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More foreign companies providing digital training for Indonesians

  • Adrian Wail Akhlas

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, December 10, 2019   /  05:10 pm
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Illustration of young workers in a startup company. Global payment and technology company Mastercard opened a digital training program called Mastercard Academy 2.0 on Monday. The training program is to benefit at least 100,000 people by 2022. (Shutterstock.com/Cookie Studio)

More foreign companies are taking the initiative to provide digital training programs to Indonesian workers to address literacy and skillset gaps in the country. The latest initiative is being made by global payments and technology company Mastercard, which has just opened a training program called Mastercard Academy 2.0 in cooperation with two non-profit organizations, namely the YCAB Foundation and Infra Digital Foundation. Technology companies such as United States tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, as well as China’s Alibaba and Huawei, have already provided digital training programs in the country. Mastercard’s training program, officially launched on Monday, is to teach up to 100,000 Indonesians, including schoolchildren, young adults, entrepreneurs, and mid-career professionals, by 2022 about digital knowledge such as cybersecurity and payment tec...