The Faculty of Computer & Mathematical Sciences (FSKM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 19 March 2021.
The MoU aims at mutual cooperation to benefit the university and students from Microsoft’s expertise. The MOU was virtually signed by the Former Vice-Chancellor of UiTM, Emeritus Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr Azraai Kassim and Microsoft’s Managing Director, Mr K. Raman.
Under the MoU, UiTM can leverage Microsoft Learn for Educators (MSLE) resources to achieve its vision – to establish UiTM as a Globally Renowned University of Science, Technology, Humanities and Entrepreneurship. The mission is to empower UiTM to lead the development of professionals through state-of-the-art curricula and impactful research.
Affiliated as one of the “Premier Digital Tech Institution”, UiTM is always looking forward to offering competitive programmes that fulfill market needs, spearhead national development and promote global prosperity.
This MoU will extend the opportunities to the UiTM lecturers and students to upskill with the Microsoft Future-Ready Skills through Microsoft Learn. It provides self-paced, digital learning resources to build skills and a foundational understanding of technology besides making available the resources to complement existing institution courseware and study materials to best prepare students for in-demand jobs and Microsoft industry-recognized certifications.
This MoU is expected to be able to improve UiTM’s graduate employability as it helps validate students’ knowledge of technology and potential to perform in technology industry jobs through Microsoft certification in the Azure Fundamentals, Azure AI Fundamentals and Azure Data Fundamentals courses.
Students will be equipped with relevant technical skills and graduate as certified IT professionals, making them more competitive in the job sectors which are becoming more digitized and automated, requiring strong technology skills.
The effort by UiTM is another step taken to strengthen the ICT and AI capacity building of students relevant to the current needs and changes affecting higher learning institutions globally.