HELP-ing next generation of entrepreneurs

Strengthening synergies: Prof Chan (left) and Tham at the MoU signing ceremony.

Entrepreneurship has evolved with the times, with digital services being increasingly offered in various industries.

Hence, aspiring entrepreneurs must be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills to thrive in the competitive business ecosystem. With this in mind, HELP University and retail technology solutions provider Eatcosys Sdn Bhd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work collaboratively in establishing joint-certificates for training, and research and development in digital services solutions to support companies in the retail and food and beverage (F&B) industries.

Through this industry-academia alliance, both parties will explore possible areas of cooperation which include promoting micro-credentials, and offering courses through the National Upskilling Programme (NUP), and the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for the Award of Academic Qualifications (Apel.Q), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and master’s degrees through the Eatcosys’ regional networks.

HELP University vice-chancellor and president Prof Datuk Dr Paul Chan said the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that the owners of F&B and retail outlets who were already using the digital space to promote and deliver their products are more resilient than those who could not or did not.

“This proves that there are a lot of opportunities out there to support these companies with digital services solutions.

“We hope that our entrepreneurial students will be able to work with Eatcosys to come up with new solutions to help businesses,” he said in a press release dated Dec 22.

Eatcosys chairman Tham Lih Chung said the company has worked with veteran and young professionals within the start-up ecosystem to strengthen their economic value while generating societal benefits.

“By leveraging our expertise, industry experience, market intelligence and insights, we’re confident of empowering the students and budding entrepreneurs with a futuristic mindset, aptitude and entrepreneurial skillsets to thrive in the start-up multiplex while stimulating a positive social and profitable impact for their communities,” he said.

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