PENANG GBS INDUSTRY-ACADEMY (PGIA)?
PENANG GBS INDUSTRY-ACADEMY (PGIA) is introduced to address the most critical issues of the mismatch between talent supply and demand and the growing needs for specialised talent in the digital economy industry.
The PGIA focuses on courses and skillsets related to digital economy and targeted at fresh graduates, job seekers, working professionals, academics and business owners. These include introductory of GBS programmes, technical or specialised skillsets as well as management and soft skills to build their capabilities.
The PGIA is intended to equip future graduates, new hires, existing workforce and individuals with skills and knowledge required, hence increase their employability in the digital economy industry.
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A survey was conducted by investPenang and GBS Focus Group to understand, access and identify GBS sector needs.
From the survey, the following required skills are highlighted:
- Communication & Engagement
- Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Effective Communication
- Global Leadership & Decision Making
- Process Improvement & Innovation
- Operational Analytics
- Data Analytics & Algorithms
- Data Sciences Engineering
- Research Methods
- Statistical Techniques