PHE to invest RM10 mln to set up Bosch-certified training centres in Malaysia
11 Nov 2021
Peninsula Higher Education (PHE) Sdn Bhd and Bosch Rexroth Sdn Bhd have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up Boschcertified skills training centres across Malaysia.
Director of PHE Sdn Bhd Datuk Seri Michael Tio said in the next five years, PHE will invest RM10 million to set up state-of-the-art labs for engineering courses starting at its The Ship Campus here in Batu Kawan, with the first lab targeted to be available in June.
He said the centre will offer courses in mechatronics and will expand its course offerings based on demand and contributions from other industry leaders.
“I understand the importance of engineering courses in Batu Kawan…the demand is so high, there is a mismatch between the production of engineering students and the demand of the industry especially when Penang is known as the Silicon Valley of the East,” he said after the MoU signing ceremony at PHE The Ship Campus here today. “We are looking for training equipment not only to produce Industry 4.0 relevant graduates but provide training for employees in the industry.”
He added that for the first year of the collaboration, around 600 students from the college, as well as industry employees will be following the professional Industry 4.0 relevant (I4.0) certificate programme.
President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth in ASEAN and Oceania Michel Gunawan said Bosch Rexroth will provide the building blocks of the centre, including training equipment, technical support as well as its Modular Mechatronic System (mMS4.0), which is a syllabus that is tailored to the local market.
“Rexroth has developed the mMS4.0 for universities and educational institutions which is a training system for I4.0, where the content can be taught practically. It incorporates all of the functions of a complete production system, including logistics. More cells can be flexibly added to the system, (for example) the six-axis robot will be taught along the mMS4.0,” he said in his speech today.