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Menteri Besar Selangor Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari during a visit to the Aerodyne headquarters in Cyberjaya, on April 13, 2021. — Picture via FACEBOOK/AMIRUDIN SHARI

Selangor, Aerodyne collaborate to develop drone experts

SHAH ALAM, April 14 — The Selangor government, through the Selangor Technical Skills Development Centre (STDC), has formed a strategic partnership with Malaysian-based drone services company Aerodyne Group (Aerodyne) to develop specialised skills training, focusing on developing drone and data experts in the state.

In a joint statement by STDC and Aerodyne yesterday, Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the collaboration would include two main areas, which involves the capability development of STDC as an industry-driven Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centre and a career onboarding programme.

“(The first) involves 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.

“The career onboarding programme would train Selangor youths in drone technology, data technology and digital transformation, creating employment opportunities in drone services such as drone pilots and data analysts,” said Amirudin in the statement.

(Front, from left) Aerodyne founder and group chief executive officer Kamarul Muhamed and STDC chief executive officer Mohd Asyraf Amin. Witnessing the signing is Selangor Menteri Besar Selangor Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari as well as Aerodyne executive director Azita Azizan and Selangor deputy state secretary Dato’ Zamani Ahmad Mansor.

Amirudin had witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ceremony between STDC and Aerodyne in Cyberjaya, yesterday.

Meanwhile, Aerodyne said it will be providing expertise in drone technology and data technology while driving the digital transformation for the TVET institutions in Selangor.

Its founder and group chief executive officer Kamarul A Muhamed said Aerodyne’s drone professionals, also known as AeroRangers, are in operation across a wide variety of industries, including telco, wind, power, and oil and gas.

“As digital transformation changes the way people work, we believe that this is the right time for Malaysian talents to be trained for the jobs of the future.

“We are excited to play a key role in expanding human capacity development here in Malaysia in partnership with STDC,” he said in the statement.

The partnership programme took place from November 2020 till April 2021.

Moving forward, Aerodyne will continue by focusing on the development of an agricultural drone centre or excellence.

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