Discussion on PIKOM Industry Engagement Program

The National ICT Association Of Malaysia

INVITATION
Briefing on
PIE (PIKOM Industry Engagement) Program
22 May 2014
10.00am to 12.00pm

Dear PIKOM Members,

As we all know, the ICT industry is facing a serious shortage of quality graduates. Nowadays, local COMPUTING fresh graduates are not able to meet with the employers’ expectations while the industry is short of talents especially in the area of Software Development. It is not about getting good graduates, but acquiring the right set of knowledge and skills, cognizant of the latest technology and most importantly have passion to solve new problems.

Background

PIKOM has a number of ongoing engagements with the Ministry of Education, public and private universities. One of the main activities has been a pilot initiative with Help University in 2012 which the industry, through PIKOM, engaged actively with the students via internship programme and final year projects. The students were employed by the respective industry partners upon graduation. The companies involved continue to play an advisory role to Help University to assist in closing the expectation gap between the industry and fresh graduates.

It is time to open up this prestigious opportunity to all Universities and Industry members via the PIE program to help address the talent issue. While PIE is still in its early stage of execution, we believe that this program would help to address the gap through bridging the expectations of the academic and industry. (See attached for more information)

In lieu of this, we are pleased to invite you to a discussion forum as follows:

Date : 22nd May 2014 (Thursday)
Time : 10.00am to 12.00pm
PIKOM Office
Level 3, Executive Boardroom
Venue :E1, Empire Damansara
No. 2, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana
47820 Petaling Jaya

Kindly RSVP with Puan Aishah Redzuan Lu at aishah@pikom .org.my before 20th May 2014 or call +6(03) 4065 0078 to secure your seats.
Thank you
Events@PIKOM

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