- Corporate Communications
Awantec Continues to Pave Way for Talent Development In East Malaysia
CYBERJAYA, 7 April 2023 - Awantec Systems Sdn Bhd (“ASSB” a fully-owned subsidiary of AwanBiru Technology Berhad), continues to equip talents and organisations in line with digital industrialisation by entering into Memorandum of Collaboration with Keduca Sdn Bhd (“Keduca”), owner and operator of Executive College, a private higher educational institution in Kuching, Sarawak.
To kickstart the collaboration, a Memorandum of Collaboration was signed by ASSB and Keduca on 7 April 2023. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Chok Joon Heng, Chief Operating Officer, AwanBiru Technology Berhad and Dato' Sri Khairil bin Awang, Executive Chairman, Keduca Sdn Bhd. During the signing ceremony, Mr. Chok Joon Heng highlighted that the collaboration embodies the Twelfth Malaysian Plan (12MP) roadmap to develop and equip future talent with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) skill sets.
This collaboration will strengthen ASSB’s position as Malaysia’s leading provider of digital learning solutions by delivering both pertinent and cutting-edge training solutions to talents and organisations as well as providing high value services. Through this collaboration, Keduca will promote Awantec’s Skillsoft Percipio curriculum content, training courses, and Rocheston Cybersecurity solution among the universities and/or colleges in Sarawak.
“In recent years, employers are increasingly seen to favour an all-around talent that is equipped with digital skills when it comes to recruiting new employees. With digitalisation going into full throttle post pandemic, it is necessary for jobseekers to be highly skilled, adaptive and resilient. The pandemic will continue to create a significant impact on businesses and the country’s growth will depend on the future-ready workforce. The demand for highly specialised talent, particularly in areas such as Internet of Things, software development, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, robotics, project migration and change management will be on the rise. ASSB’s partnership with Keduca through Executive College is timely as it allows talents and organisations to fully unlock their tech skills and unleash their potential. This partnership will also allow ASSB to extend our presence and to provide training services throughout the East Malaysia market especially in Sarawak, a market with plenty of promise and capacity for expansion” Director, Talent and Development, Dr Peter Lee Fuei Siong said.
As the nation’s catalyst for digital transformation, Awantec has always been determined to focus on its core DNA, the confluence between talent and technology. In tandem with supporting the nation’s digital economy agenda to drive sustainable economic growth, Awantec through the products and solutions from its partnership with Skillsoft Percipio and Rocheston is able to create high-value job opportunities for the Sarawakian locals and meet the country’s workforce needs by producing highly skilled digital talents and to close the skill gap for existing workforce.
The strategic partnership between ASSB and Keduca is set to meet the country’s industrial landscape demands in creating a pool of technologically ready talent coupled with soft skills in critical thinking, problem solving capabilities as well as the right leadership skills where it is vital for graduates to keep pace with the rapid changes in technological advancement and meet industry demands.
“Through this collaboration, Awantec anticipates students and educators in the educational institution throughout Sarawak would benefit from the Skillsoft Percipio and Rocheston cybersecurity training module. Awantec remains committed to supporting the nation’s digital economy agenda by ensuring that the workforce is ready for the demanding realities of the workforce of the future.” Dr. Peter Lee Fuei Siong added.