February 22, 2024

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Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Partners to Upskill Digital Workforce

Malaysia Digital Workforce Upskill

Across the APAC region, there is a growing demand for digital and tech workforce. In Malaysia, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced a collaboration with a private education organization will establish operations in Kuala Lumpur, it’s second in Southeast Asia.

The signing event was officiated by Minister of Communications and Multimedia, who highlighted that the government will share the responsibility of the growth of the economy with industry players and the public.

He noted that all parties must do their part to equip fellow Malaysians with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a productive member of an innovation-driven and knowledge-powered nation.

The arrival of General Assembly to Malaysia, the newest initiative for this country’s talent development efforts, has been lauded.

It is considered a testament that the country is on the right path to nurture the education and human capital development of this nation.

The hope is that, eventually, Malaysia’s digital and tech professionals will be able to grow and become the very best within the global digital industry.

The institute will provide customised training for life-long learning in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy; specifically, for Malaysia’s digital and tech talents.

This includes offering critical and in-demand upskilling content and processes that match current and next-gen digital capabilities; introducing radical reskilling for those who need to pick up new digital roles; and creating a new talent pipeline that operates as an on-demand service.

All three are the core focuses for the institute as it aims to transform careers by augmenting them with in-demand specialised skills.

The training can be provided through a series of classes, hands-on immersion workshops, or customised development. Ultimately, this talent development platform wants to help businesses develop progressive yet sustainable pipelines for the digital and technology sector.

The CEO of MDEC stated that a digital-savvy talent pool will help propel Malaysian companies to the regional and global stage. This essential upskilling opportunity will also firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

It certainly will attract more global companies to set up operations and even retain existing talent within companies that are already operating here.

In addition, upskilling and reskilling are keys to strengthening the quality of the Malaysian digital workforce. It is the most important part of the nation’s digital talent development strategy.

The establishment of global training companies in Malaysia reinforces the fact that Malaysia has a tremendous amount of potential in pushing the envelope further for digital talent development.

Currently, MDEC is working closely with industry partners to facilitate the continued advancement of digital skills transformation.

The education organisation is looking to contribute significantly to the digital transformation journey in Malaysia with this partnership to establish its 23rd campus and the 4th within the Asia Pacific.

Being a global leader in skills transformation, the organisation aims to work very closely with companies to build sustainable talent pipelines that meet their needs. In fact, 94% of the organisation’s graduates from the full-time programmes are employed within six months after graduation.

Focusing on skills transformation, the organisation has 23 campuses across four continents and offering 130 digital courses conducted by over 3,000 instructors. Since its inception in 2011 in New York City, it has trained over 100,000 students and partnered with more than 19,000 companies globally.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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