Apple Inc. supplier Pegatron looking to self-learning talent
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.