Ericsson online educate initiative join MDEC learn digital program

Ericsson today announced the inclusion of the MY5G- Ericsson online program as part of the Malaysia Economy Corporation (MDEC) Learn Digital program.

The free, self-paced online learning program is designed to introduce the Malaysian workforce, as well as interested university-level students across all disciplines, to 5G and telecommunications, as well as related technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning.  Learners who successfully complete the assessment at the end of the course will earn a digital badge from Ericsson. The program has been designed by Ericsson and is supported by Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), the company mandated to deploy Malaysia's 5G network and infrastructure.

MY5G- Ericsson Educate initiative will support and contribute to the country's digital economy and Industry 4.0 transformation. It  will provide both students and lecturers access to quality digital learning resources that draw on Ericsson's 145-year experience in telecommunications and ICT. It also includes an award-winning interactive game that teaches the history of telecommunications and can be enhanced with the use of VR headsets for a more immersive experience.

David Hägerbro, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh says, “We are pleased to establish this strategic partnership with DNB and MDEC to develop this unique initiative for Malaysia to support the National 4IR policy implementation. The inclusion of MY5G – Ericsson Educate in the Let's Learn Digital program will provide learners with the skillsets necessary to thrive in Malaysia's burgeoning digital economy. Malaysia has continued to invest in digitalization and this initiative will complement the government's efforts to equip citizens with 5G knowledge and skillsets so that they can fully leverage Malaysia's 5G network.”

Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of MDEC, said, “We are pleased to welcome Ericsson as our latest partner into the Let's Learn Digital initiative, as their offerings are aligned with our national strategies and initiatives under Malaysia Digital (MD), in facilitating industry-led upskilling and reskilling of the workforce. The MY5G-Ericsson Educate program will also help ensure that there is a matching of the talent pipeline with the future needs of the digital economy.”

Interested members of the workforce and students at the tertiary or university level are encouraged to visit the MDEC Let's Learn Digital page to register for the MY5G-Ericsson Educate program. Registration ends 31 December 2022.

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