On 23 August 2019, MII welcomed over 40 students and lecturers from Politeknik Kota Bharu Kelantan, as part of the industry sharing session for students of insurance. The sharing session was held at MII City Centre, Wisma FGV, in collaboration with Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM). Led by senior management staff of MII and PIAM, students and lecturers from the Diploma of Insurance faculty were briefed on the goals, objectives and purposes of industry bodies like MII and PIAM and the role we play in the local insurance industry.
The sharing session was made up of two parts. The first part comprised of a very informative presentation and Q&A session by PIAM’s
- Mr William Tan, AGM, Technical & Distribution Management and
- Ms Frances Yew, Senior Manager of Head-Human Capital & Talent.
This included details on PIAM’s ongoing initiatives for talent development in the local insurance industry and their role as a body that helps drive and manage General Insurance in Malaysia. Students and lecturers were also given the opportunity to watch PIAM’s industry videos and commercials as part of PIAM’s awareness campaign on the importance of road safety.
The second part of the sharing session was by MII’s Puan Wahida Shariff, Chief Academic Officer and Ms Tan Li Na, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Customer Relations Management. On behalf of MII, Puan Wahida Shariff gave a brief overview about MII, its history, products and services followed by a run through of MII’s Education Path. Students were enlightened by what the MII has to offer in terms of professional qualifications and how continuous education can help to build or enhance one’s career in insurance.
To conclude the visit, Puan Ily Aliah from the Knowledge Management Unit at MII gave a tour of the MII City Centre to show students and lecturers the facilities and services available for use by MII Members, as part of the benefits under the MII Membership offerings. On behalf of MII and PIAM, we would like to wish all students the best in their studies and careers in insurance.