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What is  #mydigitalmaker?

#mydigitalmaker is one of the initiatives by  Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) under Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, that launched in 2016. This movement was jointly implemented by MDEC, Ministry of Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, strategic industry and NGO partners towards the shared Malaysian vision to become a thriving and competitive connected economy.

It is a joint public-private-academia initiative that aims to create a nation of digital makers by transforming Malaysian youth from digital users to digital producers. It was established to address the need to equip Malaysian youths with the right skillset and mind set, to ensure that they remain relevant in the future workforce.

What does #mydigitalmaker want to achieve?

  • Transform Malaysian youth from digital users to producers in the digital economy
  • Cultivate interest and skills in digital innovation and creativity amongst school students and youths
  • Increase the interest and uptake in Science stream in upper secondary school and STEM undergraduate courses
  • Strengthen talent readiness for digital economy job opportunities.

How will #mydigitalmaker achieve its goals?

This movement thrives to achieve it’s goal through formal learning intervention by supporting the Ministry of Education to integrate Computational Thinking and Computer Science (including coding) education in the national school curriculum.and informal learning intervention by mobilization of a complementary digital maker ecosystem comprising private sector partners, universities and NGOs, to nurture and groom talented young digital makers via out-of-classroom project-based learning activities and competitions.

Educator Readiness

Teacher TrainingTeaching ModulesCounsellor Programme

What is being done to prepare teachers/educators through this movement?

  • To ensure that the educators are prepared to deliver the new computer science and Design Technology curriculum, #mydigitalmaker includes the deployment of a range of train-the-trainer programmes for Master Teachers, Counsellors, Principals and MOE officers.
  • Selected universities were also chosen as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) partners to make continuing professional development courses on computer science available for teachers.

What is Continuous Professional Development (CPD) centres?

  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) centres are a group of public universities certified by MDEC to train educators in integrating Computational Thinking (CT) and Computer Science (CS) in teaching & learning. This is in line with the new revised KSSR and KSSM curriculum.
  • The centres also conduct awareness activities, upskilling and reskilling of teachers and students in digital making.
  • Refer to the link for the location of the CPD centres nationwide : https://mydigitalmaker.com/teachers-training/

Where can teachers find the list of the trainings provided by us ?

Refer to website https://corpwebv3prd.wpengine.com/mydigitalmaker/TeacherTrainings

All FREE teaching Modules can be found at ?

Link to the resources – https://mydigitalmaker.com/teachers/resources/

What is a Digital Counsellor Programme?

A one-stop platform to sustain engagement with career counselors via digital adoption, providing access to

  • Virtual Mentoring (Industry & Academia)
  • Discussion / Newsfeed
  • Resources and Event updates

To know more about Digital Counsellor Programme refer website

https://mydigitalmaker.com/school-counsellors/

Nurturing & Grooming

Champion SchoolDigital NinjaFuture Innovators School

What is Champion School?

Champion schools are public schools that act as nucleus to support neighbouring schools in cultivating digital creativity and innovation. This is in line with the direction of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. To-date, there are a total of 24 Champion Schools.

For more info on Champion School refer website

https://mydigitalmaker.com/programmes/champion-school/

What is Digital Ninja?

Digital Ninja is a programme which will expose young talents aged 11 to 17 years old to best-in-class digital innovation and the opportunity to special digital trainings, leadership bootcamps, holiday programme with industry, facilitation for scholarship and placement in Digital Tech Premier Universities.

How to become a Digital Ninja?

  • The Digital Ninja Application opens for submission between 2 months before the programme commence. The announcement of the selected students for Digital Ninja Programme will be announce by 2nd week from the submission date, via invitation letter (email).
  • The Digital Ninja Accelerator Lab Programme usually will commence from Mid July to Early Oct. The students who have accepted the invitation letter will be joining the programme. The organiser will contact and communicate with the students for the arrangement and provide programme schedule thereafter.

Click link below to learn more about Digital Ninja

https://mydigitalmaker.com/programmes/digital-ninja/

What is Future Innovators School (FIS) ?

  • Future Innovators School is established to nurture and retain our future top digital innovators. This is a new concept school for digital innovators, like the sports school is for athletes.
  • FIS is projected to receive its first cohort of Form 1 (aged 11-13) students in April 2021 with estimation of 80 students.
  • For further announcement, please check our website frequently.

Ecosystem

Digital Maker HubDigital Maker Club & CompetitionDigital Maker HeroDigital Maker Fair

Interest in digital-making can only be cultivated by immersing students, teachers and parents in the digital ecosystem that always promotes digital-making. For that, few initiatives are conducted across the country to ensure an efficient ecosystem of digital-making where interaction between all digital stakeholders can take place.

What is Digital Maker Hub?

