Ministry of Education (MoE) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced the return of #mydigitalmaker Fair 2018.
To be held on the 29th – 30th September at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, the Fair is designed to provide students, teachers and parents a hands-on digital experience by featuring activities such as robotics, drone-making and racing, 3D printing, career talks and digital-based competitions. The #mydigitalmaker Fair 2018 is part of the #mydigitalmaker Movement, an initiative implemented by Malaysia to futureproof its youth for the future of work.
The Movement was established to address the nation’s need to prepare the future generation for jobs in a digital world. Through public-private-academia partnership, the #mydigitalmaker Movement aims to transform Malaysian youth from being users of digital technology to digital producers.
“The start of any change is through education. We at MoE believe that by empowering our young with knowledge, they are able to not only embrace digital technology but also contribute to the growth of it. Malaysia wants to see the youth become producers and makers of the digital world; the first step is to equip them with the right skillset and mindset. #mydigitalmaker Movement has made it possible for Malaysian youth to be exposed to the wonders of digital world. MoE is committed to futureproof more students through the integration digital related courses into the national school curriculum,” said Dato’ Sulaiman Wak, Deputy Director-General, Education Policy and Development of MoE.
The #mydigitalmaker Movement focuses on exposing the younger generation to digital creativity and innovation by integrating computer science and computational thinking into the formal school curriculum. The Movement, launched in August 2016, focuses on skills such as coding, app development, 3D printing, robotics, embedded programming and data analytics; all of which will help strengthen problem solving and creativity amongst our future generation.
“Tasked to position Malaysia as a beacon of digital economy, MDEC is committed to build and grow the nation’s digital future. Our youths will be the generation that can drive Malaysia to greater heights and it is our responsibility to help them achieve that through education,” said Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of MDEC.
At the same event also witness the announcement of Engage Media as the official events partner and Astro as the official media partner for #mydigitalmaker Fair 2018. The Fair is made possible through the support of industry partners such as ADV Fusionex Sdn Bhd, Digi Telecommunications, Microsoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Shell Malaysia, and Yayasan Sime Darby.
“As the demands of jobs evolve together with the growth of technology, having digital skill sets could very well be the norm in the near future. The #mydigitalmaker Movement signifies the right step into the future by equipping our youths with the relevant digital knowledge and tools that will prep them for the 4th Industrial Revolution. Engage Media is honoured to be the official partner of the #mydigitalmaker Movement and we look forward to building one of the strongest digital maker ecosystem in the region.” said Chung Tack Soon, CEO of Engage Media.