IBM and S5 extend hand to Help University
By Digital News Asia December 18, 2012
- Help University announces new collaboration with S5 and IBM Malaysia to improve exposure of its IT students via additional technical skills and internships
- IBM to provide access to IBM database software and courseware, S5 to offer internships
HELP University (HU) has announced a new collaboration with S5 and IBM Malaysia, as part of an overall plan to improve exposure of its IT students via additional technical skills and also internships.
According to Dr Sien Ven Yu (pic, left), head of the Department of IT at HU, this is one of the many initiatives adopted by the university for the benefit of its IT students.
“We are working with many industry partners to ensure that our IT programs are relevant and effective for our undergraduates.
"Our partners advise on course content in the context of industrial trends and employment prospects in order for us to provide IT education that meets industry’s demand for IT professionals.
“Our collaboration with IBM and S5 is yet another example of how opportunities are provided for our undergraduates to work towards professional certification leading to internships and employment,” said Sien, at the official signing of the Collaboration between all three organizations.
Through the collaboration, students will be given access to IBM database software and courseware as part of IBM’s plan to collaborate with institutions of higher learning around the world.
“IBM is collaborating with institutions of higher learning around the world to utilize new technology. These programs seek to support the development of next generation technology talent and equip students with business and technology skills and infrastructure knowledge needed in the marketplace," said Ramanathan Sathiamutty (above pic, center), IBM Malaysia’s managing director.
As part of the collaboration, HU will monitor and select suitable candidates for internship at S5, a Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company, which also includes mentoring and evaluation of the student’s performance.
Chief executive officer of S5, Dato Sri Johann Young (above pic, right), said that the company is committed to help address the skills shortage in the marketplace via collaborations with universities and market leaders. “This would in turn help our clients achieve better business outcomes with advances in technology.”
In addition, IT lecturers from HU will also be equipped with the appropriate teaching skills to deliver knowledge of advanced technology to its students.
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