Universiti Malaya in collaboration with PETRONAS conducted a one-day programme to create a bridge between the academia and the industry through knowledge sharing in order to nurture talent and continuous progress in line with PETRONAS’ sustainability goals.
This programme, titled PETRONAS – UM CHESS Networking: Nurturing Talents, Shaping the Future, was organised under PETRONAS’s umbrella initiative called ‘Collaboration with Higher Education Strategic IntiativeS or better known as ‘CHESS’.
The first-of-its-kind programme is also organised pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding executed between PETRONAS and Universiti Malaya in July 2021.
Various activities have been arranged, ranging from industry sharing, UM alumni meet-and-greet session to networking and CV clinic, to give students of Universiti Malaya some insights on the nature of business and opportunities to be explored in PETRONAS.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs), Professor Dr. Sabri Musa delivered his welcoming remarks for this event and followed by opening remarks by the Vice President, Group Project Delivery, Project Delivery & Technology of PETRONAS, Noor Ilias Mohd Idris, which was delivered by Mr. Mohd Fadhil Samat, Head of Project Control, Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS, at Auditorium Perdana Siswa, Kompleks Perdana Siswa, Universiti Malaya.
“The programmes that were planned and executed aim to nurture talents as well as developing students’ capability especially in the Oil and Gas Sector,” said Professor Dr. Sabri.
This initiative also aims to provide a foundation and a platform to strengthen ties between the industry and the academia aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) under the Quality Education agenda.
Professionals from PETRONAS shared their knowledge and experiences within the industry as well as best practices with the students during the sessions, where the students got a glimpse of what is happening in the industry as well as its expectations.
About 250 students from across all academic faculties and academies participated in this one-day programme.