ASEAN's Premier News and Eco System Portal for Big Data, IoT and AI

Home > Big news > News > Ministry Looks To Microsoft To Develop Future-Ready Human Capital
Ministry Looks To Microsoft To Develop Future-Ready Human Capital

 

The Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Belia dan Sukan (ILKBS) technical institutes, are going to be equipped with the latest learning capabilities for both educators and students. This is to prepare Malaysian talents for Industry 4.0. The Digital ILKBS initiative aims to develop future-ready human capital in response to the shifting global digital landscape by equipping them with tools to enable better learning processes and outcomes.

The latest learning capabilities comes from Microsofts Imagine Academy that include Data Science Pathway, Computer Science Pathway, Cloud Fundamentals, Mobility & Devices Fundamentals and Security Fundamentals subjects; which will be introduced during the first phase, from February onwards. Microsoft Imagine Academy (MIA) is an e-learning system and curriculum that helps teach students how to efficiently use a variety of Microsoft products as well as other technology tools most of which are commonly used in businesses throughout the world.

The collaboration will see Microsoft technology and learning tools introduced in 8 institutes, for students enrolled in the mechanical manufacturing course. The implementation will be rolled out in phases beginning now until 2020. These institutes will have access to all tracks under the Microsoft Imagine Academy that include Data Science Pathway, Computer Science Pathway, Cloud Fundamentals, Mobility & Devices Fundamentals and Security Fundamentals subjects; which will be introduced during the first phase, from February onwards.

The initiative is reflective of the aspirations of Malaysian youth, which were collected during the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) Youth Engagement Initiative; where they would like to see a more interactive and practical approach to education, through a world-class system that prepares graduates for the challenges of the future; and have Malaysian institutions ranked in the top 10 globally. Armed with this insight, KBS is responding to these aspirations by initiating this effort to further improve and strengthen lesson delivery methods and learning facilities in ILKBS. Over the last year, the TN50 Youth Initiative led by KBS has listened to over 60,000 unique aspirations through various engagements with over 1.7 million Malaysian youths nationwide.

The 8 institutes ear marked for the implementation of this curriculum are IKTBN Sepang, IKTBN Dusun Tua, IKTBN Bukit Mertajam, IKTBN Pagoh, IKTBN Temerloh, IKTBN Chembong, IKBN Jitra & IKBN Miri. This partnership is an important step in the direction of promoting TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) education in Malaysia and will see over 10,000 students benefitting from the initiative over the next 3 years.

K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia said of the collaboration, “We commend the Ministry of Youth and Sports for taking the initiative in the field of education, preparing our youth for the challenges of Industry 4.0.

The launch of the collaboration was held at the Microsoft head office in KLCC with YB Brigadier-General Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth & Sports there to officiate proceedings.

(0)(0)