JobStreet teams up with FutureLearn to upskill, reskill Malaysian workforce with free international courses

KUALA LUMPUR – The leading online employment portal JobStreet has partnered with FutureLearn, a UK digital education platform, to help Malaysia continue learning and learning. The aim is for applicants to improve their careers so that employers want them constantly.

Jobstreet country manager Simran Kaur (pictured above) said that the labor market was already in a “state of disruption” before the Covid 19 pandemic and that automation threatened various existing jobs, combined with a lack of qualified talent in emerging roles .

“The qualification and retraining of current employees must immediately become what the industry calls the ‘workforce of the future,'” said Simran, adding that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the urgency to do so.

As part of this partnership with FutureLearn, JobStreet is offering individuals the opportunity to unlock access to groundbreaking courses that span new technologies such as data science, digital marketing and cryptocurrency, with one course per person.

FutureLearn was founded in December 2012 and is jointly owned by The Open University, a public research university and the UK’s largest university for undergraduate education, and SEEK Ltd, the parent company of JobStreet.

It is one of the world’s most renowned open learning platforms for online courses and, as of June 2020, comprised 175 UK and international partners, including non-university partners.

“The purpose of this partnership is for candidates to take their career options to the next level with a range of courses in emerging and transferable skills,” said Simran. “After completing their respective courses, the candidates receive their certificate, which they can then attach to their JobStreet profiles.”

JobStreet and its sister company JobsDB are part of the SEEK Asia Group.

Across the region, SEEK Asia offers certified courses valued at over USD 5 million (RM 20 million) that can be redeemed in collaboration with FutureLearn in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

“Our goal in developing this collaboration is that candidates can improve their transferable and emerging skills to future-proof their careers as the job market evolves,” said Simran.

The campaign, which ends on May 31, 2021, or when the 100,000 course vouchers are fully redeemed in all 6 participating countries, features over 80 courses focusing on new and transferable soft skills offered by global universities.

I’m looking for ‘jobs that matter’

Simran encouraged the local workforce to develop their skills and experience while “looking for jobs that really matter”.

“Keep looking for jobs that matter: Keep looking for work that matches your passion and purpose in life,” she said, adding that JobStreet’s mission is to help candidates find roles that suit their purpose and match their passion.

With this partnership between JobStreet and FutureLearn, Malaysians can now learn 100% online with top universities and industry experts with a diverse selection of courses. These are delivered step by step and are available on mobile devices, tablets and desktops.

“JobStreet believes that learning should be a pleasant, social experience. These courses provide an opportunity to discuss what you are learning with others on the go and help you make new discoveries and come up with new ideas. “

After the process has been completed, the candidates can use their newly acquired knowledge and skills to activate new “jobs that are important”.

At the end of JobStreet, the company is about making life better through better careers.

“We do this by helping individuals find work that is worthwhile and passionate about and by finding companies that are motivated and capable,” said Simran.

JobStreet lives up to that promise by providing job seekers and tenants with the most opportunities to connect with each other, and complemented by world-class artificial intelligence (AI) matching technologies.

Note: Register now at https://www.jobstreet.com.my/career-resources/levelupyourcareer/ to improve your skills.

#JobsStreetLevelUp

This content was provided by JobStreet for the benefit of Malaysians.

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