INTI and SME Association of Klang Enters Partnership to Empower Students and Boost Local Businesses

August 22, 2023

In a noteworthy stride towards enhancing industry-academic partnerships and cultivating professional growth, INTI International University & Colleges and the SME Association of Klang have formally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The primary objective of the MoU is to establish a collaborative framework between INTI and the SME Association of Klang, inclusive of their respective members. By leveraging each other’s strengths, this partnership aims to facilitate meaningful engagement, exchange of knowledge, and skills development for the advantage of students, association members, and stakeholders.

Through this collaborative effort, INTI gains access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise possessed by the members of the SME Association of Klang. This enriches the learning experience of its students and equips them with valuable industry insights. The joint endeavours of these entities will encompass a diverse array of engagement mechanisms, spanning job placement initiatives, forums, workshops, mentorship programs, and skill development activities.
“This partnership underscores our shared commitments: the advancement of our students’ prospects and the prosperity of the local business landscape. Among the most exciting facets of this collaboration is the focus on augmenting graduate employability through INTI’s career services initiatives,” stated Chong Kok Wai, CEO of INTI International University & Colleges, during his speech.

(From left) Vimal Isha Kaur Harpajan Singh, Senior Legal Counsel of INTI International University & Colleges, Chong Kok Wai, Chief Executive Officer of INTI International University & Colleges, Foo Yen Lay, President of SME Association of Klang, and Alex Yap Ooi Keong, chairman of the organizing committee, SME Association of Klang pose for a photo after the MoU signing.

“With the inclusion of SME Klang, we are taking a step towards equipping our students with the skills, knowledge, and connections necessary to excel in the professional world,” he added.
Through the MoU, INTI will also provide attractive discounts on tuition fees to association members interested in pursuing any Working Professional Programme at INTI. This study discount will also be extended to their families, embodying INTI’s commitment to empower the wider community by rendering quality education and lifelong learning accessible.

Furthermore, the partnership between INTI and the SME Association of Klang will extend to the provision of complimentary and tailored training programs. These initiatives are designed to empower association members in enhancing their professional skills and knowledge.

“We firmly believe that education forms the bedrock of progress. Through collaborations with esteemed institutions like INTI, we can sculpt a brighter future for both our students and our nation. The SME Association of Klang takes immense pride in its role of nurturing and educating the upcoming generation, consequently fuelling the advancement of our cherished country. We stand prepared to support INTI,” affirmed Foo Yen Lay, President of the SME Association of Klang.

Both parties are enthusiastic about the potential impact of this collaboration and are eager to explore the multitude of opportunities that lie ahead. The signing of the MoU represents a significant milestone in the journey towards fostering a mutually beneficial relationship, enriching educational experiences, and contributing to the growth of industries and businesses in the region.

Representatives from INTI and SME Association of Klang in a group photo at the end of the ceremony.