Ap­ple Inc. sup­plier Pe­ga­tron look­ing to self-learn­ing tal­ent

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A ma­jor Tai­wan-based sup­plier of Ap­ple Inc., Pe­ga­tron Corp. (

), said on Tues­day it needs em­ploy­ees who can pick up new skills and ideas through learn­ing on their own if it hopes to flour­ish in the fast-chang­ing mo­bile in­dus­try.

The ca­pa­bil­ity of such em­ploy­ees should be cul­ti­vated in schools by teach­ing them how to learn by them­selves af­ter grad­u­a­tion rather than re­ly­ing on knowl­edge from text­books, Pe­ga­tron Chair­man T.H. Tung ( ) said at a panel dis­cus­sion or­ga­nized by Com­mon­Wealth Par­ent­ing mag­a­zine.

“Schools should help stu­dents de­velop self-learn­ing skills and mo­ti­vate them to learn more on their own,” he said.

Pe­ga­tron has moved to­ward be­com­ing a “self-learn­ing” or­ga­ni­za­tion af­ter it was founded in 2008 as a moth­er­board man­u­fac­turer.

The com­pany en­cour­ages em­ploy­ees to ad­dress chal­lenges in the in­dus­try and ex­pand their skills from elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing to new ar­eas such as ma­te­ri­als pro­cess­ing and industrial de­sign, Tung said.

Ap­ple first chose Pe­ga­tron as a sup­plier in 2012, when it con­tracted the Tai­wan-based ven­dor to as­sem­ble the iPhone 4S.

It later in­creased Pe­ga­tron’s or­ders for the iPhone 5C in 2013 and the iPhone 6 in 2014, ac­cord­ing to for­eign bro­ker­ages.

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