UNITAR Launches Sino-Malaysia “Silk-Road College” Modern Apprenticeship Joint Training Programme

Petaling Jaya, 18 April 2024In efforts to promote globalised education, UNITAR International University (“UNITAR”) has partnered with the Jiaxing Nanyang Polytechnic Institute (JNPI) and Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co Ltd. (Jingxing Holdings Sdn. Bhd.) to introduce a Modern Apprenticeship Joint Training Programme. This collaboration between the parties is set to award students a Diploma in Mechatronics Technology upon completion with an opportunity for employment in Malaysia.



This partnership
is a year in the making with the cooperation framework agreement of the Sino-Malaysia Silk Road School being signed at the Jiaxing Nanyang Polytechnic Institute in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, on March 22, 2023. This began a wholesome avenue for beneficial initiatives between both institutions.


The Modern Apprenticeship Joint Training Programme will be divided into 3 parts within the programme’s 3-year duration. In the first year, students will be required to study basic courses at UNITAR’s campus in Malaysia. Following this, their credits will be transferred to Jiaxing Nanyang Polytechnic Institute in China to fulfil programme requirements in mechatronics technology. Finally, students will return to complete their internship at Zhejiang Jingxing’s factory located in Banting, Malaysia.


With options that allow students to make a great leap in their academic and career pathway, this will be a remarkable step forward for UNITAR, Jiaxing Nanyang Polytechnic Institute and Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Co Ltd., creating a unique opportunity for quality education and highly skilled employment”, said Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid bin Abu Bakar, Vice-Chancellor of UNITAR, at the launch of this programme.


The Modern Apprenticeship Joint Training Programme will begin accepting candidates immediately and is set to welcome the first batch of students in May 2024.  The programme promises students to gain exponential opportunities by graduating with a quality education and becoming strong income generators with a rewarding career in Malaysia.


This collaboration is another progressive step between the institutions involved to showcase their magnificent capabilities as leading educational institutions within Malaysia and China. UNITAR, as a leading Malaysian private university, takes advantage of providing world-class education to all its students to cement its legacy as a trusted brand in education.


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