We are proud to announce a partnership with the MIGHT-Meteor Advanced Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd., and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to jointly organise a schools outreach programme. First launched at LIMA in 2011, the company sponsored 50 local school secondary school students from Langkawi to visit the show and to be inspired about technology and engineering as a future career. This initiative supports the Malaysian Government's 'Science to Action' programme.
During the visit, the school children learnt about our company's maritime, air and cyber activities, as well as visiting the full scale replica of the Eurofighter Typhoon and taking part in a BAE Systems’ quiz.
“By supporting this schools outreach programme during LIMA we aim to motivate and encourage young Malaysians to develop an interest in science and engineering, hopefully driving the students’ interest to pursue and build a career in these exciting fields. With a long heritage of over 30 years in Malaysia, we are pleased to be able to play an instrumental role in fostering the development of local talent and driving interest to the industry”, said John Brosnan, Managing Director, BAE Systems, South East Asia.
With the schools outreach programme, our education activities in Malaysia continue to strengthen and include:
• Sponsorship of Chevening Scholarships – in its fourth year, we now sponsor 35 Malaysian students on post-graduate degrees in the UK
• The recently signed contract to fund an MSC in Cyber Security Management at the National Defence University of Malaysia with WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)
• Support for the LIMA ’15 Career Days
As a company we are dedicated to supporting the nation in its economic progress and welfare through long term commitment to the Malaysian armed forces, industry and government.