Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) Collaborates With RedBeat Academy To Foster Digital Talent Development

APU Collaborates With RedBeat Academy To Foster Digital Talent Development​
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) today announced a collaboration with airasia Digital’s edu tech arm, Redbeat Academy, to foster digital talent development.​

The collaboration seeks to explore opportunities, develop, support and enrich research activities including education and training in the fields that will be beneficial to both parties.

These include a collaboration of academic activities such as training, life-long learning, academic discussions, seminars, conferences, conducting research and supervision of student projects, academic programmes through micro-credentials, facilitation of mutual exchanges in the use of research resources, joint research and development (R&D) for industrial research funding, as well as other projects that will be identified in the future.

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) CEO, Datuk Parmjit Singh (left) exchanging the signed MoU with President of airasia Digital, Aireen Omar.

Moving forward, APU and Redbeat Academy will also include micro-credential offerings between the various programs held.

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) CEO, Datuk Parmjit Singh said, “The establishment of this strategic collaboration between APU and Redbeat Academy is indeed very meaningful, as it affirms the vision that both organisations share to build a truly talented digital workforce equipped with the skills to drive the digital economy forward, not just for Malaysia but globally.

​“As Malaysia’s leading technology institution with a vision to transform young minds into competent, highly employable and future-proof professionals, APU is committed to generating talent empowered with IR4.0 skills with a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity. This is further reinforced with our status as a Premier Digital Technology University as endorsed by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). With Redbeat Academy’s focus on reskilling and upskilling of digital knowledge as a one-stop tech, leadership and innovation academy, both organisations are certainly well-placed to leverage on our collective strengths to make a major impact together in the Digitally Disrupted Future of Work.”

President of airasia Digital, Aireen Omar said, “This collaboration with Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation truly signifies our aspiration to continue growing our academy initiatives while building a sustainable talent pipeline through investment in innovation and education programmes. We recently introduced our ‘Byte-sized’ courses which are able to cater to specific personal needs from students, entrepreneurs, workers and anyone who is looking to learn new tech skills. We look forward to working closely with the university to foster young talent and innovate new ideas that will propel Redbeat Academy’s vision.”

Since its inception, Redbeat Academy has collaborated with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group of High Technology (MIGHT) to reskill a pool of talent in Software Engineering and High Technology projects (such as blockchain and data) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, University Malaya and Asia QSchool of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management, Imperial College London, in awarding a micro-credential to Redbeat Academy courses and acknowledging it as part of the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).