A partnership of epic proportions between two titans 😉




Cheras, Malaysia, 29 September 2020 – Property Developer, NCT Group of Companies (NCT Group) and UCSI University has signed a Premier Co-Op Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to endorse student’s development through a series of initiatives. The MoU signing took place at UCSI University with NCT Group represented by Dato’ Joe Yap Fook Choy, the Co-Founder of NCT Group of Companies and UCSI represented by Associate Professor Ir. Dr Jimmy Mok Vee Hoong, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Student and Alumni Affairs of UCSI University and the Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts. The ceremony was also witnessed by Yap Chun Theng, the Group Chief Operating Officer of NCT Group of Companies.

Pix: Associate Professor Ir. Dr Jimmy Mok Vee Hoong and Dato’ Joe Yap Fook Choy celebrating the Premier Co-Op MoU signing



A momentous occasion, NCT Group of Companies and UCSI University inks a Premier Co-Op Memorandum of Understanding



The MoU signing between two parties is deemed as a mutually beneficial partnership as both parties take strides to provide educational opportunities and industry experiences to the next generation while fostering a competent workforce for the industry. A real-life industry experience learning platform is pivotal for students to form their cornerstone to future success.



All smiles from both sides to kick star the partnership



On the heels of the realization of the need, NCT Group introduces FLY Youth, a new student campaign, intending to advocate students’ self-development. FLY Youth is a befitting initiative to develop fierce young leaders through various forms of campaigns and competition. In tandem with the effort, students from UCSI University can be exposed to real-life industry experiences in which they can develop more hands-on skills thereafter. Giving a foretaste to the initiative, Dato’ Joe Yap Fook Choy commented, “This initiative will serve as an opportunity for NCT Group to be more hands on in the mentoring of young graduates, on top of the usual internship program, the FLY Youth initiative will give students a better understanding on real-life industry experience and expectations.”



Associate Professor Ir. Dr Jimmy Mok Vee Hoong from UCSI University delivering his insightful opening speech



To share in the joy, UCSI University’s Industry Leadership Programme is an icing on the cake that will help students obtain early employment from first year of Bachelors programme, receive training and learning experience with top industry players and score an opportunity to secure employment before graduation. It allows students to become more competent and knowledgeable that will definitely come useful in the coming years, especially in the challenging times at present.


Dunking yourself into real-life challenges and learning to tide through the adversities are part and parcel of what students have to commit to pave the road to success. I am more than excited today as the collaboration with NCT Group will surely render students more insights into the industry, particularly in the field of architecture, engineering, construction, business and marketing.” Associate Professor Ir. Dr Jimmy Mok Vee Hoong shared.



NCT Group Co-Founder, Dato’ Joe Yap Fook Choy sharing  a few words to commemorate the event



Universities are one of the most crucial pillars in the playbook in producing top-notch graduates. The Premier Co-Op Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NCT Group and UCSI University today exemplifies the collaboration between a higher educational institution and a private corporate organization to raise the bar for developing full-fledged students for the benefit of the nation.





About NCT Group of Companies

The story of NCT Group of Companies began in 1985, with the founding of NCT Tiling Sdn. Bhd. and its subsequent venture into the tiling sector, offering tiling products which meet global quality and environmental standards. Then, in 1998, NCT ventured into construction, real estate and building materials trading upon realising the immense prospects the sectors have to offer. A decade later, NCT transformed into a full-fledged property developer with medium-cost Bukit Rambai Idaman in Melaka as its first project. After years of having honed its competency in the property development sector, NCT paved its way to the top-tier of property development sector through the rehabilitation of Malaysia’s mega abandoned housing development since 2010. NCT further expanded into the hospitality industry upon establishing the five-star Grand Ion Delemen Hotel in the world-renowned travel hotspot of Genting Highlands.





About UCSI University

Long-renowned for its excellent track record in teaching and learning, UCSI University is quickly making a name for itself in research and innovation. The University has been consistently moving up its rankings and has distinguished itself as a higher learning institution with years of track record in providing education excellence since its establishment. In the QS World University Rankings 2021, UCSI climbed 51 spots to be ranked 391, placing it among the world’s top 400 varsities. Its music school – Institute of Music (IMus) – is a top 100 in the world and Malaysia’s foremost school in the area of performing arts twice in a row (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019). The university was inducted in the top 60 of all universities in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings 50 Under 50 exercise. UCSI is also Asia’s fastest rising university (QS University Rankings: Asia 2018) and is rated in Tier 5 (Emerging Universities) in SETARA 2017, placing it on a par with established foreign branch campuses in Malaysia. Committed to the pursuit of knowledge, UCSI students are annually selected by the world’s best universities like Harvard, Imperial College London, the University of Chicago and Tsinghua, among others, to advance high impact research. Its alumni have also achieved greatly, making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and standing out as some of Malaysia’s leading entrepreneurs, community organisers, artists and performers. More than 10,000 students from over 110 nations study at UCSI, making the University a vibrant melting pot of culture and diversity. For more information, visit the UCSI University website at: www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my 😉