Photo - Students take pilot seat at LIMA 15.
UK headquartered defence, security and aerospace manufacturer BAE Systems has reconfirmed its commitment to industry-linked education and training of Malaysian talent by collaborating with the MIGHT-Meteor Advanced Manufacturing and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Under a schools outreach programme, first launched at LIMA in 2011, the company sponsored 50 local school secondary school students from Langkawi to visit the show and to be inspired about technology and engineering, as a future career.
"By supporting this schools outreach programme during LIMA [Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition], we aim to motivate and encourage young Malaysians to develop an interest in science and engineering, hopefully driving the students' interest to pursue and build a career in these exciting fields. With a long heritage of over 30 years in Malaysia, BAE Systems is pleased to be able to play an instrumental role in fostering the development of local talent and driving interest to the industry," said John Brosnan, managing director, BAE Systems, South East Asia.
During the visit, the school children learnt about maritime, air and cyber activities with BAE Systems, as well as visiting the full scale replica of the Eurofighter Typhoon and taking part in a BAE Systems' quiz, said Brosnan.
With the schools outreach programme, BAE Systems' recent Malaysian education activities include:
- Sponsorship of Chevening Scholarships - in its fourth year, BAE Systems now sponsors 35 Malaysian students on post-graduate degrees in the UK
- The recently signed contract to fund an MSC in Cyber Security Management at the National Defence University of Malaysia with WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)
- Support for the LIMA '15 Career Days
As well as its Kuala Lumpur office, the company has chosen Malaysia for its regional cyber security management centre through its Applied Intelligence business unit.
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