MDEC’s #MyDigitalMaker Fair returns with workshops and virtual sessions for youths


The #MyDigitalMaker Fair 2021 returns with workshops, webinars and sharing sessions for students to pick up digital skills and knowledge.

Organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the fair will be held through a virtual platform from Oct 11 till Nov 21.

The fair is expected to take place in a five-part series, with each focusing on specific localities namely Perak, East Coast, Kedah, Sabah as well as the central and southern regions.

The list of events being planned will kick off with workshops hosted by Digital Perak Corporation Holdings, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, National STEM Association (Perak) and Asia Drone IoT Technologies.

The fair will also focus on programmes for students at East Coast hosted by Jazari Robot Resources with various sessions by the likes of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, National STEM Association (Terengganu), Cybersecurity Malaysia and more.

The #MyDigitalMaker Fair, which is a flagship event for MDEC’s #mydigitalmaker movement, is meant to provide experiential opportunities and inspire the younger generation to embark on career pathways related to digital technology.

“We must future-proof our children with essential skills that will help them thrive in the fast-evolving digital economy. Initiatives such as MDEC’s #mydigitalmaker Movement aims to play a crucial role to prosperously transform Keluarga Malaysia into being digitally-savvy, to achieve the goals of MyDigital and the 12th Malaysia Plan,” said Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa in a statement.

The #mydigitalmaker movement was launched in 2016 with programmes such as coding, application development, data analytics and robotics for youths.

MDEC chief executive officer Mahadhir Aziz described the movement as a “crucial programme” to help develop a digital-first mindset and equip the younger generation with necessary skills.

More information about the #MyDigitalMaker Fair is available on MDEC’s Mydigitalmaker website.

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