22nd December, 2016
KOTA KINABALU: Kolej Teknikal Yayasan Sabah (KTYS) has formalised its collaboration with the Federation of Sabah Manufacturers (FSI) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony at its City Campus, Sembulan recently.
The signing of the MoU shall create a new pathway for a smart cooperation between the two parties in terms of on-the-job industrial training and possible job placements for KTYS’s students.
The MoU was signed by KTYS Chief Executive Officer, Datin Dr. Hjh. Tarsiah TZ Taman and FSI’s President, Datuk Mohd. Basri Abd. Gafar and witnessed by Datuk Kamal Quadra, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KKYS Sdn. Bhd., as well as senior members of the FSI and senior management of KTYS.
Dr. Tarsiah remarked that, “to be associated with FSI is an important milestone for KTYS. Such initiative is a testament to KTYS’s serious commitment to produce competitive and skilled graduates as the development of highly skilled human capital is essential to helping our country make the shift towards an advanced nation.” Dr Tarsiah further added that the collaboration shall not only enhance KTYS’s industrial training programme but will also provide invaluable hands-on practical experiences for the students.
This collaboration is a vital step taken by KTYS as partnership with major industry players is important as it does not only provide job opportunities but also helps in producing skilled employees who are catered to the industry’s needs.
Federation of Sabah Industries (FSI), serves about 200 members comprising major players, SMIs, SMEs and the Cottage Industries involved in various manufacturing and non-manufacturing activities (property development, logistics, retail & wholesale, IT, event management and so on). Some of the manufacturing activities FSI members are engaged include F&B, O&G, E&E, Construction & Building Materials, Chemicals, Furniture, Textile & Garment, Shipbuilding, Plastic & Paper Packaging, Vehicle & Auto-parts.
Federation of Sabah Industries was formerly known as Federation of Sabah Manufacturers (FSM), which was formed in 1983.
Meanwhile, KTYS is currently having its Open Registration for December and January intake for all programmes.
Dr Tarsiah urged interested applicants to visit KTYS’s Marketing Department at the City Campus in Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu with their MyKAD and SPM results as soon as possible to ensure placement with the programmes and early application for loans or sponsorships.
Those who require further details can either contact Mr. Mohmud Zain at 019 842 2701 or Ms Elvian May at 016 303 5757. Alternatively, they can also refer to the college’s home page at www.ktys.edu.my or follow KTYS’s facebook : Kolej Teknikal Yayasan Sabah.