Author: Edwin Yapp
THE Malaysian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is facing one of its greatest challenges and strangest dichotomies: A lack of skilled workers and a glut of jobs. In essence, there are too many jobs out there not being filled, while you get complaints that too many graduates cannot find jobs. DNA explores how we got to this impasse.
The old computing paradigm -- where employees are based in a fixed premise, are issued devices connected over a wired network and utilize premise-based applications built over monolithic architectures -- is passing away.
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The ICT sector in Malaysia faces several challenges that will likely impair its ability to compete effectively in an increasingly globalized world and perhaps even threaten the nation’s economic transformation. These challenges include the lack of a resource pool due to a shrinking enrolment in ICT courses, the general declining technical quality of such graduates, the lack of communication and critical thinking skills amongst these students, and the irrelevance of some courses being taught at local universities, say industry pundits.
In tackling the ICT grad issue, whilst tertiary education including institutions of higher learning and their quality has been the center of focus and debate, it should be apparent that this aspect of the academic journey comprises only a fraction of a student’s entire academic lifespan.