MALAYSIA BOARD OF TECHNOLOGISTS AWARDS DAMANSARA REALTY’S TRAINING & CONSULTANCY UNIT INDUSTRY AWARD FOR BIOMEDICAL FIELD CONTRIBUTIONS
From left to right- Ts. Mohd Nazrol bin Marzuke, MBOT Registrar; YB Tan Sri Dato’ Academician (Dr.) Ts. Ahmad Zaidee bin Laidin, President of MBOT; YB Dato’ Haji Mahfuz bin Haji Omar, Deputy Minister of Human Resources; and Ts. Brian Iskandar bin Zulkarim, Group Managing Director of Damansara Realty Berhad.
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 NOVEMBER 2019 – Damansara Realty Berhad’s (DBhd) subsidiary, Damansara PMC Services Sdn Bhd (DPMC) received the “Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) Most Supportive Industry Award” in recognition of its expertise in the biomedical technology and technical fields as well as contributions in elevating the industry efficiencies at MBOT’s Professional Modular Programme (Cyber Security) inaugural ceremony today.
The MBOT awards also endorses DPMC’s training programmes and efforts in helping students, practitioners, technicians and technologists qualify for MBOT’s registry and further elevate their professions in the biomedical field.
Graced by YB Dato’ Haji Mahfuz Haji Omar, Deputy Minister of Human Resource, the inauguration event also saw DPMC along with 14 other companies exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MBOT, officially appointing them as a member of MBOT’s Technology Expert Panel (TEP) for related technology fields recognised by the MBOT.
As a TEP member, DPMC will be one of MBOT’s industry experts, providing advisory on the development and enhancement of industry standards for related technology fields recognised by the MBOT. This appointment will create a cooperative alliance between DPMC and MBOT to elevate Health and Medical Technology as an advanced field in the future.
“Today marks a major milestone for DBhd, and it is an honour to receive this recognition from MBOT. In addition to MBOT Industry Award, our appointment as a TEP member really speaks volumes for DPMC who has always taken an active role in uplifting the professions of technologists and technicians in Malaysia via high-quality training,” said Group Managing Director, Ts. Brian Iskandar Zulkarim.
Furthering DPMC’s contributions to the industry, the company has also established collaborations with local educational institutions such as Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM) and University Malaya (UM) to further equip its technical students, industrial engineers and technicians with industry-ready technical and soft skills, particularly in the biomedical field.
This initiative is in support of the government’s focus on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) towards developing more skilled and certified technical personnel in Malaysia.
“We already have four Technologists (Ts.) in Damansara Realty and one of them is DPMC’s Executive Director. Under this MoU, our four Technologists will form part of MBOT’s Technological and Technical Accreditation Council (TTAC) who will help conduct professional assessments for MBOT’s technology accreditation programs. We believe that training and upskilling talent is a critical step forward to keeping ourselves relevant, future-proofing our workforce to meet the challenges of the future, such as Industry 4.0.” he added.
In 2019, DPMC has successfully upskilled more than 200 technical personnel and 35 of them were subsequently hired into 15 medical equipment principals and distributors including Fujifilm (M) Sdn. Bhd., Canon Medical System Sdn. Bhd., and Ebdesk Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.