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MDEC Launches Third Instalment of Let’s Learn Digital

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (K-KOMM), recently announced the third instalment of the Let’s Learn Digital (LLD), an upskilling programme covering a wide array of digital tech courses.

Launched under MDEC’s #mydigitalworkforce initiative in 2020, this year’s programme will provide opportunities for the Malaysian workforce to upskill themselves through digital tech courses in areas such as data science, cybersecurity, animation, game development, digital global business services, financial technology (FinTech), digital marketing, cloud and many more.

For the third instalment, MDEC is collaborating with four tech giants and training providers under its Digital Skills Training Directory to make available a host of free-of-charge courses. Registration for courses began on 1 July 2022 and will continue until 30 September 2022. Registered participants can opt to undergo training that has been scheduled during the period between 1 July 2022 and 31 December 2022.

The CEO of MDEC stated that the agency MDEC will continue to work hard to ensure the pipeline for a digitally-skilled and capable workforce goes unhindered. He noted that a dynamic digital ecosystem requires equally productive digital talents to be developed coherently as they believe a good digital talent pool is as vital as advanced machinery. Locally, we have seen many digital jobs have been vacant, or being filled by expatriates, owing to the gap in the digital skills of Malaysians.

With a programme like LLD, the creation of the talent pool through collaboration with industry partners who will provide insights on the current skills and job demand as well as expertise can be stepped up. Among the courses being offered include Blueprint Digital Marketing Associate Certification by two of the world’s leading technology companies.

Meanwhile, the Skill Builder programme by another tech giant will allow participants to turn a huge amount of complex data into knowledge by applying the most advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management and AI solutions.

With the fourth industry partner, participants could enhance their knowledge of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with expert-led digital training and build cloud proficiency on OCI.

With the inclusion of training providers from the Digital Skills Training Directory, various digital courses are also being offered, particularly on the subject of data science, cybersecurity, software development, animation, game development, financial technology (FinTech) and digital global business services. Training can also include Scrum, Tableau, SAP and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), among others.

About the #mydigitalworkforce initiative

In 2021, MDEC launched the #mydigitalworkforce initiative which is aimed at incentivising employers to hire unemployed Malaysians via digital re-skilling or upskilling. The initiative also aims to meet the strong demand for digital business services jobs, and higher-value digital tech jobs.

Roles and responsibilities

MDEC will:

  • Assess application including Due Diligence, Job roles, etc.
  • Provide the following incentives:
    • Salary Incentive: 40% monthly salary (capped at RM2,600). Salary range: Minimum RM2,000 ii.
    • Training incentive:
      • RM5,000 for in-house
      • RM8,000 for 3rd party training

Meanwhile, MDEC’s industry partners will:

  • Hire unemployed Malaysians (including fresh graduates)/ retrenched employees for:
    • Any Digital Tech roles in any industry or
    • Digital Business Services roles in any industry
  • Provide training to the employees hired under this programme
  • Submit a claim for salary & training within 6 months from the commencement date of the Partnership agreement, and,
  • Bear remaining cost of the salary (minimum 60%) and training cost not covered by the MYWiT incentive

PARTNER

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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.

PARTNER

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.