MoU signing ushers in new career opportunities with MMCP

Prof Chuah (seventh from left) and Johnson Lim exchanging the MoU

UTAR officially inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Mobile Content Providers Association (MMCP) at UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 24 May 2019.

The MoU aimed to offer opportunities for qualified graduating students of UTAR to be considered for employment with members of MMCP. It also aimed to offer internship opportunities for UTAR students to participate in the areas of work relevant to their programme of study. On top of that, the MoU also aimed to collaborate in the area of programme development and review where MMCP would provide advice to UTAR from time to time on Industry requirements for graduates in the respective fields of study.

Signing on behalf of UTAR was its President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, while MMCP was represented by its President Johnson Lim. It was witnessed by UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Prof Ir Dr Ewe Hong Tat and MMCP Vice President Shawn Ng Chee Heung.

Also present at the signing ceremony were MMCP Vice President Agnest Chan, Honorary Treasurer Lee Yip Fei, Council Members Ashley Nga, Wendy Ling, Legal Advisor Yap Yoke Har, Council Leon Chew, UTAR Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Dean Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min,  Head of Department for Department of Internet Engineering and Computer Science Ts Dr Madhavan Balan Nair, Head of Department of Alumni Relations and Placement  Foo Wai Wai and Senior Assistant Manager Lee Wan Poh.

Prof Chuah

Prof Chuah welcomed the delegates and said, “I believe today’s collaboration with MMCP will set us on the right path in moving ahead into the future. Our students can seek attachment and internship with MMCP for the relevant exposure while our staff may also discuss and exchange ideas on relevant curriculum and training modules. I was told that MMCP had the intention to recruit our students during their last visit. I am looking forward to having a fruitful collaboration between MMCP and UTAR. A university should not be like an ivory tower, we should engage more with the industry so that our students will know what is happening in the world. Therefore, we always welcome the industry players to be part of our Industry Advisory to ensure our students are equipped with the right knowledge and experience that suits the demand of their future career.”

Johnson Lim said, “Today’s MoU signing ceremony has witnessed a historical moment for MMCP. The MoU signing is not only important for university students to obtain the opportunity to learn from the industrial players, but it is also equally important for the industrial players as well. This is because, as an industry player, we can learn from the students’ creativity and their different point of views, especially on mobile technology. It is also very important for a student to be well-prepared before they enter the workplace. I would like to thank UTAR for this opportunity. I am anticipating and looking forward to developing a long-term collaboration with UTAR.” He also expressed his wish to visit UTAR Kampar Campus some day.

A souvenir exchange session then took place between Prof Chuah and Johnson Lim. It was followed by a photography session before the ceremony ended.

Prof Chuah (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Johnson Lim

Johnson Lim (right) presenting a token of appreciation to Prof Chuah

From left: Yap, Ashley Nga, Leon Chew, Wendy Ling, Shawn Ng, Agnest Chan, Lee Yip Fei, Johnson Lim, Prof Chuah, Prof Ewe, Prof Goi, Dr Lai, Dr Madhavan, Foo and Lee Wan Poh

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