Penang, Malaysia and Singapore, 8 February 2023 - Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listedSilverlake Axis Ltd. (SGX: 5CP) (“SAL”) — a leading enterprise technology, software andservices company — today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ForwardSchool, a new technology and future skills school based in Penang, Malaysia.
This MOU reiterates SAL’s commitment to fostering the next generation of technical talent, andmoreover, building a sustainable and fresh talent pipeline translating into job opportunities withinthe SAL Group. The MOU was signed during a ceremony at Town Hall, which involvedspeeches by Mr Andrew Tan, Group Managing Director of Silverlake Axis and Mr Howie Chang,Founder & CEO of Forward School.
The new partnership with Forward School will involve the establishment of the SAL SponsorshipProgram, which is strategically planned to hire deserving students, creating a funnel of talent and a succession plan designed to offer the best value to both students and the group.
Sponsored students will have an opportunity to pursue internship opportunities with SAL beforepotentially securing permanent employment offers upon completion of a minimum of two yearsof study at Forward School. Permanent employment offers will be subject to academicperformance. Eligibility criteria require Malaysian candidates, between 18-30 years of age, ontrack to achieve a CGPA of 3.30 in their academic results.
“People have always been at the core of our business strategy, and this partnership helps ustake that vision forward”, shared Mr Andrew Tan, Group Managing Director of Silverlake Axis.“We are delighted to partner with Forward School, and we hope to develop the Malaysian talentpool together. This is the perfect opportunity for us to help Forward School improve its alreadyimpressive base of enthusiastic young minds.”
The MOU aligns with SAL’s vision of developing and nurturing talent across Malaysia andSoutheast Asia. The group is well-known for its people-first HR strategy, keeping employeewell-being, development, and satisfaction paramount. Having implemented the One Silverlake program to improve employee development and retention, SAL has built a robust system toprovide highly rewarding career roadmaps.
“It is an absolute pleasure for us to partner with Silverlake Axis and launch the SAL SponsorshipProgram. This initiative shows their steadfast commitment towards educating and nurturingMalaysian talent”, said Howie Chang, Founder & CEO of Forward School. “SAL are at the forefront of community development and skills training, and this sponsorship program is a testament to their investment in the space.”