The virtual programme, known as the the Digital Black Belt Development Programme, comprises three streams each with its respective cohort learning skills in – data analytics, data science, and automation & machine learning.

HSBC Malaysia has rolled out a digital upskilling initiative for its employees, in line with the bank's "focus on preparing employees in Malaysia to be ready to embrace the workplace of the future."

Known as the Digital Black Belt Development Programme, it has been launched for the first group of employees, as part of the HSBC's "larger commitment to support the country’s workforce to develop skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow", the bank stated in a press release on Thursday (29 July).

"New trends and technologies continue to change the way we live and work and adopting a mindset of continuous learning will enable us to be ready for what’s next. At HSBC, we’re investing in the skills and technology we need across our global network to build a sustainable future. Acquiring these competencies will be critical to developing the workforce within the country and facilitating the growth of our people," said Sugunah Verumandy, Head of HR, HSBC Malaysia.

About the Digital Black Belt Programme

The Digital Black Belt Programme provides employees with education and training that is essential to reskill the workforce, the bank noted.

"The aim of this initiative is to equip employees with the skills they can use in the future to create compounded value and impact for themselves and the organisation as well as in their current roles."

The programme ,which will be conducted virtually, comprises three streams each with its respective cohort learning skills in – Data analytics, data science, and automation & machine learning.

"Our Digital Black Belt Programme is focused on encouraging employees to innovate and apply a digital lens to everything that they do while finding new opportunities to shape the future both inside our organisation and in wider society. We believe that this will be fundamental to preparing our people for what comes next while enabling them to deliver a better experience for our customers," Verumandy added.

Apart from the above, the bank has also undertaken other initiatives as in its commitments, such as more than RM10mn in investments last year, in training opportunities aimed at building the capabilities of its employees.


Lead image and infographics / Provided [ Pictured: Sugunah Verumandy, Head of HR, HSBC Malaysia]

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