UUM-UMT COLLABORATION PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH INDUSTRIAL EXPOSURE
UUM ONLINE: Penang - University students are introduced to the industry not only for practicum training, but also to expand their network and develop leadership skills before entering the real world of work.
As a result, the School of Technology and Logistics Management (STML) Logistics and Transport Club (LOGTRANS), in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and UUM industry partner, PKT Logistics Group Sdn. Bhd., recently organised the '1st Annual UMT-UUM Logistics Symposium' at The Ship Campus, Batu Kawan.
President of LOGTRANS, Ms. Ain Syafiqa Ridzuan said the two-day programme was designed to build a network of university collaboration between students at UUM and UMT and the industry to give students the experience they need to succeed in the workforce.
According to her, the programme was designed to help shape students' identities and personalities as potential future leaders beyond academic content through the university's corporate social responsibility programme in Kampung Terus, Penanti.
Two teams of five students each from UUM and UMT competed in National Logistics Quiz Championship for a trophy donated by PKT Logistics and cash prizes. The UMT team triumphed, while the UUM team finished in second.
"It is hoped that a programme like this will be continued in the future because it can not only strengthen the relationship between students from these two universities, but also produce students with creative and innovative minds and strong leadership qualities," she said.
Dato' Seri Michael Tio, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PKT Logistics, officiated the opening ceremony of the '1st Annual UMT-UUM Logistics Symposium,' which was also attended by the Dean of STML, Prof. Dr. Nor Hasni Osman.