It’s pretty apparent by now that many Malaysians’ finances have been severely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. That being said, a lot of organisations have been trying to rectify this problem. One such organisation is the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
MDEC has partnered with global online learning platform, Coursera, to launch the ‘Let’s Learn Digital’ campaign which offers Malaysians over 3,800 online courses on digital and data skills.
The ‘Let’s Learn Digital’ campaign aims to encourage Malaysians, especially those who were recently affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, to take up online courses that would aid in ‘digitally re-skilling’ themselves.
According to The Edge, MDEC Chief Marketing Officer Raymond Siva states that the 3,800 courses are “taught by world-leading universities and industry educators which cover critical digital skills required in the workforce right now.” Additionally, the courses also come with a Professional Training Certificate upon completion.
As for what type of courses are being offered, Raymond noted that many of them focus on training people for jobs in high demand under the new normal such as – “Google IT Automation with Python, SAS Programmer, and Intel Introduction to Deep Learning in addition to career paths that can be accessed by students such as data analyst, cloud architect and software developer.”
He also mentioned that MDEC focused on ‘three key pillars’ which are:
- Digitally skilling Malaysians
- Digitally powering businesses
- Attracting digital investments
Besides offering free online courses, MDEC has also managed to collect RM30,000 which will be used to help with the production and delivery of supplies and medical gear for front liners. Collecting these funds were made possible through joint crowdfunding efforts with the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM), Response & Relief Team (IMARET) as well as other corporate platforms.
The campaign has been open for registration since the 1st of May and will end on the 30th of September later this year. However, access to the courses will still be made available up to the 31st of December 2020.
Register for the Let’s Learn Digital campaign today by clicking here.
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