On March 15, 2021, the Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (FSKM), Universiti Teknologi MARA, (UiTM), Malaysia, hosted the UiTM-Oracle Academy Day 2021. This marked another UiTM’s smart partnership with industries for IT expertise to share experiences.
The Dean, Prof Ts Dr Haryani Haron, officiated the live-broadcasted event from the Global Learning Space, FSKM, UiTM Shah Alam. Approximately 1000 participants, nationwide and globally, include those from UiTM’s campuses, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Ipoh, Universitas Bhayangkara Jakarta Raya of Indonesia, Universitas Esa Unggul of Indonesia and Bean Search Expert Malaysia. The Dean recapped that “The collaboration between Oracle Corporation Malaysia and UiTM was established since Institut Teknologi MARA days. We have been using the Oracle database in training students to prepare for industry needs, so their training-learning curve is shortened.”
Mr Mohamed Fitri Abdullah, the Managing Director of Oracle Corporation Malaysia presented an overview of Oracle, while Mr Damian Haas, the Regional Director for Oracle Academy Asia Pacific and Japan, provided an insight of Oracle Academy. Mr Jian Li, the Principal Instructor of Oracle Academy for Asia Pacific, talked about data sciences and Java programming.
As the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin emphasized during the launching of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, that “Mastery of digital technology is essential to elevating Malaysia’s economy”, a series of workshops on big data are organised for the B40 students as a strategy to develop local digital talents.
This collaboration intends to provide awareness and exposure of free access to educational resources from Oracle Academy. They are designed with knowledge and skills as demanded in computing-related jobs. Current technologies include autonomous databases, Oracle Cloud, Java programming and AI. The alliance aimed to strategize synergistic benefits for both UiTM and Oracle.