Published by Idan Ma'at @ 21/02/2020

Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia (KBS), Department of Higher Education (JPT) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has officially launched the 5th Annual Edition of ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Championship Malaysia 2020, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program organized by Acestar Sdn. Bhd. (Acestar), at the Connexion, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. The ACA Championship provides a platform for young students in Malaysia from all institutions of higher learning, including secondary schools, colleges, universities and polytechnics to showcase their creativity, skills and talents using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, which are in demand today by the industry and academia. The Grand Winner of ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 will compete in the ACA World Championship in California, USA.

YBrs Prof. Madya Dr Wan Zuhainis binti Saad, Director of Academic Excellence Division of Department of Higher Education (JPT), said, “The ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 is a great avenue for students in Malaysia to be discovered for their skills by industry leaders while demonstrating to the world of the capabilities of Malaysia’s youth in this field. My ministry understands that the job market for the youth is currently tough due to the rapid changes in technology adoption and the diverse needs of employers. With initiatives such as ACA Championship Malaysia organized by Acestar, we are delighted to see the employment opportunities and mediums created which are suitable for the youth of Malaysia.”

According to Natalie Sit, Group Chief Executive Officer of Acestar, “With the Vision to build Malaysia as the hub for the creative industry in Asia, we created ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 to provide the youths in Malaysia with the opportunity to showcase their design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. As part of our CSR program, we will also be sponsoring the Grand Winner representing Malaysia to compete in the ACA World Championship in the US.”

Muhammad Luqman Hakim bin Mohd Hanapiah, the Grand Prize Winner of ACA Championship Malaysia 2019 from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, said, “The ACA Championship Malaysia 2019 and ACA World Championship was truly a humbling experience. I am honestly honored to have the opportunity to represent Malaysia on a prestigious international level, and I have gained so much knowledge and experience from this journey. I would like to thank Acestar for having such a valuable and eye-opening competition such as this that has enable me to see the endless potential that the creative industry has to offer. I urge the youths of Malaysia to leap into the Creative Industry as there are many opportunities that are yet to be discovered.”

A major supporter of the ACA Championship Malaysia is the Creative Cloud Community (CCC). As the Creative Economy is rapidly growing all around the world, it is widely recognized as a significant sector contributing to national GDP, encouraging continuous innovation and knowledge transfers across all sectors of the economy. CCC is an established platform that connects like-minded creative Users and Businesses in the World. Its network comprises creative individuals from various businesses, organizations and educational institutions who actively strive to hone their talents, improve the creative industry standard and seek to contribute back to their nation’s creative ecosystem.

With the guidance and support of CCC Elites across the globe, CCC strives to build a community of creatives who are always ready to create, connect and coach in the creative economy. CCC Elite members are well-known, successful entrepreneurs and professionals representing various industries that has demonstrated passion to raise the standard of the Creative Industry. They are passionate to empower and contribute to the People and Nation, to inspire and encourage infinite possibilities of creativity through their experience and expertise. Their role in CCC is to provide industrial guidance and support to upcoming talents and new leaders of the Creative Economy.

For further information regarding ACA Championship Malaysia 2020, Acestar, SEA Connect – The Creative Conference and Creative Cloud Community (CCC), please visit https://acachampionship.my/ ; http://www.acestar.my/ ; https://www.facebook.com/seaconnectcc/ ; and https://creativecc.pro/ respectively.