TEGAS signs MoU with five startups during SCaT Fair 2018

KUCHING: The Sarawak Bumiputera Technical Education Promotion Charitable Trust (TEGAS) announced that it will be collaborating with five agencies in various sectors under digital technology during the launch of Sarawak Career and Training (SCaT) Fair 2018 on March 10.

TEGAS exchanged MoUs with Azendian Solutions Sdn Bhd, Chumbaka Sdn Bhd, EFFEX Co Sdn Bhd, Petrosar Academy Sdn Bhd and Satu Creative Services Sdn Bhd where theywill collaborate in data analytics, gaming and virtual reality, robotics and drones, flying simulation as well as entrepreneurship coaching and mentoring.

“All of these efforts will improve the performance of TEGAS as the leading platform in promoting digital innovation which comprises STEM, TVET and entrepreneurship innovation in Sarawak,” said TEGAS chairman Datu Len Talif Salleh before the launch of SCaT Fair 2018 by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg themed “Enhancing Employability”.

Jointly organised by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research (MESTR) and TEGAS, the three-day education and career fair also featured 17 speakers talking on career and educational opportunities as well as the STEM Playground, Hackweekend Kch and UCSI’s The Big Chef.

The STEM Playground had 24 educational institutes, companies and agencies offering stimulating acitivites for children in the realms of digital innovation such as drones, robots, data analytics, coding, 3D holograms, 3D printing, lab activities and more.

The activities were geared towards sparking the interest of children and parents in science, technology, engineering, mathematics towards digital innovation and digital economy.

Another highlight of SCaT Fair 2018 was the collaboration under TEGAS and Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre Berhad (MaGIC) where participating youth were given 50 hours to write code for an agricultural project, one of the main thrusts under the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy, especially in IoT and Big Data.

Hackweekend Kch will continue onto other divisions in Sarawak and will see more youth participants challenged to find coding solutions for manufacturing, tourism, smart city, digital health, e-commerce and digital government.

SCaT Fair 2018 hosted 70 educational institutes and training centres, 60 companies offering 5,526 jobs, nine agencies offering scholarships and bursaries.

TEGAS will also be holding what will be its biggest educational roadshow to date – Project of Dreams Realised (PRO-DR) the week after next which will begin from Lundu to Lawas so that youths from rural areas will be able to enjoy the same opportunities as their urban counterparts.

AZAM and SDI visit Hanoi to study its sustainable rural development programmes

Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) and Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) kick-started the new year with a study visit to Hanoi, Vietnam from 14th to 19th January 2018.

The objective of this five-day study visit was to learn from Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) and Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) on the development policies, initiatives and strategies Vietnam adopted to accelerate development sustainably in the country.

The study visit also enabled AZAM and SDI members to explore ways on how to engage rural communities to ensure sustainability not only for rural development but also for the rural economy.

About 16 delegates comprising AZAM Board Members, SDI Board Members and secretariat from both organisations attended the five-day study visit to Hanoi.

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Sarawak talents deserve chance to shine – AZAM top official

KUCHING: Sarawak talents must strive to be the best that they can be and compete with their counterparts throughout the country.

In this respect, Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) board member Dato Norhyati Mohd Ismail believes that the locals deserve the chance to shine.

“We want our talents to become real players and directors – among the best in Malaysia,” she said at the closing of AZAM Sarawak’s workshop on content creation themed ‘Telling Sarawak’s Stories’ at a hotel here recently.

Norhyati, however, admitted that the main constraint is funding.

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Launch of SKR1M submarine cable in Sarawak to catalyse growth of digital economy and digital lifestyle

KUCHING, 18 December: Sarawak is one step closer to state-wide internet connectivity with the launch of Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M) submarine cable system on 18 December 2017.

SKR1M was built with the objective to enhance the existing domestic submarine cable connectivity between Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak thus catering for future bandwidth growth requirements.

“The establishment of this new submarine cable system is part of the government’s initiative to increase and improve internet access availability and quality in Sarawak,” said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg at the launch.

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State government urged to help local creative talents

KUCHING, Dec 16: Nurturing the state’s creative industry to be among the best in the country as well as in the region, will require the Sarawak government to lend a helping hand to aspiring local filmmakers, entrepreneurs and undergraduates in this field.

Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) board member Dato Nurhyati Ismail said now that the state is moving toward a Digital Economy, resources and technologies for the creative industry would now be more accessible to these creative people; however, the cost would pose a problem for most to even start a project.

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Polishing the Young Guns

BORNEO 744 on November 18 was filled with youth of different passion, each with the fiery intensity to perform the talents laid in the heart of each of them. There were a group of boys and girls feeling the winds through their hair, the same wind that touches their face as they rode on their skate boards, up the ledge, despite falling down multiple times, the same many times they stood up and continued on. Such is also a description, that is best to describe the youth that participated in AYCLive@Borneo744, an event to bring out the best in them despite their differences.

There are also those exhibiting their love for fast cars, and building them, as well as those who love cosplaying their favourite anime characters. Meanwhile, also were were those that have a passion for handicrafts as they sat at their booth explaining to those interested in the how-to of creating crafts.

