Boosting data literacy in the ASEAN region

Article May 10, 2022

Project 2100 may be what developing Asia has been searching for all along

You might be pondering:

  • How can ASEAN raise its level of economy and rise to become the fifth largest GDP economic zone in the world?
  • How can public-private collaboration work achieve a sustainable future?
  • How can organizations, government agencies, and institutions help foster talent development to accelerate the development of the digital economy?
  • How fast can the economy recover post-pandemic?

We believe that the ASEAN doesn’t need additional tech devices; it needs its workforce upskilled with data literacy.

The ASEAN region is one of the fastest-growing regions globally, with 125,000 new digital users on a daily basis. The ASEAN digital economy is expected to add an estimated USD 1 trillion to the regional gross domestic product (GDP) over the next decade.

It is home to 213 million youths (15–34 years old), the largest youth cohort in ASEAN's history.

Consequently, the need to protect their careers and equip themselves with relevant skills has grown to be more important than ever, especially in the pandemic-ridden world where nearly 500 million jobs disappeared almost overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To future-proof the youth workforce against the backdrop of ever-evolving technology, youths must be equipped with data literacy skills.

Remember, data literacy, which involves reading, interpreting, and optimizing data into meaningful information, includes digital literacy.

The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS) aims to resolve the problem by bridging the skills gap by coming up with Project 2100. With eight years of experience in the digital transformation industry, Project 2100 is an initiative designed to create an ASEAN ecosystem of talents for the younger generation to equip themselves with the data literacy skills needed for them to be future-ready.

Project 2100 aims to upskill and reskill youths from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines to take full advantage of the digital economy.

For individuals who want to upskill themselves with data literacy skills, the great news is CADS has curated over 50 FREE learning programs from our learning partners.

Courses available include:

  • Data Science Development Tools
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Supervised Machine Learning
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • UX Design
  • Project Management
  • Predictive analytics
  • IT Automation
  • Deep Learning
  • AB Testing
  • Relational Database Design
  • Introduction to Programming
  • SQL Essentials
  • Data Storytelling
  • Python
  • Time Series Forecasting

Some courses are only available for a selected time period. So act fast and start learning!



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