According to a World Economic Forum report released in January, 1.4 million US jobs will be disrupted by technology (along with some other factors) between now and 2026. And (yikes!) 57 percent of those jobs being disrupted belong to women. The upside to the "technology is eliminating jobs and industries" headlines? Most at risk workers would find better career opportunities, at higher pay through up-skilling or re-training.
Malaysia Airlines’ 12-Point Restructuring Plan in 2014 called for a specialist organisation to plan and execute a robust career transition programme for planned exiting staff. That organisation launched in 2015 as Corporate Development Centre Malaysia.
Today, after assisting over 5,000 MAS staff and personnel from other companies transition to new career beginnings, we are proud to be Malaysia’s trusted career catalysts. And we have a new name: CDC Malaysia.
We specialise primarily in individuals’ professional advancement following a major corporate and manpower restructuring event. Since our founding mandate, CDC has provided solutions for leading organisations from other, non-aviation sectors, including the oil and gas, logistics and shipping industries.
We are 100% owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, and is thus, guided by the same standards of professionalism, ethics and governance as our parent organisation. As a social impact organisation, we are proud to contribute to nation-building through transformation of the minds, talent and energy of Malaysia’s greatest asset: its people.
We are at the beginnings of a new industrial revolution that will not only fundamentally transform most industries and businesses but will also have a wide-reaching impact on our careers. This new 4th industrial revolution will bring change and innovation at an unprecedented rate, fuelled by technological advancements like artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, the internet of things and more.
We asked our network to tell us how people can switch industries. They came back with eleven ways to make your switch easier and faster.