Universiti Teknologi Malaysia launches Digital Career Centre
By Digital News Asia December 21, 2017
- UTM is the second Premier Digital Tech University to launch the Digital Career Centre
- UTM awarded Premier Digital Tech University status by MOHE and MDEC
UNIVERSITI Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Skudai recently launched its Digital Career Centre (DCC) after the university was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
The launch was attended and officiated by MDEC chief executive officer Yasmin Mahmood. The second Premier Digital Tech University to launch the Digital Career Centre, UTM’s centre will function as a one-stop hub that provides a variety of career-related services to students and industry players.
“UTM is one of the eight educational institutions recognised in August this year for their qualifications and commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses which produce highly skilled graduates that are capable of fulfilling future digital job demands locally and globally.
“We need to ensure that our children who are entering tertiary education institutions receive cohesive, quality education. We look forward to launching more Digital Career Centres in our Premier Digital Tech Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) to enable each institution with the best facilitation to engage their students and industry partners,” said Yasmin.
The eight local universities recognised as Premier Digital Tech Universities are University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Taylor’s University, Sunway University, Multimedia University (MMU), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), and Asia Pacific University (APU).
Digital Career Centres will also be responsible for organising work development programmes that incorporate active involvement from industry partners in delivering information and employment offers to the students.
At the event, UTM exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its industry partner, Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX), to provide advanced learning experience to its students and ecosystem partners.
MaGICX demonstrated its Classroom of the Future, a Virtual Reality solution for developing new creative skills and offering authentic "learn by doing" experiences.
Associate Professor Dr. Othman Ibrahim, director of UTM’s Digital Career Centre said, “UTM’s Digital Career Centre will host various activities conducted with students and industry players of the digital technology sector. We are pleased to announce that we are currently offering several online systems that our students and industry partners can access such as Job4U, Job on Campus (JoC), Industrial Training System (ITS), among others.”
Prior to the launch event, a panel discussion session took place where guest speakers Yasmin, Prof Ali and Prof Dr Naziha from UTM and Rhenu Bhuller from Frost & Sullivan discussed Digital Technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Education to spread awareness on the topic with UTM students, while sharing their personal insights on it.
Students who are interested in enrolling with any Premier Digital Tech University or need more information can visit www.mydigitalmaker.com. At the website, students can sign up for an account for free to receive the latest updates and get first access to the Digital Tech Education Fund.
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