Intel’s E-Learning Drive

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Intel remains committed to supporting the advancement of skilled workforce in Malaysia through various projects, including the 1:1 e-learning initiative, said Intel South-East Asia director Marcus Low.

Low said the initiative was under the umbrella of the Intel? World Ahead Programme, which was aimed at connecting the next billion people to a world of opportunities.

He said the World Ahead programme was driving cooperation between local stakeholders and industry leaders to bring useful, affordable and adaptable technology to local needs globally.

“Together, we’re creating a better world … the world ahead.” ?

“Here at Intel, we want to enhance lives by accelerating our company’s technology to everyone,” he said, adding that Intel’s education programmes were built for developing countries such as Malaysia.

“Our learning programmes integrate and extend Intel’s effort in four areas ? accessibility, connectivity, education, and content.” ?

Low said Intel’s goal was to provide greater opportunities for people to participate in the global economy and take advantage of the information technology experienced by developed nations. ?

“For instance, in collaboration with local and worldwide partners, we are working to bring more people personal computers (PCs), tools, and services customised to local needs,” he noted.

On the level of skill and education of Malaysian workforce, Low said it was generally good compared with other countries in South-East Asia, besides Singapore and Australia.

“We have many Malaysians working for Intel in various positions,” he said, adding that it was easy to train locals to develop higher skills because of their strong foundation in education and the English language.

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Source: The Star Online (link opens in a new window)