Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Matematik (FSKM), Universiti Teknologi MARA, (UiTM), Malaysia had successfully hosted the UiTM-Oracle Academy Day 2021 on 15th March 2021. This event significantly marked another UiTM’s response to Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU)’s urge for smart partnership with industries for IT expertise to share their experience.
Officiated by FSKM’s Dean, Prof Dr Haryani Haron, the event was conducted on a digital platform and broadcasted live from the Global Learning Space, FSKM, UiTM Shah Alam. Around 1000 participants, nationwide and globally, attended the event including those from UiTM’s state campuses, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Ipoh, Universitas Bhayangkara Jakarta Raya of Indonesia, Universitas Esa Unggul of Indonesia, and Bean Search Expert (Malaysia SEO Company & Digital Marketing Agency).
In her opening speech, the Dean recapped that “The collaboration between Oracle Corporation Malaysia and UiTM has been established for a long time, perhaps since Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM) days. We have been using the Oracle database to train our students, such ways to prepare them for the industry needs, so their learning curve and training are shortened.”
Mr Mohamed Fitri Abdullah, the Managing Director of Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Presented an overview of Oracle, while Mr Damian Haas, the Regional Director for Oracle Academy Asia Pacific and Japan, provided an insight of Oracle Academy. Mr Jian Li, the Principal Instructor of Oracle Academy for Asia Pacific, talked about data sciences and Java programming to wrap the event.
The collaboration with Oracle Academy intends to provide awareness and exposure of free access to ranges of teaching and educational resources from Oracle Academy, which are made available to all faculty members and students. The curriculum and resources are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in computer science as demanded in computing-related jobs. Current technologies include autonomous database, Oracle Cloud, Java programming and artificial intelligence.
The alliance is hoped for by both UiTM and Oracle to strategize synergistic benefits for both parties.