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APU is a "Premier Digital Tech Institution" - MDEC

APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech Institution status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). APU is recognised for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. This status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia in 2017. In June 2019, this status has been renewed for a further 3 years by MDEC.

Under the Premier Digital Tech Institution status, we will be part of MDEC's Premier Digital Tech Ecosystem, in which we will have opportunities to collaborate with key industry players such as IBM and Fusionex to deliver curricula that are up to the industry's expectations, in order to address the needs of technology graduates. MDEC has named 8 strategic industry partners, namely Amazon web Services, CISCO, Intel, JobStreet, Microsoft, Oracle Academy, RunCloud and SAS. These industry partners are set to provide cloud credits, training modules, certification programmes, training, mentoring and employment tools. It is notable that we are already working closely with these global market-leading organisations, and we look forward to further enhancing our collaborative efforts with these companies. In addition, as a graduate from a Premier Digital Tech Institution, our students will now be accessible to wide range of resources, internship and job opportunities with top technological firms in Malaysia.

Since 2017, some significant developments under the APU-MDEC partnership include the launch of the CyberSecurity Talent Zone, the completion of the PGI Cyber Security training and certification, Big Data week and numerous industry-centric workshop and events held at APU. We have also established the APU Digital Career Centre that offers a comprehensive range of services on career development, programmes and experiential learning, internship opportunities and employment assistance.

Premier Digital Tech Institutions and Polytechnics, known as Premier Digital Tech Institutions (PDTIs), are Malaysia’s leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions. The PDTIs have a proven track record in producing high quality graduates for digital tech-based high value jobs, via cutting-edge research and education policies, strong industry linkages, and career development and placement services.

Borne out of a collaboration between MDEC, the Ministry of Education Malaysia and industry leaders, the PDTIs deliver end-to-end solutions to ensure that future graduates are propelled into becoming dynamic members of an innovation-driven and knowledge-powered Malaysia.

Click HERE to read more about MDEC's Premier Digital Tech Institutions Initiative.