|UCSI University Inks Milestone MoU with CADD Centre|
Kuala Lumpur - UCSI University's Engineering students may now obtain training and certification in commercial software by paying a fraction of the market price.
This comes after the University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CADD Centre – Asia's largest training and certification provider for commercial software – to provide students with value-added training before they graduate.
Under the MoU, the training will be conducted in-house and staff of UCSI University's Engineering Faculty may obtain the same training for free.
Hailing the landmark deal, UCSI University deputy vice-chancellor (Academic Affairs and Research) Prof Emeritus Dr Lim Koon Ong said that the MoU was significant milestone in the University's long track record of industry-academia collaboration.
"CADD has a strong presence in 16 countries and a trained CADD engineer walks out of one of the brand's 326 centres worldwide every six minutes," he said in his speech.
"With this MoU, UCSI University students will be able to keep abreast of the latest industrial developments with constant exposure to the latest software. They will also be able to obtain training in software like Mathlab and Solidworks before they graduate."
Prof Lim added that the two-way engagement with CADD would improve the University's curriculum, enhancing its strong standing as a university of choice for employers and strengthening its commitment to the Professional Board.
Rohini Alagappar – Centre Head of CADD Malaysia – also lauded the move, saying that both parties were on the same page in their pursuit of excellence.
"UCSI University has a tradition of placing strong emphasis on knowledge while CADD is renowned for skill training," she said in her speech.
"Today's partnership creates synergy between the two organisations and we are happy to provide students with additional knowledge and value-added skills to complement what they learn at university."
Adding that CADD's training and learning materials were meticulously prepared and printed after rigorous testing in the industry, Rohini extended an invite to UCSI University staff to visit CADD's headquarters in India.
Assoc Prof Eng Dr Jimmy Mok, the dean of UCSI University's Engineering Faculty, was also present at the MoU signing ceremony.
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