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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