Multimedia Development Corporation (389346-D) T +603 8315 3000 F +603 8315 3115 For Immediate Release MSC Malaysia Knowledge Workers Development Centre KDC continues to spur growth of the ICT Talent Industry MSC celebrates its one year anniversary with three day carnival
Kuala Lumpur, 3rd October 2013 - Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) hosted a three-
day carnival in Cyberjaya to celebrate the first anniversary of the MSC Malaysia Knowledge
Workers Development Centre (KDC), to spur the growth and development of ICT talent in
The three-day carnival, which commenced on the 30th of September until the 2nd of October,
saw various activities and programmes for the ICT community, with the objective to increase the
awareness on MDeC and KDU’s talent initiatives. These included talks, seminars, certification
opportunities, internship and training opportunities for fresh graduates as well as a career of
choice campaign to attract primary and secondary school students to pursue a career in ICT.
“The carnival was primarily held to strengthen the collaboration between KDC technology
partners, in promoting KDC as the preferred facility of choice for training. We also hope that it
helped the ICT community to build a strong network, through various workshops and technology
sharing sessions, conducted throughout the event,” said Datuk. Badlisham Ghazali, Chief
“KDC’s achievement over the last year is commendable, with more than 5,000 knowledge
workers benefiting from our tailored workshops and programmes. This is a milestone that we
are proud of, seeing plenty of young aspiring graduates who are eager to partake in this
endeavour. This success is an encouragement for MDeC to further promote the ICT industry in
the country, through various avenues, and event such as this”, he added.
Other exciting activities were lined up for this three-day event, with the cooperation of
distinguished guest speakers from Jobstreet and KRU productions, which shed light on the
current demands and requirements of the ICT industry. Games and storytelling competitions
were also scheduled to motivate the young participants of the carnival.
The MSC Knowledge Workers development Centre (KDC) was launched in May last year, in an
effort to produce talents that are relevant and skilled to help drive the ICT industry in Malaysia.
The KDC initiative is a collaboration between the Government, through MSC Malaysia, the
Industry technology partners, and the universities to provide an industry-driven platform for up-
to-date technology training programmes. These programmes will be delivered by the technology
leaders and partners, in upcoming ICT key areas, such as mobile, embedded technology,
telecommunications hardware and software, and creative multimedia.
PR Unit, Corporate Communications & Marketing Account Executive Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
About Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), MSC Malaysia and Digital Malaysia The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) was incorporated in 1996 to strategically drive the Malaysian Government on legislation, policies and standards for ICT and multimedia operations as well as to oversee the development of the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor (now MSC Malaysia), the platform to nurture the growth of Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the IT industry whilst attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest in and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in Malaysia. In 2011, MDeC’s mandate was broadened by the Prime Minister to include driving Malaysia’s transition towards a developed digital economy by 2020 through Digital Malaysia. In 2012, Digital Malaysia was official unveiled as the nation’s transformational programme to achieve this aim. Founded on three strategic thrusts, Digital Malaysia will create an ecosystem that promotes the pervasive use of ICT in all aspects of the economy, connect communities globally and enable them to interact in real time, to increase the country’s Gross National Income, enhance business productivity and improve standards of living. For more information, please visit, and
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