  • Digital Maker Hub (DMH) is a physical space in the community to bring the school and community members – kids, educators, parents, industry experts together to encourage the activity of digital making.
  • DMH is equipped with diverse tools, materials and learning resources which are made available for the public to embark on digital making projects.

For more info on Digital Maker Hubs and their locations

Refer to website, https://mydigitalmaker.com/dmh/

How to get your space recognized as Digital Maker Hub?

Submit your application now via online form at, https://mydigitalmaker.com/dmh-form/

What is Digital Maker Club?

Co-curricular clubs in school such as Robotics Club, Computer Club, Videography and Photography Club, which are structured to provide digital skills to the members, encourage participations in making their own digital inventions and submit them to competitions

All the FREE modules of Digital Maker Club can be found in Resources link as below :

https://mydigitalmaker.com/parents/co-curricular-activites/

Click link below to Join or know more about competitions

https://mydigitalmaker.com/competition-partners/

What is #mydigitalmaker HERO?

  • An open-source digital badge platform to capture student’s digital making skills & achievements.
  • We help students (age 7-17) to be on the lookout for digital making & non-digital making programmes (classes/competitions/events) throughout Malaysia.
  • These programmes are organised by our dedicated partners who primarily use this platform to award students with digital badges as tokens of their achievements.

Visit #mydigitalmaker HERO page via link below to learn more about Digital Badges

https://hero.mydigitalmaker.com/

What is #mydigitalmaker Fair?

  • #mydigitalmaker Fair is the physical manifestation of the mydigitalmaker Movement, and the Fair was first held in 2017. The event comprises of exhibitions, hands-on workshops, competitions and talks by industry subject matter experts. The Fair celebrates what the movement has accomplished throughout the year. It is also to encourage Malaysian youths to grow from digital users to digital innovators.
  • To know more about #mydigitalmaker fair and how can you be a part of this spectacular annual digital festival, check out our site below.

Partners & Sponsors

Who are #mydigitalmaker’s partners?

The movement currently consists of more than 70 partners comprising MDEC, MoE, Corporates, universities, start-up companies and NGOs. Partners are welcomed to contribute to the movement in both monetary and non monetary ways.

How can I become a partner or sponsor?

Click link below to know more about partnership and sponsorship.

Reach Us

My company is a Non MSC Malaysia status company. How do I know if I should apply directly to Immigration Department or MDEC?

If your Nature of Business as per the Companies Commission of Malaysia printout relates to any activities in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), your application should be submitted directly to MDEC.

What can I do if my company registration is unsuccessful?

If your company registration is unsuccessful due to nature of business is Non ICT, you may proceed to Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of Immigration Department.

If your company nature of business is in ICT, you can appeal by submitting an official letter to eXpats Service Centre.

My previous application was approved and endorsed at Immigration Department. What do I do for the renewal?

Once your company has successfully registered with MDEC, all renewal applications must be submitted through eXpats Service Centre.

How do I check my application?

For the Authorized Person, application status is available in the eXpats system.

Kindly login http://www.expats.com.my

For others, you may check the status of your application with your company Authorized Person.

What is the validity of the approval letter?

The validity is three (3) months.

Are there any countries whose citizens are not allowed to apply for the Employment Pass (EP)?

As of now, all citizens are allowed to apply for the Employment Pass (EP). However, approval from Ministry Of Home Affairs Malaysia is required for Israel citizen to enter Malaysia.

Is there any minimum age requirement for the Employment Pass?

There is no minimum age requirement.

What are the charges to be paid to Immigration for Employment Pass and Dependent Pass?

Kindly refer to the Immigration Payment.

What can I do if my employment pass application is unsuccessful?

You can appeal by submitting an official letter to eXpats Service Centre.

The Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) is going back? What I need do?

Company is responsible to cancel the Employment Pass of the FKW as follows:

i. Initiate cancellation process via the eXpats system

ii. Submit the original passport and other documents to eXpats service

Centre kindly refer to the cancellation checklist, Checklist for Cancellation of Passes.

How do I subscribe to eXpats services?

Your company must be an MSC Malaysia Status Company. You can refer to this website to find out more information on MSC Malaysia. If your company is an MSC Malaysia Status Company, you will receive an introductory e-mail to subscribe to our services. For Non MSC Malaysia Status company, kindly log in at http://www.expats.com.my/nonmsc

Can I collect Reference Visa in other countries instead of going back to country of origin?

Reference Visa is to be collected from the origin country. However, you may collect Reference Visa from other countries provided you are allowed to enter the respective country.

How long does it take to get the Reference Visa from the Malaysian Embassy/Consulate General/High Commission?

Normally it takes 3 to 5 days. The turnaround time for processing depends greatly on respective Malaysian Embassy/Consulate General/High Commission.

Kindly contact them directly for further clarification.

Are there any countries whose citizens are not allowed to apply for the Employment Pass (EP)?

