Meeting industry 4.0 challenges


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  • Thursday, 19 Mar 2020

Mavis Ong (centre), with her proud parents Ong Bat Por (left) and Lai Joo Leng during her graduation for Inti’s Bachelor of Computer Science programme.

AS Malaysia strives to remain competitive for the future of production, the nation still faces challenges in producing highly skilled labour, and in strengthening its technological and innovative developments. (1)

To meet these challenges, Inti International University & Colleges chief executive officer Tan Lin Nah, and several Inti graduates shared their initiatives in helping the country achieve its Industry 4.0 goals. (2)

In the Global Competitiveness Report 2019, Malaysia fell from 24th to 30th position under the Human Capital pillar, with key indicators such as skillsets of graduates and digital skills dropping in their ranks as well. (3)

Acknowledging these concerns within higher education, Tan explains that Inti’s aim is to strengthen its partnership with key industry players and initiate newer collaborations with global leaders responsible for driving new technologies and human capital development.

Tan says that Inti’s aim is to strengthen its partnership with key industry players and initiate newer collaborations with global leaders responsible for driving new technologies and human capital development.“We partner with Microsoft, AWS, Alibaba, SAS and IBM to deliver boot camps, short courses and additional certifications to our students and members of the public.

“Our recent collaboration with Automation Anywhere, a global robotic process automation (RPA) leader, is part of our efforts in meeting Malaysia’s Industry 4.0 needs, ” shared Tan.

Alex Mak, Inti’s Diploma in Information Technology (IT) and Bachelor in Computer Science alumnus shared that he is especially appreciative of Inti’s curriculum, as it helped to prepare him for his current responsibilities with Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Computing services.

“The additional certifications I received from Inti gave me an added advantage when applying for employment opportunities.

“I also found learning about technologies such as 5G, cloud computing and AI helpful, because it allowed me to adapt quickly to our country’s current innovative expansion, ” shared Mak, a cloud technical consultant.

Mavis Ong and Alex Heng Kong Yew, graduates of Inti International College Penang and Inti International University respectively, shared similar experiences with their current roles in SAP HANA; a memory data platform, and Tableau; a business intelligence tool, both of which are emerging innovations in Asia.

A proponent of technological and innovative expansion in Malaysia, Ong encourages other women to join the STEM industry and encourages them to continue fighting for their dreams.

A lover of technology from a very young age, Ong shared that it took her a few years to convince her parents to accept her decision in pursuing a Diploma in IT and Bachelor’s in Computer Science.

“After seeing me thrive academically and achieving my dreams, they could not be happier and prouder of me, ” shared the beaming first degree holder in her family.

Meanwhile, Heng, a software engineer with Dell and winner of the I-Dell Hack2Hire Competition shared that he and his team members presently empower his clients with tools such as facial recognition, augmented reality and micro-services, and API, as solutions to improve business efficiency and intelligence.

He said, “I see clients on a day-to-day basis and being able to recommend innovative solutions makes me thrilled in knowing I am a part of developing our nation’s efforts for expansion.”

For more details, visit https://newinti.edu.my/

References:

  1. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/FOP_Readiness_Report_2018.pdf

  2. https://www.miti.gov.my/miti/resources/National%20Policy%20on%20Industry%204.0/Industry4WRD_Final.pdf

  3. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_TheGlobal CompetitivenessReport2019.pdf

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