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Mara chairman Dato’ Hajah Azizah visits UniKL MIAT

SUBANG: Newly-appointed Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) chairman YB Dato’ Hajah Azizah Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Dun undertook an official visit to UniKL Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) in.

Dato’ Hajah Azizah was briefed on the progress of the aviation technology institute and programmes offered by UniKL Deputy President (Academic and Technology) Prof Dr Shahrulniza Musa during a one-hour tour of the institute that included visits to two helicopter hangars.

She was earlier met on arrival by Mara Director-General Datuk Azhar Abdul Manaf, UniKL Chairman Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Sukiman Sarmani, UniKL Deputy President (University Development & Sustainability) Datuk Salmah Hayati Ghazali, UniKL Chief Marketing and Planning Officer Dato’ Amir Azhar Ibrahim, Dean of UniKL MIAT Prof Dato’ Ts. Er. Dr Mohamad Dali Isa, senior officials from the Ministry of Rural Development and Mara.

Also in attendance was YBhg Datuk Dato’ Prof Ir Dr Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha (Vice Chancellor of Universiti Tenaga Nasional), Mara council members, Managing Director of Galaxy Aerospace En. Shamsul Kamar Samsudin, Managing Director of Hammock Helicopter Sdn Bhd Mr Mark David McGregor and senior officials and lecturers from UniKL Chancellery and MIAT.

“It was a very fruitful visit to UniKL MIAT. We have state of the art facilities including live workshops, hangars and highly trained and multi-skilled teaching personnel,” said Dato’ Hajah Azizah. “I strongly believe UniKL graduates are well trained to meet the demand of the aircraft maintenance technology.”

UniKL MIAT is the nation’s premier aviation training institute that as established in 1997 via a collaboration effort between Mara and Northrop-Rice Institute. It is also the first Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) to be recognised by the Department of Civil Aviation, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Frost and Sullivan as the Asia Pacific Aviation Workforce Development since 2008.

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