AirAsia collaborating with Google Cloud to provide digital skills training in Malaysia

airasia collaborating with google cloud

In a bid to enhance digital skills at the national level, AirAsia Digital has partnered with Google Cloud to launch "Redbeat Academy." The feature was earlier aimed just to up-skill AirAsia employees but has been opened up to the country's general public. The Academy focuses on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software engineering, alongside cybersecurity, big data, and infrastructure technologies.

The Academy will offer technical workshops to AirAsia employees, corporate and small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers, government agencies, universities, and public individuals. The Academy aims to train at least 100,000 talents annually via Betabuild Labs – a joint initiative by AirAsia and Google cloud to train in Career Coaching and Hiring Service.

"AirAsia has always embraced digitalization, and today is another milestone for us as we launch our premier tech academy. With the mission to empower, connect and develop a sustainable tech talent pipeline, we are also proud to open the Academy to the public now to provide opportunities for everyone, with the focus on mentoring the best in breed industry-ready professionals and producing problem-solvers using technology," said Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group.

The Academy's objective is to build a "future-ready next generation" through the provision of a "one-stop service" in technology, leadership, and innovation across Malaysia. Apart from this, Redbeat Academy has also signed a partnership with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group of High Technology (MIGHT) to re-skill users in software engineering and high technology projects such as blockchain and data.