MIGHT, Malaysia

The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Thales to develop skilled manpower for the country’s rail industry.

The MoU, signed as part of a key project to establish of a Rail Centre of Excellence (RCOE), is intended to help Malaysia deal with the challenges involved in supplying skilled workers to the country’s rail industry.

As part of the public-private initiative, both parties will be responsible for the provision of specific content for the RCOE concerning signalling and communications for main line and urban rail, including courseware, train-the-trainer programmes, project management support and facilities.

"The MoU is intended to help Malaysia deal with the challenges involved in supplying skilled workers to the country’s rail industry."

MIGHT president and CEO Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman said: "Thales, as a member of MIGHT, has expressed genuine interest in the long-term development of Malaysia’s rail industry and recognises that this begins by developing and fostering local talent and transferring the necessary expertise."

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The Malaysian government is planning to meet the rail industry’s manpower objectives by collaborating with industry players, both local and international.

The RCOE will initially be responsible for delivering training, and has been earmarked as a future host for research and development activities.

The RCOE will also house small and medium enterprises, original equipment manufacturers and production facilities in the future.


Image: The Malaysian government aims to address the rail industry’s need for manpower with the relevant technical qualifications and skills. Photo: courtesy of Thales Group.