Malaysia still short of talents in digital skills – Akademi GA
23 Aug 2021
Most employers in the country are still having difficulty in filling digitally skilled positions of their respective organisations as there is a shortage of talents among fresh graduates, said Akademi GA Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Andrew Pereira.
He said there are many roles or positions in the digital skills field that did not have a sufficient supply of talents as the vacancies in the market have tripled in number.
“The number of graduates in the digital field has not tripled over the past year and most organisations could not access foreign talents in the same way they could before the pandemic, so employers are actually struggling to meet the gap.
“These include roles such as analysts, software developers with multiple coding programming languages, user interface/user experience (UI/UX) designers, data scientists, digital marketers, product designers, product managers as well as visual designers,” he said on Bernama TV’s The Nation programme entitled “Dealing with rapid digitalisation” today.
Akademi GA is the exclusive partner of the General Assembly (GA) in Malaysia and has acquired all rights to market and deliver GA digital courses for the benefit of the local workforce and the national digital agenda.
It provides upskill and reskill programmes in a number of courses ranging from data science, digital marketing, UI/UX, product management, technology and more.
Pereira said Akademi GA is currently working together with organisations to equip their employees with the necessary skills to enable the digital transformation process with support from Khazanah Nasional Bhd and the Ministry of Higher Education.
“We help various government agencies to identify the digital skills that are required for the Malaysian economy to continue thriving and deliver the programmes that are targeted and help build those skills.
“We also work together with individuals to help them understand what digital skills they actually need to make their career goals a reality and deliver those programmes to them,” he added.