Chief executive officer ST Rubaneswaran said the programme is a collaborative effort between the group and HLX Integrated Innovation Centre (HLX), and will be offered at the HLX Academy starting January next year.
Speaking at a media briefing on the programme here today, he said the company will be a key stakeholder in HLX's digital campus to provide specialised development and upskilling programmes; matching talent skill sets with the needs of the industry and the government.
The REIT is leveraging its shareholder, Hong Leong Group, to gain more advantages among its competitors. GuocoLand (Malaysia) Equities Sdn Bhd has a 21.66% stake, Hong Leong Assurance Bhd 20.6% and Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd 2.1%.
“Tied in Hong Leong Group and Malaysia Digital Economy Corp is the first infrastructure [partnership that] we built, [and] then we want to build the infrastructure of our team and partners, for example, co-working space operators,” said Eusoffe Chua, chief executive officer of Tower REIT, controlled by Hong Leong Group.
KCOM Group will be a key stakeholder of the HLX Academy to provide specialised development and upskilling programmes under its Beyond4 training banner, matching talent skill sets to the needs of the industry and government, as well as mentoring and industry placements.
"We at KCOM Group, with our Centre of Excellence Training (CoET) Beyond4 platform, have been leading this upskilling journey towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 since 2016 with our CoET partners," said KCOM Group chief executive officer S.T. Rubaneswaran.