February 24, 2024

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APU CollaborateS to Reskill & Upskill Aviation Crews

Image Credits: APU, Press Release

A one-stop aviation and hospitality centre in Malaysia recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Premier Digital Tech Institution, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), as part of its efforts to future-proof and instil digital readiness within the workforce of its parent company. This is in line with global trends where new technologies are changing work and labour patterns that will significantly change employees’ core skills.

The partnership seeks to identify and implement upskilling initiatives for the firm’s employees to stay on top of emerging technology trends that can be applied to further improve its airlines and non-airlines services, particularly in areas of security, fuel efficiency, flight planning and customer experience among others.

This collaboration between both parties was formalised by the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian hospitality centre; and the Chief Executive Officer, APU at APU’s campus, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian hospitality centre commented that in conjunction with APU, the company will continue to heighten their efforts in building a robust talent ecosystem and enhancing the skills and capabilities of the workforce, especially in the aviation industry, aligned with the national agenda to enhance digitalisation, improve digital infrastructure, and build a more trusted and secure digital environment.

Concurring, the Chief Executive Officer of APU stated that is an interesting programme and that the collaboration is a starting point to sharpen hired hands through micro-credentialing that can be accepted as credits for an academic degree, even up to a master’ level.

He added that the collaboration will also allow APU’s students and staff the possibility of applying their skills and knowledge in technology and innovation, by working on joint research projects with MAB Academy.

It is hoped that this relationship continues to reinforce APU’s status as a Premier Digital Technology University as endorsed by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Moving ahead, the two will include micro-credential offerings – such as Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Strategy & Analytics, Digital Marketing, Digital Finance, Digital Thinking & Innovation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual/Augmented Reality (AR/VR), Security & Forensic Tech, Data Management – between the various tech-focused courses held, such as Professional Certificate in Digital Leadership, and  Professional Certificate in Digital Technology.

At the same time, this valuable collaborative tie will also benefit graduating students from APU through opportunities for job placement at the hospitality centre.

Upskilling Malaysians

As the world continues to grow increasingly digitalised, Malaysia is working to ensure that its citizens are equipped with the digital skills they will need to thrive in the digital economy.

For example, Upskill Malaysia is a national ‘single window’ digital platform that provides comprehensive information on all training and skills development programmes offered by the Government of Malaysia through its ministries and agencies.

Open to all Malaysians, this integrated online platform was created to provide an ecosystem that nurtures continuous skills enhancement and promotes lifelong learning for Malaysian talents.

The objectives of the Reskilling & Upskilling Program are:

  1. Assist Malaysians in finding relevant training courses to enhance their skills and knowledge while improving their marketability.
  2. Improve competitiveness and employability for job seekers while preparing them for long term career success in in-demand industries
  3. Manage and monitor all upskilling, reskilling and multi-skilling programmes offered by government ministries and agencies in a centralised, structured, and cohesive manner.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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