Malaysians can get certified with tech giants

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 May 2022:

The University of California, Berkeley (Haas Business School) is offering Malaysians a chance to get certified with technology giants based in the Silicon Valley.

This programme is offered by Institute of Professional Development (IPD) – owned by Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations (METEOR) Sdn Bhd, which also operates Open University Malaysia – involving a five-day programme from 10 October 2022.

In a statement, IPD said participants will be taken on an immersion tour on corporate visits to leading companies in Silicon Valley such as Google, Amazon, Target, Salesforce, etc, to better understand the ecosystem for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

“The programme is curated to be immersive and engaging by including out of classroom experience through engagement with venture capitalists, investors and potential collaborators in Berkeley and San Francisco city.”

Candidates will also undergo business matching through this mission that is supported by the Malaysia External Trade Corporation (MaTrade).

Meanwhile, Coursera Inc – laying claim to be one of the world’s largest online learning platforms – has launched its Career Academy for institutions.

In a statement, Coursera said this new career training academy aims to prepare learners – even those with no university degree or prior work experience – for in-demand jobs with entry-level professional certificates from the world’s leading companies including Google, IBM, and Meta.

These courses aim to help learners prepare for 18 in-demand careers like data analyst, UX designer, application developer and social media marketer, among others. Each certificate is designed for learners without prior industry experience to complete in 6-8 months on average (3-10 hours per week), fully online.

Students also get real-world experience with Guided Projects to develop skills in under 2 hours – aiming to let them stand out to employers during interviews and on-the-job.

Coming months will further offer as part of Career Academy:

  • Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, and Database Engineer Professional Certificates from Meta – These five certificates will equip learners with the skills needed for entry-level jobs in some of the most in-demand software engineering roles. Planned launch June-July 2022.
  • IBM Technical Support Professional Certificate – This seven-course certificate helps learners prepare for a career in IT and tech support, covering key skills such as hardware and mobile device setup, software configuration, troubleshooting, and cybersecurity fundamentals.