The programme known as AYC (AZAM Youth Central) Live@B744 is an urban youth programme introduced by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) to provide a platform for local youths to engage in current development programmes and activities. This particular AYCLive@Borneo744 is the first of the AYCLive series to be held outside AZAM Youth Central since its first introduction in 2013.

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Exciting lineup of activities at AZAM’s AYCLive@Borneo744 youth event

AYCLive@B744

KUCHING: Workshops, musical performances, recreational sports and more await at Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak’s latest edition of AYCLive on November 18 at Borneo744.

Free and open to the public, AYCLive@Borneo744 will be a one day event starting from 8am to 6pm. AYCLive is AZAM Sarawak’s signature youth event that combines artistic and recreational activities with programmes that promotes personal and professional growth among the youth.

Among the bands slated to perform at AYCLive@Borneo744 are At Adau, Soundholic, Foxgloves, Amey Suhaili, Afiq Zafi, Adi Bazli, Co-Ed Crew, Kenshin Clan, and Imaginasi Music.
Among the bands slated to perform at AYCLive@Borneo744 are At Adau, Soundholic, Foxgloves, Amey Suhaili, Afiq Zafi, Adi Bazli, Co-Ed Crew, Kenshin Clan, and Imaginasi Music.

Come and be entertained with musical performances by At Adau, Soundholic, Foxgloves and modern dance by University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas). Watch out for the fashion show staged by Limkokwing Borneo which will also see At Adau performing.

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Building confidence in eCommerce

Abang Johari menerima cenderahati kenangan daripada Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan E- Perdagangan disaksikan oleh Jemaah menteri dan menteri muda.
Abang Johari menerima cenderahati kenangan daripada Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan E- Perdagangan disaksikan oleh jemaah menteri dan menteri muda.

KUCHING: There is no better time to leapfrog into the digital economy than now.

To help demystify the idea of eCommerce, the Ministry of International Trade and eCommerce Sarawak (MITeC) put together the Sarawak eCommerce Forum 2017 in collaboration with AZAM Sarawak with the support of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and SME Corporation Malaysia.

Themed ‘Enhancing Sarawak’s Digital Economy’, the day-long forum on 7 November 2017 featured five ‘chatroom’ sessions with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and academic experts addressing fundamental aspects of eCommerce like SME participation online, logistics and transportation, cross-border trade, cybersecurity and cryptocurrency.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg officiated the closing of the forum which saw 529 participants from public and private sectors attending.

KUCHING:  Sama ada mahu bermula sekarang ataupun tidak,  hakikatnya fenomena ekonomi digital sememangnya sudah dekat dalam diri seluruh rakyat Sarawak.

Dalam usaha merealisasikan pembangunan e-perdagangan di Malaysia, Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan E-Perdagangan Sarawak (MITeC) menganjurkan Forum eCommerce Sarawak 2017 dengan kerjasama AZAM Sarawak dan disokong oleh Perbadanan Pembangunan Perdagangan Luar Malaysia (MATRADE) dan SME Corporation Malaysia.

Majlis penutupan  telah dirasmikan oleh Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg. Acara itu melibatkan lima sesi dan lima orang  moderator serta 16 orang ahli panel yang  terdiri daripada pemimpin industri dan ahli akademik. Seramai  529 peserta menghadiri acara ini.

Forum yang berlangsung pada  7 November 2017 ini menampilkan sesi sembang dengan pemimpin industri, usahawan dan ahli akademik yang menangani aspek asas eCommerce seperti penyertaan dalam talian, logistik dan pengangkutan SME, perdagangan rentas sempadan, keselamatan siber dan mata wang digital seperti Bit Coin.

Gambar kenangan selepas tamat Forum eCommerce 2017 Sarawak bersama Abang Johari dan jemaah Menteri yang lain dan peserta yang hadir.
Gambar kenangan selepas tamat Forum eCommerce 2017 Sarawak bersama Abang Johari dan jemaah Menteri dan peserta yang hadir.

Sekitar sambutan Hari Belia Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 2017

AZAM Sarawak memeriahkan sambutan Hari Belia Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 2017 (HBPNS2017) di Betong dengan menyertai pameran yang berlangsung dari 27 hingga 29 Oktober 2017.

Sambutan hari belia tahun ini bertemakan ‘Belia Pencetus Inspirasi, Pemacu Inovasi’ memberikan makna yang mendalam untuk belia di Sarawak tampil dengan terus maju dan berdaya saing setanding belia lain di dunia.

“Sambutan daripada belia yang  ‘awesome’ membuktikan mereka faham konsep yang dibawakan oleh kerajaan dalam membangunkan negeri ini,” kata  Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian, Kebudayaan , Belia dan Sukan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah ketika ditemubual di booth pameran AZAM Sarawak bersempena sambutan.

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AZAM is Heading to Betong this 27- 29 October !

Happy Youth Day 2017!

Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak will be joining the festivities at the state-level Youth Day 2017 this 27-29 October at Dewan Sukan Tan Sri Datuk Amar Stephen Kalong Ningkan, Betong.

Come find us at our booth and take part in our quiz to win a special prize! We have hampers, special AZAM Sarawak pendrives and many more prizes to be won! For more info, LIKE and SHARE our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/AngkatanZamanMansangSarawak

See you there!

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