Help Uni Collaborates with IBM and S5 to Create Opportunities for HELP IT Grads

HELP University (HU) announced a new collaboration with S5 and IBM Malaysia, as part of an overall plan to improve exposure of its IT students to additional technical skills and also internships.

According to Dr Sien Ven Yu, Head of the Department of IT at HU, this is one of the many initiatives adopted by the University for the benefit of HU IT students.

“We are working with many industry partners to ensure that our IT programmes are relevant and effective for our undergraduates. Our partners advise on course content in the context of industrial trends and employment prospects in order for us to provide IT education that meets industry’s demand for IT professionals.

“Our collaboration with IBM and S5 is yet another example of how opportunities are provided for our undergraduates to work towards professional certification leading to internships and employment,” said Dr Sien, at the official signing of the Collaboration between all three organisations today.

Dr Khong Kim Hoong, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) HELP University, Rama
Nathan, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia and Datuk Sri Johann Young, CEO, S5
Systems Sdn Bhd

Through the Collaboration, HU IT students will be given access to IBM database software and courseware as part of IBM’s plan to collaborate with institutions of higher learning around the world.

“IBM is collaborating with institutions of higher learning around the world to utilize new technology. These programs seek to support the development of next generation technology talent and equip students with business and technology skills and infrastructure knowledge needed in the marketplace, “said Ramanathan Sathiamutty, IBM Malaysia’s Managing Director.

At the same time, IT lecturers from HU will be equipped with the appropriate teaching skills to deliver knowledge of advanced technology to its students.

Throughout the collaboration, HU, through monitoring of student’s progress, will select suitable candidates for internship at S5, a Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company, which also includes mentoring and evaluation of the student’s performance.

HU plans to ensure that all IT students be given the opportunity and exposure of the many benefits of the collaboration.

S5 CEO, Dato Sri Johann Young said that S5 is committed to help address the skills shortage in the marketplace via collaborations with universities and market leaders. This would in turn help our clients achieve better business outcomes with advances in technology.

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