UTM is committed to preparing the future of students with digital skills in collaboration with Microsoft

Professor Ts. Dr. Abdul Latif Saleh, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Kuala Lumpur Campus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and Sheikh Manzoor, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia’s Public Sector Group, during the exchange ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding. agreement (MOU) marking the start of their collaboration on digital skills development for UTM students and educators.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — University Technology Malaysia (UTM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Microsoft aimed at equipping UTM students and its educators with future-ready skills to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

With a mission to cultivate holistic talents and enable people to live a better life through knowledge and innovative technologies, UTM will build on Microsoft Learn, which will provide UTM students with access to self-paced digital learning resources and help them better prepare for in-demand careers. Successful candidates will also receive globally recognized certifications from Microsoft, which will further increase their employment opportunities.

Understanding the role of educators in empowering students for future success, UTM will support its educators and faculty members with Microsoft Learn for teacherswhich aims to help educators transform teaching and learning by providing free professional development, certifications, and training materials for use in the classroom.

In addition to this, UTM will participate in Code; Without Barriers, a Microsoft-led initiative to help increase women’s awareness and participation in technology through skills and training.

This MOU is part of UTM’s strategy to prepare students for the future and ensures that they are equipped with the necessary skills at the start of their careers. Students today need access to tools, experiences, and learning opportunities to acquire the skills necessary to fuel their future opportunities and success.

To date, 11 teachers from UTM’s School of Computer Science have received certifications related to Microsoft Azure. UTM aims to have 500 students certified within the next eight months.

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