Service Centre location of choice.
“With this unique industry-academia collaboration with Taylor’s University, Shell is delighted to be able to contribute to the building of a robust talent pipeline for the Business Services industry by inspiring educational institutions to enrich the university curriculum to enhance the employability of our graduates,” she said.
Also present at the event was Multimedia Development Corporation Chief Operating Officer, Ng Wan Peng and Multimedia Development Corporation Vice President, Shared Services and Outsourcing, Michael Warren.
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About Taylor’s University
Taylor’s University is a member of the Taylor’s Education Group which also includes Taylor’s College, Garden International School, Sri Garden International, Australian International School Malaysia and Nexus International School, Putrajaya and Nexus International School Singapore.
Since its inception in 1969, Taylor’s has continuously provided excellent services for its students in terms of diverse study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods, ongoing partnerships with leading universities worldwide, strong industry linkages, up-to-date facilities and well-equipped campuses. Taylor’s University offers a myriad of courses in tertiary education, from foundation and diploma, to degree, post-graduate and professional programmes. Students can choose to enrol in courses encompassing fields such as Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Biosciences, Law, Business, Communications, Design, Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts, Medicine and Pharmacy.
The quality of the undergraduate teaching and learning at Taylor’s was acknowledged when it garnered a ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ rating in the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education (SETARA) in 2009 and 2011, by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Taylor’s has also received numerous recognitions locally and internationally from professional bodies such as the CDIO Initiative (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, Operating) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to name a few.
Taylor’s continues to play a strong role in developing Malaysia’s human resource capital, and boasts a 70,000-strong alumnus, many of whom have become leaders in their respective fields.
About Shell Business Service Centre
Shell is a group of energy and petrochemical companies at the top of Fortune’s Global 500 list of largest companies in 2012 and 2013. At the heart of the Shell Group of Companies is a world-class network of Shell Business Service Centres (SBSC). SBSC in Cyberjaya is one of six centres in the global network. It provides business and technical support services in the areas of HR, IT, Finance, Customer Services, Order-to-Delivery and Contracts & Procurement to Shell globally with a staff force of over 2,300 - a third of Shell Malaysia employee population.
SBSC operates from a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) platinum building which is equipped with best-in-class IT infrastructure and facilities designed with the primary objective to provide a vibrant, engaging, energetic and productive workplace. A career in SBSC is a great opportunity to work with a global community of professionals in the Group. Shell provides its employees with a platform to excel in their area of expertise and offer opportunities to pursue their careers in other divisions within the Shell Group both in Malaysia and overseas.
As a testament of its value proposition to its employees, SBSC was awarded the Employer of Choice, Grand Award, 2013 by the Malaysian Institute of HR Management (MIHRM). This is the highest recognition as only the best who stand out amongst the Gold Recognition is presented with the Grand Award. Additionally, SBSC was awarded the Best Sustainable Workplace Award at the Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) Sustainability Awards 2013 event. In recognition of its contribution to the development of the Multi-media Super Corridor (MSC), SBSC received the coveted awards of “Top Revenue Generator” and “Top Investment” under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Category, 2013 by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC).