PRIVATE companies should undertake smart partnerships with Politeknik Seberang Prai in Penang to foster new talents in engineering and technology, according to polytechnic director Azahan Osman.
He said this would help prepare his students to cater to the growing needs of the industrial market.
“We hope to have a win-win situation by creating opportunities for our students to come up with innovations,” he said.
He was launching the semester-ending Projects Exhibition Week 2006 recently
Nor Azahan said the twice-yearly exhibition was aimed at giving students exposure to market needs.
This was the first time representatives from the private sector – Sirim Bhd, Celestica, Canon (M) Sdn Bhd, Kismec, Electrosoft Engineering and Integrated Device Technology (M) Sdn Bhd – were invited as judges for the exhibition, he said.
“With this, students may get the chance to interact with the companies and get valuable advice on their projects,” he said.
Among the exhibits of the exhibition was the Remote Smart Phone Security System.
SM Tun Hussein Onn, SM Permatang Pasir and Kolej Komuniti were among the schools invited for the exhibition.
Project co-ordinator Syahrizad Elias said there were 57 groups in the exhibition comprising 159 participants divided into five categories.
“We hope that the number of participants will double next year,” he said.
“We also hope to improve the quality of our small-scale research in the next exhibition,” he added.
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