ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and i2M Ventures signed a Strategic Partnership to create a ready pool of Global Business Service (GBS)-skilled talents equipped with GBS qualification and expertise. The partnership involves a sponsorship of 300 i2M Ventures ACCA GBS Diploma in support of growing the GBS investment in Iskandar Puteri.
Signing the agreement on behalf of i2M Ventures was Managing Director, Zulfiqar Zainuddin while ACCA was represented by Stephen Shields, Director of Strategic Partnerships.
Stephen expressed his delight for the creation of specialised GBS talents to meet the growing GBS industry needs in Malaysia and Iskandar Puteri.
“Our qualifications have been developed in consultation with over 50 major employers and are designed to help your employees develop their technical skills, industry knowledge, business acumen and analytical capabilities as well as to support the GBS sector’s need for suitable talents, pipeline and upskilling of existing talents,” said Stephen adding that ACCA has long supported the GBS through extensive research and insight programmes.
Also present at the event to witness the signing was Nusajaya ADUN, Dr. Zaini Abu Bakar. GBS sector in Malaysia is expected to grow between 10% and 15% over the next three years, with more companies striving to run their businesses more effectively and efficiently.