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Assessing future needs of IT education in Malaysia: a preliminary result

Ahlan, Abdul Rahman and Suhaimi, Mohd Adam and Hussin, Husnayati and Arshad, Yusri (2008) Assessing future needs of IT education in Malaysia: a preliminary result. In: 4th WSEAS/IASME International Conference on EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (EDUTE'08), 26th-28th Oct 2008, Corfu, Greece.

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Abstract

Malaysia is making a frantic effort to promote its shared services and outsourcing as a preferred hub in Asia. It is projected for multiple growths in demand for IT graduates to fulfill this IT outsourcing phenomenon. In this study, we sought in-depth insights and experiences from seven senior executive managements in service provider firms in Klang Valley on the skills and capabilities requirements of fresh IT graduates to fulfill the market needs of IT outsourcing in Malaysia. The research team found that technical, soft and problem-solving skills are the main concerns raised by the key informants. This is in line with the literature review and also the present higher education policy concerns by the Malaysia government. The second stage of the study is to survey across West Malaysia and finally a roundtable discussion with panel of experts from academia and industry will be conducted in order to reach to a conclusive and consensus agreements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1716/17425
Uncontrolled Keywords: IT education, Malaysia, skill sets, workforce, industry, partnerships, curriculums, courses
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering.
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.6 Management information systems
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr. Abd Rahman Ahlan
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 09:22
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2015 09:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17425

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