AwanBiru Technology Berhad’s (Awantec) saga of driving the nation’s digitalisation continues as Kementerian Pembangunan Luar Bandar (KPLB) went live with its Learning Hub, today at the Institute for Rural Advancement in Kajang, Selangor.
The initiative is brought upon by KPLB’s aspiration to increase the well-being of rural communities holistically, by imparting the best of digital learning in upskilling and reskilling of KPLB and all its agencies to serve the people better. In extension, it is a manifestation of Awantec’s commitment to be part of the driving force behind the noble effort.
Lined up as a one-year contract which was awarded by KPLB to Awantec via its wholly-owned subsidiary Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd (PSSB) on 2 January 2021, Awantec will be supplying an estimated amount of 1,300 online learning licenses for the initiative, whilst playing a pivotal role to support the ministry’s change management via customised strategies and road maps.
Awantec will also be supporting the content curation for KPLB Learning Hub competency based course and curriculum, with the flexibility and accessibility of online learning as the cornerstones.
Officiated by KPLB’s Deputy Minister II, YB. Dato Henry Sum Agong, the launch was graced with the attendance of KPLB’s Chief Secretary, YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Agmad Jailani Bin Muhamed Yunus, its Deputy Chief Secretary, YBhg. Datuk Che Murad Sayang Bin Ramjan and its Senior Division Secretary, YBrs. Tuan Mohd Kamal Bin Husin.
Representing Awantec in the workshop, Dr. Peter Lee Fuei Siong, Director, Talent and Development expressed the Group’s intention to underpin KPLB digital transformation in upskilling and reskilling KPLB via digital learning.
“In championing the advancement of rural communities, KPLB and all of its agencies have been doing their best with only the people in mind. We intend to keep it that way, and KPLB Learning Hub is designed in such a way that it addresses the modern learners demand with such flexibility that it will not get in the way. It will instead supplement the effort to ultimately enable KPLB to realise its vision of a well-developed rural communities,” explain Dr. Peter.
“Awantec will deliver our best with the help of our partners to map, curate customised learning contents and experiences to provide a quality learning experiences to all KPLB, in delivering better services to the public,” he added.
The contract is valued at RM179,000.00 and is expected to drive fair revenue for Awantec Group.