MDEC | MyWiT: MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech | Bolstering Malaysia’s Top Talent

MDEC | MyWiT: MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech | Bolstering Malaysia’s Top Talent

Categories: Special Promotions & Campaigns|Published On: July 6, 2022|10.1 min read|
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Syazana Khan

A communications specialist and technology wordsmith with over 2 years experience in the IT and professional development training arena.

MDEC MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MyWIT)

Digital Skills training, certification and bolstering Malaysia’s top talent.  

Training and certifications play a pivotal role in careers across most job roles, helping in enhancing skills, capabilities and the knowledge of individuals in carrying out their respective job roles efficiently. Training also has a heavy hand in molding the mindset and outlook of current and prospective employees, leading to them to be able to churn out quality performance and put out great work. What has been made evident in recent times is that upskilling is something that is continuous and never-ending in nature, especially with technology becoming the central focus of most companies.  

Companies that support and instill continuous learning into the DNA of their organization also tended to birth both successful innovations and innovators. By being able to conjure up quality solutions to various problems that could potentially arise, companies have equipped themselves to embrace and adapt to changes. Priming your team with the knowledge and skills they need will also help them to be able to leverage the latest technologies out there and implement best practices to streamline and improve processes which could result in the growth of the organization. This trait is imperative in the fast-paced business landscape we are currently in, otherwise there is a risk of getting left in the dust.  

Besides the aforementioned benefits, there is one other – often overlooked – benefit in embracing the ideals of lifelong learning, and that is – attracting quality talent into your organization. A survey conducted by Ranstad Malaysia revealed that “21% of respondents wanting to reskill and upskill so as to enter a different industry.”  

Similarly, “More than nine in 10 local respondents (91%) have the intention to upskill or re-skill in the next 12 months, a local survey revealed.” Which shows that training and certifications are high on the priority list for most job seekers when looking for companies that align with their needs, especially post pandemic.  

If your organization has been struggling to recruit good job candidates into your organization, maybe it’s time to rethink your recruitment strategy. Positioning training and certifications as a central draw whilst recruiting could draw in candidates that are committed to learning and growing alongside your organization.  


Ruby Kaur, the Country Manager of Trainocate Malaysia shares that, many employers in Malaysia are increasingly favoring hiring candidates with industry recognized credentials. Whilst on the opposite side of the coin, more candidates are on the lookout for organizations that include training and certification as a part of the job package before accepting the offer. By partaking in programmes like MDEC’s MYWiT, employers will look more attractive to good candidates and those candidates will also be more fulfilled and empowered by having the right skill to give their all in their prospective roles.  


About the MDEC MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MYWiT) 

The MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MYWiT) is an initiative to incentivize employers to hire Malaysians for digital tech and services via digital upskilling and reskilling programmes. 

MDEC MYWiT aims to support companies to employ digital talent through salary and training incentives. This initiative consists of the following programmes: Digital Business Services (DBS) and Digital Tech Apprenticeship (DTA). 

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Interested to attract the top talents into your organization and propel your organizational growth further? Click on the link below and find out how the MDEC MyWiT programme works.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are MYWiT’s benefits for companies and employers?

MYWiT offers an opportunity for companies/employers to hire unemployed, fresh graduate and retrenched Malaysians and train them according to their needs at a subsidized salary and training cost.

What is MYWiT?

MYWiT is an incentive programme under the Malaysian Government’s Kumpulan Wang COVID-19 to spur job creation and reduce unemployment among Malaysians.

What are MYWiT’s benefits for companies and employers?

MYWiT offers an opportunity for companies/employers to hire unemployed, fresh graduate and retrenched Malaysians and train them according to their needs at a subsidized salary and training cost.

What are MYWiT’s benefits for jobseekers?

MYWiT offers jobseekers the opportunity to secure a digital job with fast growing companies and get trained for in-demand digital skills.

Can my company submit multiple applications?

The hiring company may submit multiple applications upon receive the MYWiT application status email for first/previous application.

How long does it take to receive approval upon submission of MYWiT application form?

The application status will correspond within 35 working days after the completed MYWiT application form is submitted.

About the Author

Syazana Khan

A communications specialist and technology wordsmith with over 2 years experience in the IT and professional development training arena.