In line with the aspirations in building a knowledge based economy and competitive workforce, ECER has 5 regional universities offering multiple disciplines ranging from technical and non-technical courses. With the growing young population in ECER, it presents various opportunities for investors to set up educational centres to support the region’s economic development. The preferred type of educational centres includes;
- Private International Schools including primary and secondary-level
- Private Universities and Colleges
- Technical and Vocational Institutes
- R&D, Incubator and Upskilling Centres
Featured Players in the Sector
IMPERIA ACADEMY OF TOURISM SDN. BHD., GAMBANG, PAHANG
IMPERIA ACADEMY OF TOURISM (IAT) was established in 2005, with the aim of providing professional skills and vocational trainings in Hospitality through various certification body mainly Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia (Malaysia Certificate of Skill) from Department of Skills Development or known by JPK (www.skillsmalaysia.gov.my).
The academy has in place a team of professional instructors and friendly administration staff who understand the education needs of the local community in addition to providing career guidance and advice. The academy is located within the Bukit Gambang Resort City, Gambang, Pahang.
DRB-HICOM UNIVERSITY, PEKAN, PAHANG
DRB-HICOM University is owned by HICOM University College Sdn. Bhd (HUCSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary by DRB-HICOM Berhad. With the approval from the Ministry of Higher Education, DRB-Hicom U was officially established on 2 April 2010. As the largest fully integrated automotive corporation in the country, DRB-HICOM is involved in numerous automotive supply chain activities which include manufacturing of automotive components, vehicle assembly and distribution, after-sales support and services and vehicle inspection. The companies within the Group have collaborated with international automotive players such as Audi, Honda, Isuzu, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.
EFFECTIVE ENERGY SDN. BHD., PAHANG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, KUANTAN
International School of Kuantan believes education is founded upon the acquisition of skills and knowledge at each grade. The school promotes critical thinking, creativity and problem solving, and encourages receptivity to the ideas of others. The school believes that each student is unique and valuable and that all students should be challenged to reach their full potential. Students excel in an environment of high expectations that foster cooperation, tolerance, communication, self-motivation and a love for learning. The school encourages students to develop sensitivity toward and an appreciation for the different cultures in Malaysia and countries other than their own.
SHOWME LEARNING CENTRE SDN. BHD.
The company is to undertake upgrading of buildings and teaching and learning facilities, as well as the construction of new buildings, swimming pools and sports fields. The classrooms and indoor play area are fully equipped for the wholesome development of children in their care.
ICT and Technology
Malaysia’s digital economy initiative has contributed significantly to the growth of the ICT industry. Under the MSC Malaysia initiative, more than 3,800 companies from more than 40 countries has set up operations in Malaysia and employing more than 150,000 high-income knowledge workers. Malaysia is ranked top 3 in AT Kearney’s Global Services Location Index since 2005 for the preferred location to set up regional and global shared services centre.
With well-established infrastructure and skilled workforce, ECER opens up opportunities for investors intending to set up ICT and technology based products and services in the following areas;
- Hardware design and software application development (Cloud, Internet of Things)
- ICT-enabled support services
- Creative Content & Technologies
- Data Centers (Big Data)
- Green energy products
Education And Information, Communication and Techonology (ICT)