Malaysian agency to enhance workforce’s digital skills

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation remains committed to elevating the digital skills of workers, thereby boosting the country’s competitiveness.
By: | May 21, 2021

MDEC CEO Surina Shukri said, “The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomes the results of the first quarter GDP report and it will provide guidance in driving the country’s economic recovery. 

“In this regard, MDEC will continue to provide the necessary support to local companies and startups that have the potential to emerge as ‘unicorn’ companies to further expand into the global market.” 

In addition, she reiterated MDEC’s commitment to strengthen its working relationship with various ministries and agencies, especially in the digital economy sector, which has shown strong growth in the current new norm. 

“Our efforts are in line with the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital) and to firmly establish Malaysia as the ‘heart of digital’ Asean,” she said. 

MDEC’s initiatives to drive digital adoption for micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and improve the digital skills of the workforce through public-private partnership programme include Premier Digital Technology Institution (PDTI), Industrial Skills Framework (IndSF), Digital Skills Training Directory for working professionals and a data technology collaboration programme with technology giants. 

These programmes are targeted to enable Malaysia to make the digital leap into the age of Industrial Revolution 4.0 by accelerating the development of digital talents. 

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Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin recently endorsed the formation of the National eCommerce Strategic Roadmap (NESR) 2.0 Taskforce which MDEC will lead. 

As part of MDEC’s primary market research work in the development of NESR 2.0, 639 organisations and individuals – including 196 companies, 18 industry associations, 40 government ministries and agencies – were engaged in 2020, according to Digital News Asia.