Photo - (From left) Cheam Tat Inn, Managing Director, EMC Malaysia; and Gurpardeep Singh, Vice President of Operations, Asia Pacific University.
The Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) is the first Malaysian university to join EMC's Academic Alliance programme, said the IT services and solutions provider.
As part of EMC Academic Alliance [EAA], EMC will provide APU with instructor training, curriculum, teaching resources and course materials to enable the institute with expertise and knowledge in line with the latest industry trends, said EMC Malaysia managing director Cheam Tat Inn.
These will be part of the level three bachelor's curriculum for IT, Internet technology, and enterprise computing disciplines. The first batch of students will complete this course in December, 2014. In the coming months, APU plans to offer these courses for several other disciplines such as software engineering, database administration, business information systems, and intelligent systems.
Also present at the announcement was Professor Leslie Trustrum, vice chancellor of the University and Krishna Kant, head, EMC Academic Alliance, Southeast Asia, Russia & ANZ, EMC.
"Talent availability in areas of cloud computing and big data will be crucial for IT sector's growth in Malaysia over the next five years. We are proud to have APU as an EAA partner, and believe that this will go a long way in building a pool of next-gen IT professionals," said Cheam.
He said that as a regional hub for EAA in Kuala Lumpur, APU will be the centre for EMC's faculty training programs, seminars and workshops. APU will also help popularise EMC Academic Alliance amongst institutions in Kuala Lumpur so that EMC could enroll more EAA partners.
EMC Academic Alliance's Kant said: "EAA is cultivating talent globally and we are working with the best universities and technology education institutions in the world. We aim to provide our expertise in emerging technology areas to APU students who play major role in the emerging IT sector in the country."
"Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation is delighted to be part of this initiative," added APU's Professor Trustrum. " We are always looking for ways to ensure our programmes continue to be at the leading edge of computing and so collaboration with EAA will further help in this objective."
EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) is a global initiative to help tackle the knowledge gap in the areas of information storage & management, Cloud computing, backup recovery systems & architecture and data science & big data analytics technologies.
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