Deputy Minister of Education Officiates Huawei Malaysia’s ICT Knowledge Corridor in Cyberjaya
(Left-Right: Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Huawei Malaysia, Ms Rita Irina Abd. Wahab; Vice President, Huawei Malaysia, Mr Zac Chow; Deputy Minister of Education, YB Senator Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon; Deputy Director Educational Resources and Technology Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Tuan Haji Paridon Sahid)
[CYBERJAYA, 24 DECEMBER 2021]: Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd (Huawei Malaysia)’s ICT Knowledge Corridor was officially launched by the Deputy Minister of Education, YB Senator Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon in Cyberjaya today, as part of the celebrations to commemorate the global ICT giant’s 20th anniversary in Malaysia.
The ICT Knowledge Corridor was designed as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hub to enable Malaysians, especially the younger generation, to understand the ICT industry footprint.
The corridor aims to reach wider target audience like primary and secondary school students, college students, teachers, government agencies and the general public in Malaysia, to introduce them to the history of development of the ICT industry and Huawei Malaysia’s contribution the nation’s digital talent development.
Also present during the ceremony was the Vice President of Huawei Malaysia, Mr Zac Chow.
Delivering the keynote address during the launch, the Deputy Minister of Education said the accelerated shift towards digital technology due to Covid-19 has completely changed the way people live and will continuously affect the global community and international competitiveness in ways that have never been seen before.
He stressed that initiatives must be taken to future-proof ourselves with the right knowledge and relevant skill sets to stay ahead of the curve.
“The idea that digital technology will be the cornerstone of our economy can spur tremendous response towards challenges and cultivate innovation to stimulate growth in the coming years. Therefore, the corridor’s establishment is one of many steps taken to ensure younger generations familiarise themselves with ICT in an effort to groom them into enablers of Malaysia’s digital economy.”
“I believe the corridor would be a manifestation of Malaysia’s technological innovations and development, which would assist our children to get well acquainted with digital tools and obtain the necessary digital skills,” said Dato’ Dr Mah.
The Deputy Minister of Education added that collaborations between public and private sectors are greatly encouraged in implementing strategic digital plans and producing conducive solutions to accelerate innovation and create an effective digital ecosystem.
“These steps can groom our young to be locally and globally competent. With that in mind, I must commend Huawei’s tremendous efforts in launching the ICT Knowledge Corridor as well as driving talent development in Malaysia.
“Huawei’s programmes such as its Seeds for the Future, Huawei Spark Malaysia, Huawei ASEAN Academy and Huawei ICT Academy are just some of its many programmes that have left indelible prints in nurturing digital talents in the country and strengthening the nation’s digital economy foundation,” said Dato’ Dr Mah.
In his welcoming remarks, Mr Chow, Huawei Malaysia’s Vice President, said he hopes Huawei’s ICT Knowledge Corridor will be one of those bridges between understanding and innovation.
“We hope to ignite the minds of those visiting; challenge their creativity and hopefully help groom the next generation of digital talents. The ICT Knowledge Corridor will be an effective education and knowledge sharing platform that cultivates and enriches our talent development.
“Huawei believes in nurturing digital talents. We must cultivate enough digital talent to reap the benefits of a digital economy. It is estimated that we will face a shortage of 47 million tech talents in the Asia Pacific region by 2030. We hope that this ICT Knowledge Corridor, along with our other programmes, can help cultivate an ICT talent ecosystem in the country,” he said.
The exhibits at the corridor include the following:
- The history of communication development;
- The history of terminal development;
- The history of telecommunications development (network evolution);
- Intelligent society and experience zone featuring an interactive wall on intelligent society, smart street lights, smart waste management, smart metering, smart cities and smart education;
- 3D photo experience (Augmented Reality (AR))
- an intelligent Fixed Network Development, Wireless network development, Terminal history, 5G & Intelligent Society, Future Education, Smart City and Smart Education. The ICT Knowledge corridor also displays network infrastructure devices which utilise Huawei’s latest technological advances in 5G and telecommunications.
- Magnetic waves – where visitors can learn how magnetic waves work; and viii) Virtual reality education, where visitors learn about future smart education and experience a virtual learning experience.
This initiative is part of Huawei’s global vision of bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.