8th March 2010
Youths to get TechEureka moment
By JO TIMBUONG
PETALING JAYA: MSC Malaysia and The Star Online have embarked on a campaign to help Malaysian youths maximise their potential with the help of ICT (information and communications technology).
The campaign — called TechEureka — aims to act as a platform where youths can learn more about the opportunities in the ICT industry and take advantage of them by participating in the various MSC Malaysia programmes.
TechEureka, a three-month campaign, is divided into five themes — Get Skilled, Get Hired, Get Funded, Get Connected and Get Creative.
The activities based on these themes will serve to explain to the youths how they can benefit from the MSC Malaysia programmes.
The Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC), which is caretaker of the MSC Malaysia initiative, has announced that TechEureka will spur the youths to enrol in ICT-related courses, work in ICT-related industries, and better yet, start ICT-based or ICT-enabled businesses.
Its programmes will teach the youths how to get funding for their business forays, as well as how to develop human capital in their companies.
MDeC staff will be on hand to explain the MSC Malaysia programmes at the TechEureka Open Day, scheduled for March 13 and 14 at Studio V, in the 1Utama Shopping Centre in Petaling Jaya.
The campaign includes talks and workshops, and several MSC Malaysia-status companies will share their experiences (see sidebar — Journeying through hell to reach Garden).
Opportunities exist for youths looking to work in the ICT industry and they should approach MDeC representatives during the campaign activities for information on how to apply for the jobs during the TechEureka! Career Day in April.
School-leavers and undergraduates are encouraged to attend.
For more information on the campaign, go to techeureka.my/got_ideas
. Or go to the TechEureka! Facebook page, www.facebook.com/msctecheureka
, or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/msctecheureka