Photo - Quint CEO Maurice Boon seated second from left, with FKA Director Dato' Dr. Mohd Fadzilah Kamsah to his left.
Independent IT consulting firm Quint Wellington Redwood (Quint) has signed an agreement in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia's Fadzilah Kamsah Academy (FKA).
Under the agreement, Quint, which delivers IT training to more than 30,000 professionals every year through Quint Academy, will authorise FKA to offer Quint's full portfolio under APMG [a global certification body] for both e-learning and classroom training. The delivery of the programmes will be authorised either through Quint's accredited trainer or certification via external trainers that meet accreditation processes by APMG that use Quint's accredited courseware and exams.
Jeffrey Doss, Quint's Asia regional director, said these certified courses offered by organisations like FKA can make a significant difference. "Job specialisation today requires not only unique skills but a healthy dose of reality. Unable to take a gamble any longer, organisations are increasingly turning to training centres such as Quint Academy and FKA to gain the competitive edge."
Dato' Dr. Mohd Fadzilah Kamsah said that training centres have evolved and that this move was in in-line with government objectives to transform Malaysia into a knowledge-based society. "We can no longer just assume that professionals who walk in our doors, study the materials, and pass tests, will be fine. We need to ensure that they are equipped to handle real-life scenarios... give them a dose of reality, so to speak."
"With the difficult business environment of today, it is vital that organisations find themselves with the best employees they can," said Mohd Fadzilah. "Thanks to more Malaysian companies adopting a lean approach to business, the partnership between Quint Wellington and FKA is an ideal catalyst to businesses here."
Quint Asia education director Jean Yong said: "For true professionals, the job market is becoming increasingly focused. Look at the number of positions open today that require applicants to be certified in specific courses."
"Our key differentiation is that our instructors are our consultants. They are able to bring not only professional theory to students, but are able to apply real world experience from a diverse field of clients to the classroom," said Yong.
FKA was originally established in 2011 by motivator Dato' Dr. Haji Mohd Fadzilah Kamsah to deliver organisational and personal development programmes to bumiputera individuals and the public sector.
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