TUESDAY, 16 APRIL – UMS today signed an agreement with UMSLink-Silverkris Sdn Bhd and META Skills Training Services Sdn Bhd to jointly collaborate on the initiative for human capital development in the Oil & Gas Industry.
This agreement was sealed in a signing ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of the Magellan Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu. UMS was represented by its Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Hj. Kasim Hj. Md. Mansur while UMSLink-Silverkris Sdn Bhd was represented by its Director, Willie Ng and META Skills Training Services Sdn Bhd by its Director & Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Paduka Udani bin Dato’ Seri Mohamed Daud. Among the witnesses at the signing ceremony were Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah, the Minister of Industrial Development and Datuk K. Y. Mustafa, the Director of UMSLink Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Through this agreement, the three agencies will collaborate towards the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Oil & Gas human capital development. This will promote life-long learning and allow for a structured system where it is possible to progress from various entry levels into skill training, diploma and degree. For that, META Skills will provide various skill training programmes relevant to Oil & Gas, construction and other industries. Advanced Diploma and Diploma programmes in Engineering (Oil & Gas Operations) in four disciplines will be offered by TAS Institute of Oil & Gas while UMS will be offering Bachelor degree and Master degree programmes in Engineering.
By: Mohd. Affzanizam Mohd. Amin/Feria Lee
Photos: Johaidi Ismail
Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division