An industrial pact was ascertained between Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Gigatech Engineering Sdn. Bhd. (GESB) on January 13, 2012 focusing on Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR). UniKL through its branch campus UniKL Malaysia France Institute (UniKL MFI) inked the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gigatech Engineering Sdn. Bhd., a well established M&E (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) contractor in designing, installing, testing and commissioning of Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning systems for commercial buildings, at UniKL City Campus. The treaty will open doors for UniKL MFI's final semester undergraduates in the programme Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons.) in Air Conditioning and Industrial Refrigeration to undergo On-Job Training (OJT) at GESB for 16 weeks. The OJT will equip Final Year Students with industrial exposure as well as a platform for them to carry out their Final Year Project (FYP).
"We believe this is a win-win partnership between UniKL and GESB. We are committed in setting the new trend for the market by providing specific services that caters the unique needs of our clients. Our ambition is to change the market and the industry, and at the same time, we are offering opportunities for UniKL students to contribute in the process." remarked the Managing Director, GESB, Mr. Wong Cheok Gid who represented GESB for the signing. UniKL was represented by its President/CEO, Prof. Dato' Dr. Abdul Hakim Juri for the signing and Dean, UniKL MFI, Assoc. Prof. Haron Abas as witness. Apart from giving industrial exposure to the students and delivering technology transfer programme, this cooperation is also expected to enhance and boost the research (R&D) in the field of HVACR. Also present during the ceremony were, UniKL Deputy President (Management & Services), Dato' Haji Mohamed Hisham Che Abdul Ghani, Deputy President (Technopreneur & Student Affairs), Prof. Ahmad Zahir Haji Mokhtar and Mr. Barry Khoo, General Manager, GESB who was also the witness of the signing.
Reported by, Syaidatul Ehya Nadzeri Corporate Communication Division
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