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GROWING FUTURE TALENT

Growing Future Talent

To approach the growth of a digital economy in a holistic manner, we have committed ourselves to nurturing and developing the digital workforce. This ensures that the demands of current and future industry-relevant talents are met.

As we head towards a high-income knowledge-based digital economy, the initiatives implemented are designed to satiate the talent skills gap that comes with a booming tech ecosystem.

Our talent initiatives and programmes target three core groups:


Industry

  • Develop a sustainable industry-led development model

Tertiary

  • To increase quantity supplied by top universities and for the rest of the universities to emulate best practices of these top universities
  • Develop ICT premier TVETs to increase diploma and certificate employability

School

  • Digital.Tech@Schools: Computing skills embedded in school curriculum
  • 'eAspirasi' campaign to promote ICT as a career



Our programmes are tailored for these four talent groups:

Primary & Secondary Students

Strengthening digital and computational thinking skills amongst this demographic helps to create a steady funnel of talent pool for digital economy jobs.

In order to foster interest amongst children, the Digital Tech @ Schools programme encourages the use of digital as a tool for educators while embedding computing skills into the school curriculum. In turn, the eAspirasi immersion programme encourages promising talents to consider enrolling into IT courses at top Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia.

Undergraduates

Creating specific programmes that will assist in increasing the uptake of computer science and technological courses at the tertiary level to meet industry talent needs.

Working closely with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to develop IT-based graduate courses ensures a steady pool of quality skilled workers. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions are also deployed to increase diploma and certificate employability.

Fresh Graduates and Working Professionals

Spearheading the formation of a sustainable industry-led talent development centre for ICT-based roles.

To sustain current industry demands, we are moving from a poaching approach that relies on the existing pool of skilled workers to a coaching approach that develops existing talent through certification programmes. Long-term, a sustainable industry-led talent development model will expand the IT-savvy workforce.

Digital Maker

Digital Maker Movement is envisioned to:

  • Cultivate interest and skills in digital innovation and creativity amongst school students and youths
  • Increase the interest and uptake in Science stream in upper secondary school and STEM undergraduate courses
  • Strengthen talent readiness for connected economy job opportunities

Fresh Graduates and Working Professionals

Spearheading the formation of a sustainable industry-led talent development centre for ICT-based roles.

To sustain current industry demands, we are moving from a poaching approach that relies on the existing pool of skilled workers to a coaching approach that develops existing talent through certification programmes. Long-term, a sustainable industry-led talent development model will expand the IT-savvy workforce.

Digital Maker

Digital Maker Movement is envisioned to:

  • Cultivate interest and skills in digital innovation and creativity amongst school students and youths
  • Increase the interest and uptake in Science stream in upper secondary school and STEM undergraduate courses
  • Strengthen talent readiness for connected economy job opportunities

MDEC is committed to empowering Malaysians by enhancing their digital skills in order to meet industry-demands. Find out how we are inspiring Malaysians to embrace the global, digital paradigm.

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