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Demand for digital skills in Malaysia up by 300%

A study by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) showed that demand for digital-related positions in the country increased 300% in 2021 compared to the previous year. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad said that 20% of which were to be filled by new graduates. She said that the demand for workers with digital skills is increasing and is critical in helping the development of the country’s industries as well as the economy. The employment opportunities in this field are reported to increase by 12% to 97 million jobs by 2025. Noraini added that the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) always carried out strategic measures and made various efforts to ensure that local graduates could meet the needs of the industries in the digital field.


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