Kuala Lumpur, 11 April 2018 : MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp) began it’s first MyHSR Academy Initiative as it entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with eight universities. Aimed at developing talent to fill high-skilled jobs for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) as well as to enhance quality of local talent to position Malaysia as a key regional player in the HSR industry, the MyHSR Academy’s key focus area include delivering professional training programmes and facilitating the delivery of academic and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses with HSR/Rail elements in order to create a pipeline of end-to-end rail talent supply.
The eight universities that partnered with MyHSR Corp are Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka(UTeM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and partner TVET institutions include Polytechnics and Community Colleges, Institut Latihan Kemahiran Belia & Sukan (ILKBS) under Kementerian Belia & Sukan (KBS) and MARA.
Under this MoU, all parties intend to work together on the development of the academic and TVET programmes with the required HSR or rail modules as well as programmes such as student internship and lecturer attachment programmes for the university collaboration and apprenticeship and training-of-trainers for the TVET collaboration. Additionally, respective institutions will continuously review and improve their programmes to consistently meet the requirements and demand of the HSR industry, and promote the programmes and career path in HSR industry to students and trainees, and promote research in the field of HSR.
The rollout of the rail academic programmes in respective universities are expected to begin in September 2018, which will be accessible to third year students.