Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Developing Talent

TALISMAN Malaysia Ltd (Talisman) is offering scholarships worth a total of RM2mil to students pursuing programmes at local universities.

Under its scholarship programme, which aims to help build talent within the Malaysian oil and gas industry, Talisman will be sponsoring 32 geoscience students and another 32 engineering students over the next five to six years.

The scholarships will be for courses relevant to the oil and gas industry — geology, geophysics, petroleum and chemical engineering — conducted at Universiti Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

"This scholarship programme reflects the company's long-term commitment to develop and build expertise in the local oil and gas industry," said Talisman Malaysia vice-president Jonathan Wright.

"We believe strongly in integrating corporate responsibility initiatives into our day-to-day operations. This helps us to create value, manage risks and assist our employee recruitment and retention efforts."

The scholarships will help meet the increasing demand for trained and experienced workers in various sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Talisman has awarded scholarships to 17 students this year, covering full tuition fees, a computer, as well as living and book allowances for the duration of the course.

Recipients will also be given priority for industrial training and internship with the company, with the chance to join its new graduates' programme after graduation.

They will also have access to Talisman scholars’ on-campus and office-based support activities.

The lucky recipients are Tan Xin Yun, Woon Kok Sin, Aw Sei Howe, Chong Kok Lin, Au Yau Kwang, Tan Wei Jun, Mohd Rohaizam Azminuddin, Muhammad Mursyid Aman, Lim Ping Keat, Mohammad Danial Mohammad Ritzaudeen, Faiz Adam Syakirin Salleh, Rozanna Abdul Rahim, Mohammad Syahizad Adzidzi, Ahmad Wafi Sahedan, Ahmad Shafiq Ezzat Abdullah, Nur Atirah Mohd Anuar and How Lip Heng.

Also present at the presentation ceremony was Higher Education Deputy Minister Datuk Ir Idris Haron, who presented the scholarship award letters to the recipients.

Taken from The Star Online

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