Google has unveiled Gemilang, a brand-new digital training programme that offers flexible learning paths to all Malaysians. Gemilang features Google Career Certificates, which help students advance their knowledge and build the digital skills necessary for in-demand careers.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) reports that the country's digital job openings have almost tripled, indicating that 88% of Malaysians questioned are willing to pick up new skills or undergo a complete retraining in order to remain employable.
Google reaffirmed its commitment to enabling an equitable and inclusive digital economy by awarding 31,000 scholarships through local partners, including educational institutions, business partners, and organisations, in light of the statistics and its objective to "Advance Malaysia Together."
Marc Woo, managing director of Google Malaysia, stated in his speech that the company recognises the need for everyone to collaborate in order to realise Malaysia's digital vision and that the new programme, Gemilang, is just one of many initiatives the company has planned to support the nation's journey toward digital transformation.
"To ensure the growth of our digital economy supports as many Malaysians as possible, we are committed to supporting a more equitable and inclusive digital ecosystem. One that is built for every Malaysian and this is a vision we cannot realise alone," he says.