Photo - YB Dato Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education (in light grey suit), Malaysia looking through Huawei's e-learning solution demo at the Huawei Global Training Centre, Cyberjaya
A 45-day ICT programme for tech graduates in four Malaysian universities to enhance professional skills has been launched by China's ICT solutions giant Huawei.
The first Huawei Certified Network Graduate (HCNG) programme, which will start at Huawei Global Training Center in Cyberjaya on 3rd August 2015, is part of an initiative with four Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) universities: Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP); Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP); Universiti Tun Hussain Onn Malaysia (UTHM); and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).
The programme is geared towards enhancing professional skills among graduates through an industry based curriculum and is aligned with the Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025, said Huawei Malaysia's chief executive officer Abraham Liu while officiating the launch with YB Dato' Seri Idris Bin Jusoh, minister of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
Liu said that selected graduate students "will be exposed to end-to-end holistic ICT training covering IP, Wireless, Fixed, Transmission, and Core Network." The 45-day programme, which ends on 14th September 2015, will finish with trainees being awarded the Huawei Certified Network Graduated Certification (HCNG).
Under the programme, Huawei will deliver:
- Industry based course curriculum that undergraduates
- Laboratory and site experience
- Trainer cultivation modelling
- Globally benchmarked certification and global test delivery system to support international, accurate computer-based test system and flawless exam delivery
Huawei will also help universities and training centres build a Telecom Laboratory with telecom equipment including Routers, CPE, Base stations, servers and simulators, said Liu.
The collaboration between MTUN and Huawei forms the first initiative adopted by MOHE to enhance graduate employability. Huawei will deliver the training using its e-learning platform where students will have access to Huawei's smart devices to access training materials and lab, said minister Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh.
"Successful collaboration between academia and industry is key towards the advancement and growth of higher education in Malaysia," he said. "The transfer of technology, sharing of industry know-how and best practices, joint problem solving as well as collaboration in technical areas, research and human capital training, are among the many benefits of a strong relationship between academia and industry."
Huawei Malaysia's Liu said, "Skill development and academic alliances is a central to our strategy and community initiatives in the markets we operate. We are very pleased to be part of the visionary blueprint by the Ministry of Higher Education. We are certain that the HCNG program will help meet the objectives set out for Malaysian technology graduates. "
"Our ultimate aim is prepare them to thrive in a global, technology- and knowledge-driven economy and the opportunities it presents," he said, adding that Malaysia's aspiration to achieve high-income developed nation status was "very much dependent on an innovation-centric economy that finds its roots in greater understanding of technology, knowledge, and creativity."
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