Chairman of IEM Ir. David Lai Kong Phooi and Prof Dr Hiew Pang Leang, Vice-Chancellor of UOW Malaysia KDU University College shake hands upon signing the Memorandum of Understanding.
Token appreciation from UOW Malaysia KDU University College to IEM.
Group photo together with the Management of IEM.
During the signing ceremony for UOW Malaysia KDU University College.
By Faresa Azmi
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between UOW Malaysia KDU University College and The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia has paved the way for collaborative relations between the two parties in areas such as industry-related research, academic and training activities of mutual interest and knowledge sharing.
Signing on behalf of UOW Malaysia KDU University College was its Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Hiew Pang Leang, while Chairman of IEM Ir. David Lai Kong Phooi signed on behalf of the Institution. Also present to witness the signing was Mr Shanker Sathivellu, Deputy Vice Chancellor UOW Malaysia KDU University College and representative from IEM namely; Ir Mohd Khir Bin Muhammad, (Honorary Secretary), Ir Dr Aidil Chee Tahir(Deputy Chairman) and Danial Iskandar (Special Officer).
The MoU outlines the collaboration between the university and the institution to further drive the advancement of the undergraduate professional engineering programmes together with development of the budding engineers during their course of study.
According to Ir. David Lai, “IEM remains to implicate and empower new engineers to take the lead and prepare them to take on future management roles. With the ratification of MoUs with institutions of higher learning, IEM hopes to offer all the opportunities for students and lecturers to join IEM so as to connect their abilities to face challenges in their future career.”
Ir. David Lai expressed his appreciation for the partnership, affirming his confidence that not only both parties but also the industry as a whole will benefit from this endeavour.
Through the MoU, IEM and UOW Malaysia KDU University College agreed to have mutual collaboration and joint activities between the two organisations. These collaborative engagement paves the way for School of Engineering, UOW Malaysia KDU University College students to exchange views and share experiences with other engineers from a similar industry and other industries. These budding engineers are then able to create a strong alliance within the engineering fraternity to develop their career growth as well as their professional route as aspired by the local professional body.
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