#TECH: 5,000 job vacancies, digital skilling on week three MTM’21

CYBERJAYA: For week three of Malaysia Tech Month 2021 (MTM’21), Malaysia Digital Economy Malaysia (MDEC), will be bringing back the #MyDigitalWorkforce week.

Happening from Aug 16 to Aug 30, 2021, the #MyDigitalWorkforce week will be featuring a series of webinars on digital jobs and career awareness, reskilling and upskilling opportunities, and a jobs expo aimed at preparing the Malaysian workforce for jobs in the digital economy from more than 100 companies that include the likes of KPMG, Dell Technologies, Shopee and Petronas Digital.

“The third week of the Malaysian Tech Month is going to be all about jobs and skills for the digital economy. Participants will get a chance to interact with prospective employers, training providers, and MDEC executives, all working together to provide practical guidance on reskilling and up-skilling for fast growing digital jobs,” said MDEC’s vice president and head of digital skills and jobs, Dr Sumitra Nair.

The week-long event also features more than 40 speakers from hiring companies, with each day of the week focusing on different tracks as follow:

Day 1: Software Development

Day 2: Software Development & Data

Day 3: Cybersecurity

Day 4 & 5: Digital Global Business Services

The #MyDigitalWorkforce week follows several of MDEC’s initiatives to empower jobseekers and employees with digital skills and to embrace the digital workforce.

On Apr 5, 2021, MDEC introduced MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MYWiT), a programme that incentivises companies to hire unemployed workers in digital tech or services roles. The initiative provides jobs

and helps to upskill unemployed Malaysians while providing support to hiring employers through salary and training incentives.

Besides that, MDEC has expanded the Digital Skills Training Directory to now include Work & Learn, Career Upgrade and Learning on Demand courses. To date, the initiative has more than 250 courses covering focus areas that include data science, cybersecurity, animation, games development, software development and the newly-added digital global business services (DGBS) and nine online learning platform partners.

MDEC is also bringing back its Let’s Learn Digital campaign, following a successful run last year with free Digital Marketing courses and certification from Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.

For more information on the event, visit https://mydigitalworkforceweek.my/

Source: NST