UUM ONLINE: A total of 50 educators from various Public Institutions of Higher Learning (PIHL) were presented with their respective certificates of "Training of Trainers" - Global E-Commerce Talent (GET) Series 1, a programme organized by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) in collaboration with Alibaba Business School in support of entrepreneurship educators and enhancement of professional knowledge and practices in the field of global e-commerce.
The programme is part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) initiative signed between UUM and Ali Baba Business School in November of last year aimed at providing participants with the resources and knowledge to train their students to be prepared in terms of e-commerce in the digital era.
The Secretary-General of MoHE, Tan Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said educators played important role in developing entrepreneurial minds and interests among students and help them achieve the goal of producing graduates who create jobs that will contribute to the nation's sustainable wealth.
"Hence, the Ministry will always support the Educator Enhancement Programme, as educators need to continuously improve their efficiency and equip themselves with new learning and teaching methods that they are required to learn, unlearn and re-learn the new ways to educate students who come from diverse backgrounds as well as age," she said at the Training of Trainers Global E-Commerce Talent (GET) Certificate Presentation Ceremony.
Meanwhile, Ali Baba Group Vice-President, Mr. Brian Wong said the e-commerce industry in Malaysia had great potential to expand as it positioned itself at a good growth point.
"With the establishment of Malaysia's Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) and Malaysia's National eCommerce Strategic Roadmap, there is an enormous need for e-commerce talents to generate transformation through collaboration with MoHE through programmes such as GET.
"We are very excited about the advancement of our collaboration with MoHE and UUM. We are also grateful for confidence entrusted upon Alibaba Business School to guide and develop Malaysian youths.
"Through this partnership, we hope to foster e-commerce talents that will drive the digital economy transformation in Malaysia and develop capabilities, confidence and competitive advantage in global e-commerce trade," he said.
The programme covered theoretical and practical application-oriented topics, such as a holistic picture of Malaysia's ecommerce ecosystem, digitalization and economy landscape, rules and principles of e-commerce, business and operating management as well as product management, sales strategies and financial management.
GET which took place from 14 until 19 January in UUM involved educators from various PIHLs such as UUM, UKM, UTM, UTHM, Polytechnics and Community Colleges.
Also present at the certificate presentation ceremony were UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak and senior officials from MoHE.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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