UMP and PERHEBAT to help empower former army personnel
By: MOHD. FERDAUS MUSA, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION DIVISION
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and the Armed Forces Ex-Servicemen Affairs Corporation (PERHEBAT) are working together to empower former army personnel by providing skills training that will help them to have better economic standing.
The programme, conducted by UMP through its subsidiary - UMP Advanced Education (UMPA), will not only include human resource development programme such as the life-long education programme but also other forms of cooperation such as consultation and expertise services and in any field necessary that will support the needs of industries for trained workers.
Under this transition training programme, the army personnel will acquire added values that can support the needs of industries or they can opt to work on their own after completing their services with the armed forces.
The cooperation between UMP and PERHEBAT was formally inked in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between UMP Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim and PERHEBAT Chairman Lt. Jen. Dato’ Sri Abdul Aziz Ibrahim (R) and witnessed by Minister of Defence, Yang Berhormat Mohamad Sabu who represented the Prime Minister.
It was held in conjunction with PERHEBAT’s 52nd Convocation which was held at Wisma Perwira, Kuala Lumpur on December 23, 2018.
Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. Daing Nasir said under the strategic partnership, UMP would set up a PERHEBAT satellite campus that would streamline all training activities.
“The campus will act as a one-stop centre that will manage the training programmes provided to army veterans especially those in Pahang.
“UMP will offer its internal expertise to implement the training programmes including those of experienced lecturers,” he said.
Also present at the event were UMPA Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mohamad Rozi Hassan and university officials.
The programme targets between 400 and 500 participants to undergo training programme at UMPA for 2019.