The State Government of Selangor’s Selangor Technical Skills Development Centre (STDCx), in conjunction with global low-code application development platform Mendix – a Siemens business, and leading Malaysian consultancy Orangeleaf Consulting, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance technological capabilities within Selangor’s industries.

This landmark agreement was formalized at the Hannover Messe 2024 trade show in Germany, the world’s largest industrial technology exhibition. The event brought together key players from the energy, digital, and mechanical and electrical engineering sectors to explore innovative solutions for future energy supply and manufacturing challenges.

The strategic partnership between STDCx, Orangeleaf Consulting, and Mendix aims to accelerate technological advancement through Mendix’s low-code platform, nurture local talent, and drive digital transformation initiatives within Selangor, Malaysia.

In tabling the 2024 Selangor State Budget in November 2023, chief minister Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari allocated RM13.85 million to elevate technical and vocational education in Selangor. This initiative underscores Selangor’s commitment to embracing cutting-edge technologies and fostering a skilled workforce to drive economic growth.

Speaking at the MoU signing, Amirudin highlighted the significance of Mendix’s low-code platform in accelerating development processes. He said, “What sets Mendix apart is its speed to market compared to traditional coding. With Mendix’s low-code, individuals without coding backgrounds can rapidly develop software tailored to organizational needs.

“This partnership aligns with Selangor’s mission to promote technological advancement, reduce the digital divide, and spur economic growth. We are committed to collaborating closely with Mendix and other stakeholders to maximize the benefits of this partnership.”

Ellice Ng Pui San, CEO and co-founder of Orangeleaf Consulting, expressed enthusiasm about empowering businesses through advanced technology noting, “Orangeleaf Consulting is proud to partner with STDCx to equip the workforce with Mendix low-code technology, vital for success in the digital economy.

“Our mission is to expedite technological advancement in Malaysia, leveraging low-code to raise tech talent and promote innovation. Through training programs, innovation labs, mentorship initiatives, and community engagement, we aim to nurture 300 new Rapid Certified Developers in Malaysia over the next three years.”

Orangeleaf Consulting’s focus on developing low-code talent underscores Malaysia’s growing demand for digital skills. The company’s initiatives, including the Siemens-Mendix Certified Digital Professional Program 2023 sponsored by the Selangor Government, aim to empower local talent and drive digital transformation.

Raymond Kok, CEO of Mendix, emphasized the platform’s global success and versatility. He commented, “We’re excited to collaborate with STDCx and Orangeleaf Consulting to drive innovation and create impactful solutions within Selangor. By leveraging Mendix’s low-code platform, we can streamline development processes and drive digital transformation initiatives tailored to local needs.”

This partnership marks a significant step forward in Selangor’s journey toward embracing technology and fostering a skilled workforce equipped for the challenges of the digital age.

Interested parties can participate in the Rapid Certified Developers program or request more information about Mendix low-code technology by contacting Orangeleaf Consulting through their website. This collaborative effort underscores Malaysia’s commitment to innovation and economic growth through technology-driven solutions.


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