Dr. Zaini showing content of the document to Chairman Technology Education Leader Datuk Ibrahim Thamby Chik (left) and Mr. Ivan Ng (right).

JOHOR BAHRU, 20 January 2012 : Hewlett-Packard (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Technology Education Leader Sdn. Bhd. offer Software Education Programme to 100 UTM students, beginning Final Semester  Break for 2011/2012 Academic Session.

UTM Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang said, the programme is offered to 100 final year undergraduates of Faculty of Computer Science and Information System.

 He said, those  selected to participate in this programme must  go through a special screening program prior to  the six weeks’ programme in UTM after completing their studies.

“Hewlett-Packard  (M) Sdn. Bhd and Technology Education Leader Sdn. Bhd will be monitoring the progress of the students and they will find jobs for the students in the companies that integrate HP software, within or outside the country.

“The ultimate goal of the programme is to intensify the employability of  Science Computer undergraduates as to meet the demand of skilled manpower in the field of software testing in the country,” he said.

In the execution of such programme, three parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which was held at UTM Johor Bahru, today.

UTM was represented by Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang while Hewlett-Packard (M) Sdn Bhd by Director Asean PSO HP Softwate Mr. Ivan Ng and Technology Education Leader Sdn Bhd by Chief Executive Officer, Datin Zaharah Dato’ Jelani.

Among the substance of the collaboration is Hewlett-Packard will provide industrial training to UTM students; and will provide trained instructor as well as the training software tools required for the purpose of the programme.

Dr. Zaini cited, the collaboration will enable UTM to implement software education courses designed to provide students with the expertise related to software testing tools, industry standards and practical training in Hewlett-Packard Training Programmes.

“The collaboration marks UTM continuous effort in industrial linkages to ensure the quality of its graduates and programmes meet the current needs of the industry.

“This collaboration is expected to be a starting point for greater collaboration with Hewlett-Packard and sharing of expertise in establishment of software testing lab in UTM,” he said.