We were all looking forward to a 2021 better than 2020 and many were enthusiastic about a new start. The tourism industry is still struggling as travel is either cut or severely curtailed. AirAsia is, like all airlines, doing it tough, but the Group have worked hard to survive and their Redbeat Academy has stepped up to help those impacted by the downturn.
Powered by airasia Digital and Google Cloud, Redbeat Academy offers online courses and tech workshops in the areas of Data, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, UX Design among others.
The pandemic is far from over. Many businesses and individuals have been impacted since the start of the pandemic and the unemployment rate in Malaysia has risen to 4.8%. Malaysia’s Department of Statistics has confirmed that there were almost eight hundred thousand individuals unemployed as of November 2020.
If you still have a steady job to go to everyday, be thankful. But if you have been impacted in any way by the pandemic-induced recession, hang in there. Things will only get better if we choose not to be beaten down by this pandemic. Whether you have a job or not, why not acquire new skill sets or increase your knowledge on subjects that could help you land the next in-demand job?
In this digital era, especially when the growth of e-commerce and virtual businesses are accelerated exponentially by the global pandemic, learning new digital skills and acquiring knowledge which current or future employers will appreciate is one smart way to stay ahead of the curve.
Last year, Redbeat Academy received over 1,200 Allstars (employees) who enrolled to upskill and reskill themselves amidst the peak of the pandemic and various lock-downs. Allstars from various sections, including pilots, cabin crew and baggage handlers have completed their digital fundamental course and set a new direction along their respective tech paths.
Why should we reskill and upskill ourselves? Redbeat Academy asked some of their affected Allstars who are now on their new tech paths. Whether these are a temporary new job, or the first steps to a new career, we wish them well.
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