CIMB Group Holdings (CIMB) yesterday pledged RM75 million over the next three years to the CIMB 3D Academy. This initiative is in line with the bank's aim to equip its 36,000-strong workforce with digital knowledge and skills appropriate to their jobs by end 2019, through an estimated two million staff learning hours.
Premised on digital, data, and disruption, the 3D Academy will spearhead digital training with the goal of enhancing CIMB's business powered by improvements in competency, mindsets, and relationships within the workforce. This will help CIMB embrace the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).
The 3D Academy's objectives are three-pronged:
- Enhancing the digital quotient in all job roles
- Enabling the CIMB's digital transformation
- Building an agile, innovative, tech-savvy workforce across the board
To this end, its competency framework will be anchored on various pillars including digital world awareness; agile and entrepreneurial thinking; and data science and analytics / data-driven decision making.
The core group of roles that will be developed through the academy include emerging ones such as agile leader, agile coach, scrum master, scrum product owner, and tech geek. Other digital-centric roles include data scientist, data engineer, data analysts, design thinker, UI/UX designer, as well as digital marketer.
The 3D modules, which will be conducted primarily through a digital and interactive platform, will be developed both in-house and by external curriculum developers.
In a media release, Tengku Dato' Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO, CIMB Group, said, "As a leading ASEAN universal bank, CIMB has always prioritised our most valuable asset, our people.
"With the 4IR fast eclipsing existing digital revolution, we want to make CIMB the most powerful incubator possible for the development of talent, to propel the group's next growth phase. In tandem with the digitisation of our core with a data-first principle, the CIMB 3D Academy is a crucial component to help us develop a workforce with the right skillset to help achieve our digital ambitions.
"Through the academy, our staff will be trained for agility, adaptability, creativity and an open mind to, among others, think like an entrepreneur and disrupt conventional thinking, in order to identify and reap opportunities to improve the group's value proposition for our 13 million customers and stakeholders across ASEAN."
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