George Kent inks MoU with University Of Technology Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR: George Kent (M) Bhd has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) marking a milestone in fostering collaboration in human capital development and related activities.

In a statement, George Kent said the strategic partnership aimed to establish a mutually beneficial relationship built on academic and industrial cooperation.

Under this MOU, both parties aim to cooperate on amongst others the development and conduct of academic, professional and industrial training programmes, exchange technical know-how and advisory, carry out joint research, innovation and teaching activities as well as jointly participate in course improvements and delivery.

As a leading industry player in the water meters business, George Kent will combine its expertise with UTS to design and deliver comprehensive training programs which includes practical and on-the-ground training with job experience that address the evolving needs of industries.

George Kent said the initiative would bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, empowering graduates with the skills required to excel in both the water industry and engineering fields.

The MoU will be effective from the date of its execution for a period of 3 years.

“This collaboration serves as a community engagement and CSR initiative, enabling George Kent to actively contribute to the betterment of society. By partnering with UTS, George Kent will support local initiatives and programmes that have a positive impact on the lives of individuals in Sarawak and the communities in Malaysia as a whole,” chairman Tan Sri Tan Kay Hock said.

“We are also pleased to explore the potential synergistic collaboration with UTS as we look towards educating UTS engineering graduates with practical, engineering knowledge as they enter the workforce in this rapidly developing technological era. This MoU is a collaboration that enables George Kent to empower UTS graduates to be part of Malaysia's engineering sector.”

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