Aerodyne Group and the Federation of Malaysian State Skills Development Centre (FMSDC) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on a national talent initiative to develop up to 2,000 youth for the drone and advanced data technology industry.
Chairman of FMSDC, Muhamed Ali Hajah Mydin said the collaboration aims to certify more than 200 fresh and unemployed graduates this year with industrial skills and competencies from Aerodyne itself in drone technology.
“The main objective of the State Skills Development Centres’ existence is the industries at each locality that play the role of initiating and developing business policies, type of technical courses or training the industries require, development of modules and the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) development.
“Developing young talent equipped with knowledge and capabilities are critical to bring forward-looking approaches and lead the way in sustaining business in a highly competitive and ever-changing global economic landscape,” he said.
Aerodyne’s founder and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kamarul A Muhamed said the global drone market is anticipated to reach US$25 billion by the end of 2023 witnessing a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent owing to the significant use of drones in various sectors.
“We can foresee an attendant demand for human resources such as pilots, data analysts and programmers to support the projected industry boom.
“Our strategic partnership with FMSDC is an exciting way to upskill Malaysian talent not only for the local market but also global as well,” Kamarul said.
Aerodyne has also partnered with the Selangor Technical Skills Development Centre (STDC) to develop specialised skills training for developing drone and data experts in Selangor.
Present at the signing, Selangor Chief Minister, Amiruddin Shaari said the collaboration will cover two main areas.
“Firstly, the partnership will cover the capability development of STDC involving technical knowledge transfer, industry-driven curriculum enhancement and Train-the-Trainer series, upgrading of equipment and facilities, including the setup of an agriculture drone centre of excellence in Kuala Selangor.