IK stands for
That’s also what we stand for, Day-in, Day-out.
We believe that by integrating technical know-how in your daily job,
it not only saves your living (time & money) but also lives around you.
our principal guidance
Integrating knowledge into your life is our priority.
It’s not a value we compromise on
We are in education. Period.
A balance between simplicity and devotion in everything we do
Integrity is our principle.
Decades of wisdom, not from books.
we picked up along the way. . .
In case you are interested in our story...
This is how the story starts... not from a garage, but a small apartment. Just the two of us. So, what's our vision/mission? Well, we were rather simple minded those days - we just wanted to help engineers become more sound engineeringly. Solid. Not hollow.
In other words, they needed to integrate better with their technical knowledge gained. Hence our namesake. Not just text-books. It’s in the DNA
Our very first rented office (907, KCP). It's something to cherish in the old days! Just a few months ago we didn’t even have a proper desk to begin with. Now we're really in business! more
Back then, it has always been just training, day-in, day-out. What else? We used to admire those big conference organizers. When can we have ours? Finally! Our very own! Not the most glamourous, nor the biggest in town, but something small to begin with. Something we could proud of - our very first Beyond Maintenance 2009 conference. Yes! There were apples! more
Our first collaborated conference with TEEAM and UTM - Power Quality Sympossium 2010. Thank you for the opportunity in learning. more
It was an honour to collaborate with Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Malaysia Energy Commission) in hosting & managing their ten-year anniversary conference - National Conference on Electrical Safety 2011. We hosted about five hundred participants at the KLCC auditorium. Our biggest so far. It was quite an experience! more
Our very first purchased office! (3A-21, KCP) Hooray! Not the best nor the most fancy in the world, but definitely the most homey to us. It's home now! more
It's about time
Our logo re-imagined. Something simple, colorful, modern. We thought it was cool, more vibrant - rest assured with the same quality programs & service level.
Won a Grammy of the training industry! The PSMB Best Training Provider Award 2014 is one of the highest awards issued by the training authority in Malaysia. From this point onwards, we promised to work harder and to better serve the industry. Yes!
Our mission has always been making a difference in peoples' lives through integration of knowledge (IK). The key here is "making a difference" - what if we could make a difference by promoting a value as simple as "Appreciation"? Imagine a world filled with gratitude, and feeling of thanks towards each other - wouldn't that create a better, more peaceful world?
We knew we were small, but we all had to start somewhere, like a torch bearer, one at a time. Just like how we didn't like the "one and done" attitude in training, we had kick-start TQ movement in 2015 - our structured way of performing CSR for the community. Not just a one-off CSR activity that happened sometimes. Hoping that one day this will really make a difference in this world. Fingers crossed. Find out more here. more
Jakarta here we come! Our first venture into the Indonesian market. This has been a long-term quest for us. We decided to schedule at least a session of training there every month. One small step for Indonesia, one giant leap for IK Academy! Charge on! more
The commencement of our first multi-purpose training / staff space. One of the most beautiful floor in the building (we think so) - designed solely by all of us in IK Academy, especially the front signboard / big collage - an inspiration from everyone in the family. A home4all to us, you will love it! Check out here. more
300 + 800
A milestone of 300 industry specialists + 800 technical courses. Definitely not an easy job! It took us thousands of days & hours accumulatively - selecting, connecting, filtering & developing - just so we could offer you the best! Not textbooks, just experience. Again, we are here to stay!
It's Shorter now
Rebranded into a more minimalistic feel with IK Academy. This new name reflected how we appreciated simplicity. We are in education. Period.
We achieved a 5-star Training Provider rating from PSMB! Yeah… the list is quite long for star ratings, but it's still an important part of industry recognition for our efforts. A reminder to all of us to keep up the good work, to preserve this legacy for the future. There’s no looking back now! more
Community - not the usual
An important decision was made to focus into developing an industry-centric community starting 2018. Meaning that it isn’t just training for us anymore - It's a solution (we used to say that in our original branding).
Manpower & resources would now be allocated to develop separate communities, each specializing in a different industry sector - with a hope to provide solutions whenever there's any challenges faced by the community, for the community. Making a difference in a longer-lasting way.
Yeap! It's Bangkok this time! Expanded our monthly training schedule in Bangkok starting Feb 2018. We were super excited! Tomyam kung... we love it! more
Our first hands-on workshop facility - completed & ready to be used in training! Time to get dirty! check out some photos here. more
We are 10
Time flies when you’re having fun! 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of IK's operation. We had a celebration & campaign running throughout the year. Oh, we really like art & music (could you tell?). Hence we made ourselves some fun clips for commemoration. Hey….It's our birthday! Let's have some fun! Have a look. more
Everyone is talking about it. Yup, we have a plan too! The aim is to achieve full digitalization in all our operations, course logistics and some content by 2024. It's Big! Let's get started!
Yay! Another flag in our belt! We had successfully appointed a partner in Cambodia offering our technical programs to the local industries. more
Yup! We count! Achieved 100,000 personnel's trained in over 4000 unique clients across South East Asia. We're glad to have made a difference in their career path, technically. Go go go! Go Technical!
Another milestone for us - SME100 Fast Moving Companies 2020 Award. An award not just for us, but dedicated for all of our clients in the past 10years. Thank you for your continuous support & opportunities given. We will grow together! more
A historically difficult moment for us, and all. Our heart is with all the front liners during the pandemic lockdown. There's a clip created by all of us in IK Academy to say thank you. You stay there for us, we stay home for you (Thanks to the digitalization roll-out since 2018, we were still able to perform 70% of task remotely at home). Stay strong, stay safe, stay at home! view here. more
TA - Let's talk business!
The official spin-off of our business related programs to another sibling brand called - Training Art (TA). From now on, IK Academy (IKA) will continue to serve the technical community (Go Technical!); TA will focus into creating more customized business / management programs. Training is an art that requires craftmanship - Go Bespoke!
You heard it right. A forum! Everywhere you go, you're inundated with social groups, but maybe to the technical crowd, all you need is a simple & straightforward place to ask questions and get answers.
We know that you'll love it! The launch of our first private community forum in their respective fields will be coming soon (it will)
Consumer's Choice Award
Despite all the challenges that we faced as an organization in the year 2021, we were joyfully rewarded with the Consumer's Choice Award.
This was only possible with the amazing support of both our clients and IK team members, thank you!