KUALA LUMPUR, 2 FEBRUARY 2023 – MERITUS University and Selangor Wilayah Industrial Security Society (SWiSS) signed an agreement to formalise their continuous collaborative effort in elevating the standards of security services in Malaysia.
Their ongoing partnership features training programmes and certification courses aimed to raise the human capital quality of maritime security, particularly the workforce in supervisory and managerial roles ranging from former police officers, security guards, to other security personnel. These courses are designed to cater to the specific industry demand in security management, maritime and shipping operation, and port auxiliary. The programme modules and assessment are primarily focused on the basic requirement and competency level for security management.
“The development of highly skilled talent continues to play a critical role in propelling the nation’s economic growth, as highlighted in the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (2021-2025). MERITUS University is well-placed to support the demands for well-trained workforce as we offer academic programmes that are accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) as well as professional development training programmes comprising various aspects of maritime business management. The collaboration between MERITUS University and SWiSS reaffirms the commitment of both organisations to further facilitate the professional development of human capital in the security sector, specifically in the maritime industry,” said Tan Sri (Dr.) Halim Mohammad, Founder and Chairman of MERITUS University and renowned Malaysian maritime expert.
The Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony between MERITUS University and SWiSS also witnessed the conferment of the Security Assessment Certification to the pioneer batch of security practitioners and officers for their fulfilment of five (5) levels of certification course assessment on security competency requirements. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these ten (10) participants share the same aspiration to pursue security education development and career progression. MERITUS University and SWiSS will soon be receiving the course’s second batch of participants.
Present at the ceremony were Tan Sri (Dr.) Halim; Tan Sri Haji Musa Tan Sri Haji Hassan, Chairman of SWiSS; Prof. Dr. Mokhtar Abdullah, Vice Chancellor, MERITUS University; Datuk Dr. Mohd Noor Awang, Deputy Chairman, SWiSS; and other invited guests.
As a niche university, MERITUS University aims to contribute to the development of Malaysia as a full-fledged maritime nation. Each programme at MERITUS University is uniquely designed to fulfil very specific industry needs and demands. SWiSS, on the other hand, operates as a society under the Societies Act 1966 which comprises experts in the field of security management, industry professionals and academicians with a strong vision of uplifting the standards of and developing talents within the security sector in Malaysia.