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 EDUCATION

KK Polytechnic inks deals with 17 industry players

12th August, 2020

By VESTA VANNESA JSOL

KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu Polytechnic (PKK) has inked Certificate of Collaboration (CoC) with 17 local and foreign industry players to widen skills and job prospects for its graduates.

“The signing sets a significant milestone for closer collaboration between PKK and different industries including tourism and hospitality, engineering, entrepreneurship and sport,” PKK Director, Ts Zainab Othman said.

Speaking at the CoC signing ceremony here on Tuesday, Zainab said rapid development of the country demands a highly skilled workforce to ensure the quality of work is on par with developed countries.

“As we move towards a global work culture, this CoC commits us to work together towards our common goal, which is to develop strategies that would help produce holistic and highly skilled graduates that meet the requirement of the industry.

“The growth of a sustainable economy of the country can be seen as very much dependent on a highly skilled workforce, which means that the country’s human capital needs to be equipped with the latest knowledge and skills in technology, especially in this era of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

“Hence, through the newly signed CoC, PKK is looking forward to working on knowledge and expertise sharing to empower the institution’s teaching and learning processes,” Zainab said.

Among PKK’s new industry partners are Dreamtel Magement Sdn Bhd, Agensi Pekerjaan Better Sdn Bhd, Autocount Sdn Bhd, Parkeso (Sabah), Institut Usahawan Muda Malaysia, Kaifa Haluka World, VK Maju (M) Sdn Bhd, Sabah Chefs Association, Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, Persatuan Petanque Negeri Sabah, G-Team Training, Seni Pancar Sdn bhd, Pusat Pengurusan Ecocampus, Multi Power Industry (M) Sdn Bhd and Taratara Wood Shop. Representatives of these agencies and business entities signed the CoC with Zainab at the ceremony.

Meanwhile, PKK’s collaboration with a foreign industry, STEAMSEL Foundation Australia was inked via as online platform.

Currently, PKK is collaborating with 138 industry partners from various industries around the globe. Also present were PKK Deputy Director (Academic and Academic Support), Norhanom Awang and Ts Md. Syadiqin Ag Adi.

   
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