Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (MIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two esteemed educational bodies in Iskandar Puteri, namely the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) and Raffles University Iskandar (RUI), signifying a bold move between MIM and the two universities in enhancing the talent pool and readying graduates for the industry.
The signing ceremony took place at Medini 6, Iskandar Puteri with Dr James Tee, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of MIM present with Interim Vice Provost, Dr Samantha Weston representing UoRM and President, Professor Dr. Graeme Britton representing RUI.
“It is our vision to make Medini City a healthy, smart, sustainable and livable city. We are upholding Medini City as the benchmark for young talents to learn the ropes of developing a city. Our collaboration with various universities will facilitate this learning process, whereby we will closely involve the universities, talents and the industry to produce a quality and skillful workforce that will elevate Medini City and Iskandar Puteri to greater heights,” said Dr. James.
The first intake will be in May 2018 where undergraduates from each university will undergo an internship programme in the fields of design, accounts, business and quantity survey which will run from three to six months.
“We are grateful for their support and commitment to boost the applied learning opportunities of our students. MIM has been instrumental in developing a smart and integrated city and we are thrilled to be working together in shaping an environment that is beneficial to all,” said Dr. Samantha Weston.
“RUI develops students so they graduate as young professionals. Students undertake projects and internships in industry to gain the requisite experience,” said Professor Dr. Graeme.