DNB and Ericsson Launch Online Academic Programme around 5G, digital technologies in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia January 10, 2023
- 1st customised learning course on 5G, digital technologies offered by Ericsson nationwide
- Course contains 42 hours of content across three modules, helping drive digital literacy
Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) and Ericsson announce the launch of a free online academic programme on digital technologies and 5G for all students at the tertiary level in Malaysia.
The ‘MY5G Ericsson Malaysia Pioneers Programme’, will go live on 11 January 2023 onwards.
It is the first customised learning course on 5G and digital technologies offered by Ericsson at a nationwide level.
“We are proud to contribute to the development of the 5G ecosystem by launching this course nationwide to all students at the tertiary level. We are pleased to equip the country’s future workforce and leaders with the skills they need to thrive and lead in a 5G-driven economy, while we work hand in hand with DNB to create a world-class 5G infrastructure for Malaysia,” said Ericsson Southeast Asia, Oceania, and India Corporate Responsibility Program manager Ellen Alarilla.
Specially curated for Malaysian students, the programme will deliver 42 hours of learning content that is designed to raise digital skills, knowledge, and awareness of emerging technologies. This will allow students to develop the skills and competencies they need to meet the rapidly changing skill requirements in today´s increasingly digital world.
“Our education system must be futureproofed in a way that our schools become the essential incubators where young talent is exposed to future technologies and applications. As we continue to accelerate the deployment of the national 5G network, we are also laying down the foundation for the digital economy and helping drive digital literacy in Malaysia,” said DNB MY5G Ericsson Malaysia Pioneers programme director, Ahmad Helmi Azhar.
The programme consists of three modules which will allow students to understand in detail, the technological functionalities and applications of digital services. They will be asked to develop a solution from ideation and theoretical prototyping to a fully formed sales pitch for a fictional potential buyer.
Students will be given online assessments within each module and earn an Ericsson digital badge after clearing all the assessments.
As part of the curriculum, students are also provided with an opportunity to creatively address actual problems within various Malaysian industries and sectors by discovering, analysing, and developing AI-powered digital solutions.
The digital solutions will address different business-related problems to gain positive environmental and social impact.
DNB added that all 20 public universities are involved in the programme, with private universities coming onboard in February 2023.
Students interested to learn more about the MY5G Ericsson Malaysia Pioneers Programme can visit this page or register through this link, both of which will be available online from 11 January 2023 onwards.
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