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MDEC partners with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn to upskill Malaysians in digital skills

MDEC partners with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn to upskill Malaysians in digital skills

In this second edition of the Let's Learn Digital programme, Malaysians can access digital marketing courses and certification offered by these companies, free-of-charge till 31 October. 

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has launched the second edition of its Let’s Learn Digital programme, a part of its #mydigitalworkforce initiative.

This programme aims to upskill Malaysians in the workforce to be equipped with in-demand digital skills for an increasingly digitally-dependent workforce, MDEC said in a press release on Wednesday (28 July).

While the first edition last year was in partnership Coursera, this year's programme will see MDEC collaborating with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, kicking off with free-of-charge digital marketing courses and certification offered by these companies.

The courses will be offered free until 31 October 2021 and is open to all Malaysians.

About the second edition of Let's Learn Digital

Through this collaboration, Malaysians can access any course of their choice and obtain digital badges and/or certifications upon successful completion. These certifications/badges can then be shared on their individual LinkedIn profiles.

Commenting on the partnership, Marc Woo, Managing Director, Google Malaysia, said: "We are inspired by what Malaysians can achieve with productive use of technology. Through this meaningful partnership with MDEC, we aim to help all Malaysians – current and future talent – to access the best of Google’s training and tools to future proof their skills and careers."

Justin Murugaya, Acting Country Director, Facebook Malaysia, added: "In line with the goal of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint to build agile and competent digital talent, we are excited to partner with MDEC in empowering Malaysians to expand their digital skills, gain a competitive advantage, and grow their careers through our Facebook Blueprint training and certification programme."

MDEC noted that this collaboration aims to encourage more Malaysians to be equipped with this critical skill, without any pre-requisite or age requirements. Those who have completed these modules are encouraged to share their experiences and success stories on social media using the "#MDECLLD" hashtag.

"As digital adoption continues to accelerate amongst businesses and consumers, the demand for digital marketing skills is at an all-time high. In line with MDEC’s commitment to empower Malaysians with in-demand digital skills, we are proud to be working with Google, LinkedIn and Facebook to kick off this year's Let’s Learn Digital programme with free digital marketing courses.

"This initiative resonates with our vision of Malaysia 5.0 at MDEC; to enable a nation deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses, firmly establishing the nation as the Heart of Digital ASEAN," shared Surina Shukri, CEO, MDEC.

More information on the programme can be found here

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