Many industries now offer opportunities for work with the rapid ascension of technology, with new sectors and career paths being created that didn’t exist a decade ago.
Aside from content creation, digital technology can be applied in other sectors such as healthcare, financial services and public service.
If you have an interest in honing your creative and technical skills, getting an education in digital technology can be very beneficial for future careers as well. Several institutions in Sarawak offer an array of courses that may suit your interests in digital technology.
For example, University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) in Sibu has a School of Computing & Creative Media. They offer three different degrees related to digital technology ranging from content creation to software engineering.
Politeknik Kuching Sarawak (PKS) and Politeknik Mukah Sarawak (PMU) offer students a Diploma in Digital Technology. This programme provides education and training in the computing field with an emphasis on information technology.
For those looking for training courses, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is offering the Digital Professional Suite that would help participants elevate their proficiency in the digital workspace.
This suite is especially useful for those who intend to upskill themselves or get a better grasp of the basics of digital technology.
Besides digital technology programmes from formal education institutes, you can consider participating in one of many digital technology workshops that are available online.
These workshops can be done at your own time, allowing you to pursue your passion without having to devote most your time to it.
Taking short online courses or workshops related to digital technology is one way of upskilling yourself, especially at a time like this where the job market and landscape are constantly changing due to technological advancement, and the demand for highly skilled talents continues to rise.
Sarawak’s push to grow its digital economy is beneficial for all involved, as many new opportunities will open up.
The State’s initiative to implement digital economy strategies in areas including manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and e-commerce allows for Sarawakians to equip themselves with technical skills that are necessary in these sectors.
There’s an exciting, lucrative and competitive world that awaits graduates in the realm of digital careers and many opportunities to those who are already working but are considering a career shift.
Today’s careers feature a diverse series of trajectories – be they technical-driven like software engineering, cybersecurity and digital hardware or creative-driven such as digital marketing, videography and content writing.
There has been a rise in the demand for digital skills amongst graduates and working professionals. Having the right education and skills can open up a career trajectory that is both satisfying and lucrative for many years to come.
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