As Malaysia is moving towards a digital economy, it is important for Malaysians to have the right skills as well. The country can’t move forward without the support of its people, and this is why the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has decided to help Malaysians develop their digital skills.
In a news report by The Star, to foster national digital talent and advance the digital economy, MCMC has partnered with Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), and the Malaysian Nuclear Agency.
According to MCMC, the partnership with UniKL will be developed through a micro-credential development programme that will provide individuals, particularly employees, the chance to enhance their abilities in order to remain relevant in their different fields of employment.
The partnership with MBOT and the Malaysian Nuclear Agency will concentrate on creating certification programmes for technology, particularly in computers, radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, cybersecurity, and telecommunications and broadcasting (EMF).
Additionally, the MCMC and Google entered into an agreement to give scholarships to underprivileged individuals so they may enrol in classes and earn Google Career Certificates at Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economy Centres (PEDi). According to MCMC, with the certificate, they will be able to seek employment through Google’s employer consortium.