KANGAR, Malaysia -- The Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Polytechnic (PTSS) has forged a collaboration with 21 technical colleges in Thailand in academic and research, as well as in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) areas.

The collaboration was inked by the institutions involved at the Phranakhon Si Ayuttaya Technical College, Bangkok, recently.

In a statement issued here today, PTSS director Dr Mohd Zahari Ismail said the collaboration would strengthen Malaysia-Thailand ties in tertiary education, while the 21 technical institutions in Thailand would work with PTSS towards the fourth industrial revolution.

He said the collaboration was also historic for PTSS as it was the first time it collaborated with foreign technical colleges.

Director of Phranakhon Si Ayuttaya Technical Collegue, Yarun Youbrum, who represented the 21 technical colleges, said they were proud to collaborate with the PTSS and to exchange knowledge in various fields, including entrepreneurship, leadership and culture.

He said the collaboration would also see the organising of various seminar, courses and programmes, either in Thailand or at the PTSS.