Shah Alam, 3 June 2013 – The UMW Group announced today that 21 of its employees had graduated from its Executive Diploma in General Management (EDGM) programme. The programme which was first launched in 2007 with SEGi University College, is aimed at providing supervisors and executives in UMW with the opportunity to equip themselves with advanced management skills and knowledge.
This objective is in-line with UMW’s aspirations of becoming a world-class organisation and allows the company to implement a strategic, structured and continuous development programme that enhances and broadens workforce skills and knowledge to operate across the business functions within its operations. To-date, more than 100 of UMW’s employees have benefitted from the programme.
‘The Group’s growth in the past decade has been spectacular and we need to continually reflect this position in the quality of our workforce”, said UMW President and Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir, regarding the Group’s commitment towards the programme.
This year, the programme will take in another 25 UMW employees for a period between 9 to 12 months where they will be exposed to various modules including finance, international business as well as marketing management. The Diploma will be awarded by UMW, SEGi and The University of Sunderland, UK.
The graduation ceremony was graced by the presence of UMW Chairman, Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Megat Najmuddin, Chairman, S.E.G. International and Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir, UMW President and Group CEO.
Background on UMW
The UMW Group is an international conglomerate that develops industries, manages partnerships and facilitates growth. It is involved in four core businesses – Automotive, Equipment, Manufacturing & Engineering, and Oil & Gas.
Adopting its rallying call – Beyond Boundaries®, UMW is set to play a leading role in shaping the future of its industries globally. The Group will do this by inspiring vibrant ideas, nurturing potential, pioneering partnerships and delivering excellence in everything it does; the rewards of which will contribute to the progress and well-being of its stakeholders.