ESnet Academy Sdn Bhd, a renowned Perak-based automotive skills academy joined hands with DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia to offer quality education and training to students in the silver state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties was signed on Tuesday, January 17 at Kinta Riverfront Hotel, Ipoh.

Director of ESnet Academy Sdn Bhd, Syed Nasrul Azmi, and Vice Chancellor of DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia, Professor Dr Garry James Clayton, signed the memorandum on behalf of respective parties.

According to Azmi, ESnet Academy has trained over 600 students under their Malaysian Skills Certificate programme. With the joint venture, students of the academy are now able to pursue a degree in the automotive field.

“Our students will be given the opportunity to further their studies at DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia in Pekan Pahang,” said Azmi after the ceremony.

ESnet Academy has given RM500,000 worth of scholarships to five charitable organisations to sponsor the tuition fees of students in need.

“By offering financial aid to orphans and needy students, they’re able to obtain free education in their selected field of study,” Azmi added.

“This is our first partnership with a local institute. We look forward to exchanging knowledge, ideas and academic human resources with each other,” enthused Dr Clayton.

The collaboration will provide students with a conducive learning environment and be equipped with automotive skills which will come in handy.

Luqman Hakim