As of now, all citizens are allowed to apply for the Employment Pass (EP). However, approval from Ministry Of Home Affairs, Malaysia is required for Israel citizen to enter Malaysia.

Is there any minimum age requirement for the Employment Pass?

There is no minimum age requirement.

How do I check the status of my application?

For the Authorized Person, application status is available in the eXpats system.

Kindly login http:/www.expats.com.my

For others, you may check the status of your application with your company Authorized Person.

What is the validity of the approval letter?

The validity is six (6) months.

Can a dependent enter Malaysia later and not together with the main applicant/Employment Pass holder?

A dependent has an option either to enter Malaysia together with main applicant/Employment Pass holder or to enter individually after main applicant is in Malaysia.

What are the charges to be paid to Immigration for Employment Pass and Dependent Pass?

Kindly refer to Immigration Payment.

The Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) is going back? What I need to do

Company is responsible to cancel the Employment Pass of the FKW as follows:

i. Initiate cancellation process via the eXpats system

ii. Submit the original passport and other documents to eXpats service Centre kindly refer to the cancellation checklist, Checklist for Cancellation of Passes.

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What is Malaysia Tech Month 2020 (MTM 2020)?

It is a month-long thematic campaign organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) that will curate and showcase reputable tech industry events, featuring inspiring leaders and innovators from the digital and technology ecosystems.

A fully virtual, super-charged event – it is the bigger and better iteration of the Malaysia Tech Week that took place in 2019.

MTM 2020 is designed for both domestic and foreign investors, funders and digital technology ecosystem players who are looking to land and expand in Southeast Asia. It is also for start-ups; entrepreneurs; corporates organisations; government stakeholders; small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and ecosystem players to showcase and share their innovations, experiences and future views of the digital economy in this new era of disruption.

Held throughout the month of November 2020, MTM 2020 is a combination of MDEC organised events and a curation of other unique technology events organised by industry partners. It will also include satellite events that tie-in with the goal of reinforcing Malaysia as the regional land and expand digital and technology hub.

In summary:
Date: 10 Nov to 30 Nov 2020
Venue: Fully virtual on various webinar and online meeting platforms

What are the key objectives of MTM 2020?

MDEC aspires to firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN, and MTM 2020 will enable it to further strengthen confidence in the country as a compelling regional digital and tech hub with global reach. This is to further reinforce the nation as the most-suited for digital and tech investments in Southeast Asia.

To achieve these key objectives, MDEC will focus on these key pillars:

  • PROMOTE: Malaysia’s tech offerings to regional investors, industry players and potential ecosystem partners;
  • CATALYSE: More cross-border trade opportunities in Southeast Asia and boost interest for digital investments for Malaysia;
  • INCREASE: Preference of Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN and Southeast Asia’s most compelling digital and tech investments location;
  • LEVERAGE: On MTM 2020 as the platform to communicate Malaysia’s digital and tech value proposition to all stakeholders;
  • ENHANCE: Malaysia’s role as the first-mover and industry lead for digital and tech ecosystems

In summary:
MTM2020 will showcase Malaysia’s efforts and drive to become an exemplary digital nation that will thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through its future-ready workforce, border-spanning innovations and strong support to cultivate a vibrant innovation economy.

The primary target audience: those keen on finding out more about the innovative and vibrant startup scene in Malaysia or want to discover why Malaysia is a hotbed for digital sector investments andthe a primary go-to for VCs and global tech companies.

What can we expect to experience at MTM 2020?

A robust line-up of activities have been planned and includes initiatives such as:

MDEC Events

  1. Malaysia Tech Month (MTM) 2020 Opening Conference
  2. Tech Leader Networking Platform
  3. LEVEL UP KL 2020 PLAY Day
  4. DataKita.Pulse
  5. Investment Week

Independently Organised Events

  1. Wild Digital by Catcha Group
  2. MyDroneTech Festival
  3. Tech Fest: Road to WCIT
  4. AdTech by MarketingMagazine
  5. IFN Asia Forum 2020 by REDmoney Events
  6. DigAC by MARDI

How do we register for the virtual events and webinars at MTM 2020?

Those who want to find out more and register for MTM 2020 or its various tie-in events can head over to https://corpwebv3prd.wpengine.com/mtm2020/.

Why MTM 2020?

The end-goal for MTM 2020 is to continue and expand MDEC’s efforts carrying out its mandate of growing Malaysia’s digital economy and to firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

It is about making Malaysia an appealing digital home for its citizens, tech entrepreneurs and global investors where they can prosper together.

MTM 2020 is MDEC’s capstone event and is the primary platform that will demonstrate a variety of strategic interventions, showcasing the ‘winning-formula’ that will set the course forward for Malaysia to thrive in the 4IR era.

