VENDORiQ: Google to Invest in Malaysia’s Digital Competitiveness

Learn how Google's collaboration with Malaysia is revolutionising tech education and driving economic benefits for local businesses.

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February 2024: Google and the Malaysian government have teamed up to boost the country’s digital infrastructure, responsible artificial intelligence (AI) innovation, and Cloud-first policies for businesses of all sizes. Citizens can enrol in ​​complimentary digital training programmes and earn digital skills badges. The country estimates that Google has brought in an estimated USD2.8 billion (AUD4.8 billion) in economic benefits to local businesses in 2022 both directly and indirectly.

Why It’s Important

These initiatives should encourage more tech organisations to partner with countries in pursuing knowledge-sharing initiatives, by tailoring programs to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. Free access to training in high-demand skills like AI, data analytics, and Cloud computing is important to encourage the public to build their skillset and enter demanding fields in the IT industry.

Enterprises that benefit from this initiative must also continue to scale up this program by continuing to upskill their employees in professional certifications in the future. This will help them to continue adjusting to new solutions, optimise the organisation’s processes, and foster a culture of lifelong learning.

Who’s Impacted

  • CEOs
  • AI developers
  • IT teams
  • Small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs)

What’s Next?

  • Supplement external certifications with company-specific training to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application within your organisation. Offer more access to learning resources, mentorship programs, and knowledge-sharing opportunities within the company.
  • Partner with local universities and colleges to offer joint training programs, leverage academic expertise, and create pipelines for skilled talent.
  • Participate in industry networks and forums to share experiences and best practices with other enterprises implementing similar upskilling initiatives.

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