AIMS and INTI to collaborate on industry-relevant curricula
By Digital News Asia June 12, 2014
- AIMS to be involved in learning programmes and industry projects
- Internship and job opportunities to be created for INTI students
THE AIMS Group (AIMS) and INTI International University & Colleges (INTI) have announced a joint partnership under the ‘INTI Corporate Partner’ (ICP) initiative to provide the latter’s students with more industry-specific programmes.
These programmes would be crucial to prepare them for their future career and boost their employability, AIMS said in a statement.
AIMS chief executive officer Chiew Kok Hin said that while 4.4 million IT jobs will be created globally by 2015 to support the growth of big data, only one-third of the jobs will be filled.
“Gartner’s research finding strongly indicates that one of the current global problems is the lack of relevant talents, as students are not equipped with the right set of industry-specific skills.
“This is precisely why AIMS has embarked on this partnership with INTI, which is to contribute our industry expertise by providing our input into academic programmes to ensure that they are industry-relevant and are in tandem with changes that affect the industry,” he said.
AIMS will also provide guest speakers from its senior management level, sponsor specific employer projects and offer INTI students’ internship opportunities at the company that can potentially lead to job offers, it said.
“We are incredibly pleased with our partnership with AIMS, as this is in line with one of the pillars of our mission, which is to provide the most innovative education,” said INTI International College Kuala Lumpur chief executive Jeffery Goh.
“By providing academic programmes which are vetted by industry players, we are putting [our students] in touch with current industry trends and issues, which are invaluable learnings that will give them the edge over their peers,” he added.
INTI will also offer scholarships as well as fee rebates for AIMS employees who want to further their studies at INTI.
“This will encourage a culture of continuous learning amongst AIMS employees to keep up with specialised knowledge,” said Chiew.
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