National Instruments and MARA Set up LabVIEW Academies to Enhance the Engineering Education Ecosystem in Malaysia
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Press release date: October 7, 2013
JOHOR, Malaysia –
- National Instruments signs MoU with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)
- The LabVIEW Academies features classroom curricula and hands-on exercise to undergraduates and graduates from MARA
- NI and MARA collaborate to promote more LabVIEW-trained and LabVIEW-certified engineers to the electrical and biomedical engineering industries
National Instruments (NI) has entered a strategic collaboration with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to set up LabVIEW Academies at the two colleges of higher education under MARA: the Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM) Ledang and KKTM Beranang. The two partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding last Friday at the KKTM Ledang campus.
LabVIEW Academy provides academic institutions around the world with classroom curricula and hands-on exercises to train students on the NI LabVIEW system design software.
According to the Chairman of MARA, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, LabVIEW has been widely used in academia and industry, and engineers and researchers that are trained with LabVIEW software are highly sought after in Malaysia as well as globally.
"We are happy to collaborate with NI to help enhance our engineering education system and graduate more LabVIEW-trained engineers and professionals to contribute to the economic development of Malaysia as well as the region," he said.
The LabVIEW Academies will be established at KKTM Ledang and KKTM Beranang. The partnership also presents an opportunity for students and professionals from MARA-linked companies and academic institutions to attend trainings led by NI instructors at the Industry Training Centre set up in KKTM Ledang.
"National Instruments is very pleased to enter this strategic partnership with MARA. The LabVIEW Academies will provide excellent opportunity to overcome the challenges and demands for LabVIEW proficient engineers in Malaysia as well as in Southeast Asia region," said Chandran Nair, Managing Director, ASEAN at National Instruments.
The engineering sector has been contributing significantly to the growth and development of Malaysia, an emerging Asian country aspiring to move towards a technology-driven, high-income economy based on growth industries and highly skilled workforce.
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