TM Future Skills equips teachers with 3D printing, data logging analysis skills
By Digital News Asia July 21, 2020
- Two-day workshop equips 42 teachers with 3D printing, data logging analysis skills
- Part of collaboration with PPDBP, MMU, Creative Minds; support from SICS+
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) recently organised a training module on TM 3Ducation 3D printing and TM Nano Maker Kit focusing on teachers. The hands-on training session was organised with support from the School Improvement Specialist Coach Plus (SICS+), with PPDBP (Bangsar/Pudu District Education Office) as the Task Force partner. Bangsar and Pudu are districts within Kuala Lumpur.
The two-day workshop, which saw the participation of 42 teachers from 21 primary and secondary schools in the Bangsar and Pudu areas, was focused on 3D printing and data logging analysis using Pocket Lab devices.
This initiative is part of the TM Future Skills programme, an initiative that aims to empower students by equipping them and teachers with Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0)-centric kits. Recently, TM collaborated with PPDBP for the implementation of TM Future Skills under their care.
“As the national connectivity and digital infrastructure provider, enabling Digital Malaysia, we will continue to empower the society through our nation building efforts, especially in education,” says Izlyn Ramli, vice president, Group Brand and Communication, TM.
“As a key enabler, TM has always been an avid supporter of innovation and technology in education. Through programmes like TM Future Skills, we aspire to empower the leaders of tomorrow with relevant skills in innovation and technology towards serving a more digital society and lifestyle, digital businesses and industry verticals, as well as digital government.”
During the workshop, participating teachers were trained on how to relate or apply 3D modelling and data logging with Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the education curriculum, with the hopes that this will, in turn, encourage their students’ understanding of technology and empower them with real-world problem-solving exercises.
As Malaysia is still under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase, the workshop was organised by adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as outlined by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Education (MoE).
Every participant, facilitator, PPD officers, as well as trainers from TM and Creative Minds were required to undergo temperature checks, make declarations of their health status, sign in their attendance, practice social distancing and use hand sanitisers.
TM also distributed 50 pieces of face shields to each of the 21 schools during the workshop as preparation for the schools re-opening which happened last week on the 15, and with the next phase, starting tomorrow, 22 July.
TM Future Skills is realised through a strategic collaboration between TM, Multimedia University (MMU) and PPDBP, together with TM’s Corporate Responsibility technology partner, Creative Minds as the training provider.
During the earlier phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of e-workshops was conducted during the MCO period where more than 80 teachers from selected schools attended each online workshop session and were trained on the theories of TM Future Skills.