(Western, 15th) Dato’ Seri Zhao Wenyao, CEO and managing director of PKT Logistics Group, said that the group will cooperate with the University of Terengganu’s expertise in the field of shipping and logistics, and will launch a “smart logistics division” strategic research plan to improve the country’s logistics. The management efficiency and operation level of logistics companies have made my country an important logistics hub in the ASEAN region.
He said this in his speech at the ceremony to launch the “Intelligent Logistician” strategic research project.
“Our joint collaboration has reached a cooperation agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding, taking the cooperation to a more strategic level to strengthen the relationship between academic institutions and industry.
He said this ambitious effort would involve the participation of other key industries in the country, with the support and initiative of the Malaysian Productivity Council, for which he was also named the Champion of the Logistics Productivity Alliance.
The MoU marks a commitment to collaborative efforts across multiple areas, including student and staff training, research initiatives, academic collaborations, knowledge transfer, and the sharing of industry insights. This strong partnership is estimated to be worth over RM700,000. With the joint efforts of both parties, the program has received funding of RM460,000 from the Ministry of Higher Education (KPT), involving 100 students from the Bachelor of Maritime Management program and related courses in Marketing, Maritime Information Science, Software Engineering and Maritime Technology Science. s student.
“An important component of the success of the program has been the involvement of the Center of Industry Excellence (Maritime Cluster) under the Center for Knowledge Transfer and Industry Networking (the Maritime Cluster), as well as the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Careers.
In addition, he also pointed out that PKT Logistics Group Co., Ltd. also provides scholarships to students. Every year, three students from the school will receive outstanding awards worth RM5,000, and the winners will also receive employment opportunities in the company. The award covers the academic program of the Marine Institute. To strengthen the connection between the two.
The second national logistics seminar will be held at the end of this year. The collaboration involves other public universities and polytechnics with a shared goal of enhancing the career prospects and industry profile of logistics professionals and will cover a variety of activities including knowledge transfer, expert panels, panel discussions, logistics quiz competitions and more. He believes that local talents are not only from college students, but also from technical college students, who are also suitable for displaying their talents in industry.
Vice President of University of Terengganu Enhance students’ skills
University of Terengganu vice-chancellor Dr Mazlan said the main objective of the program is to provide a platform to enhance students’ skills through hands-on learning and work experience.
By promoting practical exposure, the program aims to provide students with practical skills and knowledge highly relevant to the logistics and transport sector.
He said it was expected to significantly increase student employability, with the goal of achieving a job placement rate of more than 80 per cent compared to the current industry average. The 15-day program, which began on August 1, includes five training modules covering important aspects such as logistics and transportation, warehouse operations, safety and health regulations, and freight transport. Notably, the introduction of an exclusive module called “IoT Fundamentals in Production”, made possible through generous funding.
“With a donation of RM90,000 from the group, this module allows participants to deeply explore the application of IoT technology in manufacturing operations. Participants will receive a certificate from the international company Rexroth Bosch. This phase will enable participants to work directly as employees for 6 months , working in various warehouse locations, including Shah Alam, Penang and Kulim, they have at least 2,300
Mohd Shahli 100 participating students benefit 100 families
In his speech, Dato’ Mohd Sharil Mohamed, director of the Ministry of Higher Education, said that students mainly improve their abilities and continue to grow their professional fields in order to be able to face all challenges and competitions in the future. In this program, in addition to allowing successful local entrepreneurs to display their spirit of contributing to society, these 100 participants also represent 100 families and have also achieved the future of these families.