Samsung Transforming Education Landscape in Malaysia

Samsung Transforming Education Landscape in Malaysia

December 7, 2023 0 By Rowena Cletus

Samsung Malaysia Electronics has joined forces with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in a pioneering collaboration aimed at revolutionizing higher education and skills development in Malaysia. In partnership with Polytechnic Ungku Omar (PUO) in Ipoh, this initiative integrates Samsung’s cutting-edge technical expertise into the education syllabus, aligning with industry needs and empowering graduates with essential skills for success.

Denny Kim, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics, emphasized the shared commitment to fostering a competent and skilled workforce that will drive Malaysia’s technological advancement and economic growth. The collaboration program, in line with PUO, focuses on four key objectives:

  1. Fostering Business Opportunities: Creating strong synergies between Samsung and MOHE for future collaborations and partnerships.
  2. Nurturing Skilled Graduates: Addressing the demand for skilled graduates in the after-sales service sector, providing them with competencies to excel in the industry.
  3. Enhancing Service Awareness and Branding: Elevating Samsung’s after-sales service reputation by producing highly trained graduates for exceptional customer experiences.
  4. Promoting Employment: Encouraging graduates to explore employment opportunities with Samsung, enriching practical experience and expanding career prospects.

The collaboration program will cover Samsung’s consumer electronics products, including TVs, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. To kick-start the initiative, Samsung will provide PUO with training units, facilitating hands-on learning and practical skill development for students. PUO has developed a comprehensive plan with measurable targets, monitored periodically from 2023 to 2030.

The Ministry of Higher Education, through the Department of Polytechnic Education and Community Colleges (JPPKK), plays a vital role in meeting the country’s workforce needs at semi-professional and mid-level executive levels. This collaboration benefits all parties involved – Samsung gains access to skilled graduates, MOHE strengthens its commitment to quality education, and PUO graduates gain valuable industry experience.

The training program, commencing in January 2024, signifies a significant step toward enhancing the quality of higher education and empowering graduates with industry-relevant skills. It reflects a shared vision for shaping the future of Malaysia’s workforce, offering opportunities for 3,000 industrial workers to participate in reskilling and upskilling training. This collaboration marks a crucial milestone in building a skilled and competitive workforce for Malaysia’s technological future.