Fresh from its recent deal with YTL Communications for 1BestariNet earlier this month, Intel Malaysia have signed yet another education-oriented partnership and this time, it’s with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. This new cooperation will revolve around two of Intel’s education programs: the Intel Learn Easy Steps and Intel Entrepreneurship Basics (E-Basics).
If these two programs sounds familiar to you, then you might be aware that both of them have been introduced in our country before. The Intel Learn Easy Steps was originally deployed in 2011 for 168 rural Community Broadband Centres throughout the country while the same program together with Intel E-Basics have been offered by SME Bank Malaysia’s Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research since earlier this year.
An example of Intel Easy Steps training module
Through this partnership, Intel Malaysia will provide the ministry with the curriculum for both programs and the necessary training for National Youth Skill Training Institutes (Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara) trainers. These trainers will then help deliver both programs to the students at IKBN nationwide.
As more than 10000 students comes to IKBN annually, the new partnership between Intel Malaysia and the ministry should be beneficial to these students as they will be able to learn basic entrepreneurship and digital skills through both programs. However, we do hope that both partners are able to sustain these programs and grow their partnership in the long run rather than just having a short-term implementation.