Singapore: The Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (HDC) of Malaysia and EDTRIN have sealed an agreement regarding delivering education and training programs to the Gobal Halal industry.
Under this public-private initiative, EDTRIN and HDC will collaborate in the development and delivery of a full curriculum of Halal-related education and training to global markets. They expect this training to reach more than 1m people over the next two to three years.
The courses include Halal awareness, Halal and the food science, Halal logistics, Halal pharmaceuticals and Halal cosmetics, Halal funding, Halal innovation and entrepreneurship. The learning approach and blended curriculum are structured for the issuance of a Certificate in Halal Studies.
EDTRIN will be responsible for the development of the e-Learning and e-Training courseware for blended learning delivery to global markets and will include other languages. HDC will certify all courses delivered through the strategic collaboration.
Dato’ Seri Jamil Bidin, commented that, “There are over 1.6bn Muslims worldwide and the latest global demand for Halal education and training is immense. We estimate that there are millions of students and professionals who keen to further their understanding of Halal.”
Graeme Coomber, CEO of EDTRIN added, “We welcome this incredible strategic collaboration with HDC to provide a wide range Halal-related education and training to world markets. Malaysia, through HDC, is well recognized as a Global Halal reference center for Halal integrity know-how.
“EDTRIN is honored to be its strategic education and training partner. We recognize that the demand for Halal courseware is highly dispersed around the globe and this complements EDTRIN’s vision of providing life-long education and training to the global community.”
The first course – an Introductory Awareness to Halal – will be available in December 2015, in English and Bahasa, followed by Mandarin, Japanese, French, German and Spanish.
The Introductory Awareness course will available for virtual delivery from EDTRIN’s website, at http://www.edtrin.com/halal, and a full Halal curriculum is expected be rolled out over the next 12 months.
Established on 18 September 2006, the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) coordinates the overall development of the Halal industry in Malaysia. Focusing on facilitating the development of Halal standards, educating audit and certification requirements, plus capacity building for businesses in Halal products and services, HDC promotes participation and facilitates growth of Malaysian companies in the global Halal market.
EDTRIN’s name derives from the convergence of Education, Training and Innovation, is developing an integrated physical / digital education ecosystem designed to assist lifelong personal advancement for individuals through timely, personally relevant educational resources and ongoing career management. The company is developing and delivering more effective training and learning outcomes through smart technology and a better understanding of industry knowledge needs and capability gaps. The process is to continuously refine and innovate educational resources and delivery mechanisms that have business and consumer relevance in today’s rapidly evolving commercial and social landscape.