Press Statement by Datuk Ter Leong Yap, Deputy President of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) on Unity Internship Programme
The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) and Malaysian Retailer Chains Association (MRCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Unity Internship Programme with Universiti Malaya and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) today at the Universiti Malaya. The MOU signing was witnessed by Y.B. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Kurup, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, and ACCCIM was represented by Datuk Ter Leong Yap, Deputy President.
The Unity Internship Programme between ACCCIM, MRCA, UM and UiTM was initiated by the National Unity and Integration Department (JPNIN) of the Prime Minister’s Department, with the objectives to foster unity and understanding of cross-culture and cross-careers among students of various races, to facilitate the intake of students of all races to undergo trainings in private sector, and to enhance the abilities, skills and confidence of students of all races when working with the private sector.
The ACCCIM fully support the Unity Internship Programme and is happy to collaborate with these two prestige universities, i.e. UM and UiTM in an effort to improve, enhance and preserve unity among students of higher learning institutions. ACCCIM always view human resource development as an important factor contributing to economic development and advancement. As at 26th November 2014, 87 members’ companies of ACCCIM Constituent Chambers have registered for Unity Internship Programme, which will provide internship trainings for 542 students of various courses such as engineering, accountancy, logistics, information technology, finance & banking, marketing, business administration, human resource management, journalism, travel & tourism, graphic design, web design etc.
The MOU signed today is Phase I of the Unity Internship Programme. The ACCCIM is working closely with JPNIN for Phase II programme, i.e. the Unity Industrial Training Programme of which graduates from UTAR, HELP, SEGI and New Era College will receive internship training at Tabung Haji, KWSP, FELDA and Simedarby.
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