A MoU signing ceremony was held on 1st of Dec 2016 between SGB MY, represented by its Managing Director, Mr. Franz Hierz and Nilai University, represented by its Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato Dr. Sothi Rachagan.
SGB MY and Nilai University agreed to collaborate on the design and execution of a hands-on industrial training programme at SGB MY which may involve industrial case studies or projects related to the manufacturing or performance of the transformers. Besides that, programs such as talks, seminars, workshops and trainings can be held to improve the technical and career development knowledge of the engineering undergraduate students.
In return, SGB MY will be enjoying quality of support, fresh ideas and energy that the student brings into the work environment. It also allows SGB MY staff to develop leadership and mentoring skills, create exposure for the company, and bring new perspectives and fresh ideas into the work environment. It is also a convenient pathway for the company to recruit human resource, as trainees can be integrated into the workforce after they graduate.
The transformer (active part) model sponsored by SGB MY Sdn Bhd will be essential for educational use mainly for subjects such as Electrical Technology, Electrical Machines & Drives and Electrical Power. Students should be able to visualize the actual construction of power transformer and demonstrate the understanding of the concept and application in the engineering field.
Nilai University, located in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan was established as Nilai College in 1997 and was upgraded to a university college in 2007 and a full-fledged university in 2012. The university has five faculties, which are Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Written by: Farid Hassan
Edited by: Anthony Ling