Cyberjaya, September 11, 2012 – Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) officially launched its Knowledge Workers Development Centre (KDC) today to accelerate the development of local k-workers.
Along with the launch, MDeC also announced the coming on-board of seven new technology and training partners who will invest and help establish the requisite components to support the training and development of knowledge workers in specific ICT domain areas to boost talent development.
Launching the MSC Malaysia Knowledge Workers Development Centre today, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili said, “The realisation of KDC in partnership with leading industry players is a step in the right direction to nurture local talent. I am pleased to learn that KDC has already secured a total investment of RM27.34 million with Leading-Industry Technology Partners including Huawei, IBM Global Development Centre, Agilent Technologies, Altera, KRU, Dream Catcher and iTrain with more industry players indicating positive interests in pursuing similar talent development initiatives with MDeC.
MDeC’s collaboration with the industry resonates with the government’s emphasis on creating high quality human capital to support the national development agenda and enable Malaysia to compete on a global scale. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) will continue to support MDeC’s efforts to accelerate KDC’s programmes by fostering closer synergy between various ministries, government agencies and other relevant state level authorities”.
A centralised, fully functional and well-equipped training facility, KDC is powered by software and hardware investments by technology partners designed to conduct various industry relevant development trainings to meet the demand from the industry.
The KDC will serve as:
• A regional professional training and testing hub that will raise the profile of CyberjayaDatuk Badlisham Ghazali, Chief Executive Officer of MDeC said, “KDC’s key differentiation is in its close engagement and interaction with the industry. The courses offered are based on actual current and emerging industry demand, derived from MDeC’s on-going interaction with the industry. The leading technology companies themselves will be running the training programmes with their latest equipment, software and training content. As such, we expect the most up-to-date content and experts to be conducting the training.Our measure of success for KDC is not on the investment value alone, but more importantly, on the number of talent it will impact. KDC which opened its door in May this year, has already seen over 1,000 Malaysian talents benefitting from the various trainings and seminar organised by our partners”, concluded Datuk Badlisham Ghazali.Located in Cyberjaya, KDC’s vision is to be the premier centre for ICT training and up-skilling and the platform for collaborative efforts for both the public and private sector to actively participate and contribute to the ICT Industry’s talent development effort.
MDeC has over the years rolled-out various talent development programmes aimed at students and working professionals to cater for the growing need of the ICT sector. They agency does this by partnering with the industry to address the broader needs of the Malaysian ICT sector and to create a larger pool of talent that supports future growth. Recent examples include programmes such as the MSC Malaysia MyUniAlliance and MyProCert certification programme, which is part of the Human Capital Development Strategic Reform initiative, a project under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).