Dynamik Technologies and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration and partnership at a ceremony at the UBD Business Library yesterday.
The collaboration and partnership will leverage each other’s strengths to advance academic, research, and technological endeavours while fostering innovation, development, and mutual growth which may involve staff training and students’ internship.
It also aims to promote the transfer of technology and innovation between UBD and Dynamik Technologies by offering a platform to exchange ideas, expertise, and technological advancements to foster the development and commercialisation of innovative solutions and products.
Minister of Education and Chair of UBD Council Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh officiated the signing as the guest of honour.
Dynamik Technologies was represented by its Chief Executive Officer Haslina binti Haji Mohd Taib and Head of Corporate Services Hajah Siti Rozana binti Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos while signing for UBD was Vice Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) Professor Dr Mohd Ayub Sadiq.
The event continued with the signing of contracts for the second batch of ‘Headstart’ comprising two UBD undergraduates Abdul Haziq Iman bin Haji A Mirasin and Abdul Qaiyum bin Haji Muhammad, who will be trained and industry-certified in the fields of network administration and database administration.
Haslina highlighted the importance to keep up with the change driven by technologies of the Industrial Revolution and that both education and professional developments play an important role in fulfilling the skills shortage in information technology (IT).
Dynamik Technologies launched the Headstart Programme in 2021, to develop industry-ready graduates who will be fully equipped to perform in the workplace.
“We are pleased to share that the first batch of ‘Headstart’ from UBD have achieved the SAP Certified Development Specialist in Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP), qualifying them to be a part of an international workforce of SAP certified professionals.
“We are so proud of them being able to balance their work and studies in order to achieve their certification and look forward to their continuous contribution to Dynamik Technologies and our nation.” Meanwhile, UBD School of Digital Science Dean Professor Dr Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva in his welcoming speech, said that the programme has been tailored for any “second-year Bachelor of Digital Science students to earn 16 modular credits by completing various courses under the ‘Headstart’ programme where they will receive practical training, on-the-job experience, and a monthly stipend while pursuing their Bachelor of Digital Science”.
Headstarters will receive their degree upon graduation and possess internationally-recognised certifications in their relevant field of choice: change management, project management and IT service management as well as given a conditional offer to work with Dynamik for four years upon successfully fulfilling the terms and conditions.
‘Headstarter’ graduate from the first batch Nadeeya Norjemee shared her insights on how the programme has equipped her with the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with her colleagues.
“Being in this dynamic work environment has provided me with the opportunity to observe how different teams work together on projects, which has been an invaluable learning experience,” said Nadeeya.
“Additionally, I have had the privilege of working under a skilled supervisor who has taught me the importance of leadership qualities such as active listening and problem-solving,” she added.
Another first batch Headstarter, Radin Mas Halimahtul Amyza binti Radin Mas Emran said the Headstart programme has honed her soft skills, particularly in the areas of communication, time management, teamwork and adaptability.
“I believe that these skills will prove to be essential in my professional growth and enable me to become a valuable member of Dynamik Technologies,” she said.
Radin Mas Halimahtul Amyza said that she now knows where to stand in her long-term career aspirations as an IT developer and expressed her desire to continue developing her skills and knowledge.
Published date: Tuesday, 04 July 2023 – Lyna Mohamad
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