The event aims to continue the nation’s growth trajectory, focusing on three economic pillars:

  • Enabling digitally-skilled talent: Through robust end-to-end talent development initiatives aimed at creating a sustainable talent pipeline to future-proof the country’s digital workforce.
  • Driving digitally-powered businesses: By fast-tracking digital adoption across all industries and catalysing the growth and innovation of homegrown tech companies and scale them up to become global champions.
  • Attract digital-sector investments: Creating an investor-friendly environment to facilitate FDIs, easing the entry of businesses into Malaysia and supporting their expansion.

This is to ensure that Malaysia continues to build a digital economy that delivers shared prosperity for all.

What is Malaysia Tech Month 2020 (MTM 2020)?

It is a month-long thematic campaign organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) that will curate and showcase reputable tech industry events, featuring inspiring leaders and innovators from the digital and technology ecosystems.

A fully virtual, super-charged event – it is the bigger and better iteration of the Malaysia Tech Week that took place in 2019.

MTM 2020 is designed for both domestic and foreign investors, funders and digital technology ecosystem players who are looking to land and expand in Southeast Asia. It is also for start-ups; entrepreneurs; corporates organisations; government stakeholders; small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and ecosystem players to showcase and share their innovations, experiences and future views of the digital economy in this new era of disruption.

Held throughout the month of November 2020, MTM 2020 is a combination of MDEC organised events and a curation of other unique technology events organised by industry partners. It will also include satellite events that tie-in with the goal of reinforcing Malaysia as the regional land and expand digital and technology hub.

In summary:
Date: 10 Nov to 30 Nov 2020
Venue: Fully virtual on various webinar and online meeting platforms

What are the key objectives of MTM 2020?

MDEC aspires to firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN, and MTM 2020 will enable it to further strengthen confidence in the country as a compelling regional digital and tech hub with global reach. This is to further reinforce the nation as the most-suited for digital and tech investments in Southeast Asia.

To achieve these key objectives, MDEC will focus on these key pillars:

  • PROMOTE: Malaysia’s tech offerings to regional investors, industry players and potential ecosystem partners;
  • CATALYSE: More cross-border trade opportunities in Southeast Asia and boost interest for digital investments for Malaysia;
  • INCREASE: Preference of Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN and Southeast Asia’s most compelling digital and tech investments location;
  • LEVERAGE: On MTM 2020 as the platform to communicate Malaysia’s digital and tech value proposition to all stakeholders;
  • ENHANCE: Malaysia’s role as the first-mover and industry lead for digital and tech ecosystems

In summary:
MTM2020 will showcase Malaysia’s efforts and drive to become an exemplary digital nation that will thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through its future-ready workforce, border-spanning innovations and strong support to cultivate a vibrant innovation economy.

The primary target audience: those keen on finding out more about the innovative and vibrant startup scene in Malaysia or want to discover why Malaysia is a hotbed for digital sector investments andthe a primary go-to for VCs and global tech companies.

What can we expect to experience at MTM 2020?

A robust line-up of activities have been planned and includes initiatives such as:

MDEC Events

  1. Malaysia Tech Month (MTM) 2020 Opening Conference
  2. Tech Leader Networking Platform
  3. LEVEL UP KL 2020 PLAY Day
  4. DataKita.Pulse
  5. Investment Week

Independently Organised Events

  1. Wild Digital by Catcha Group
  2. MyDroneTech Festival
  3. Tech Fest: Road to WCIT
  4. AdTech by MarketingMagazine
  5. IFN Asia Forum 2020 by REDmoney Events
  6. DigAC by MARDI

How do we register for the virtual events and webinars at MTM 2020?

Those who want to find out more and register for MTM 2020 or its various tie-in events can head over to https://corpwebv3prd.wpengine.com/mtm2020/.

Why MTM 2020?

The end-goal for MTM 2020 is to continue and expand MDEC’s efforts carrying out its mandate of growing Malaysia’s digital economy and to firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

It is about making Malaysia an appealing digital home for its citizens, tech entrepreneurs and global investors where they can prosper together.

MTM 2020 is MDEC’s capstone event and is the primary platform that will demonstrate a variety of strategic interventions, showcasing the ‘winning-formula’ that will set the course forward for Malaysia to thrive in the 4IR era.

The event aims to continue the nation’s growth trajectory, focusing on three economic pillars:

  • Enabling digitally-skilled talent: Through robust end-to-end talent development initiatives aimed at creating a sustainable talent pipeline to future-proof the country’s digital workforce.
  • Driving digitally-powered businesses: By fast-tracking digital adoption across all industries and catalysing the growth and innovation of homegrown tech companies and scale them up to become global champions.
  • Attract digital-sector investments: Creating an investor-friendly environment to facilitate FDIs, easing the entry of businesses into Malaysia and supporting their expansion.

This is to ensure that Malaysia continues to build a digital economy that delivers shared prosperity for all.