Businesses are increasingly looking for employees that are digitally adapt with the rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the prospect of a future ruled by artificial intelligence.
The Mereka Digital Entrepreneur programme, built through years of industry experience offers the necessary skills to kickstart your career, befitting freelancers or fresh graduates.
Each module has a 2-hour webinar session. You will be completing self-reflection based assignments after the webinar.
Group tutorial sessions after each module for you to ask any clarifying questions with the trainers.
Work on mock assignment simulating real-world gig work, best fitting your interest, skills, and the industry you are intending to build a career in.
Continuously engage and grow with your cohort peers via cohort-specific Slack channels.
Upon completing the 5-week Digital Entrepreneur Course successfully, you will be matched with an SME (Small and Medium Enterprise).
Dedicated mentoring sessions from industry experts on a monthly basis, over 12 months post-programme.
Certificate of graduation and RM600 allowance will be given upon successful completion of the programme.
Preliminary Scholarship Application
Review Period: 1 week
The DE x Futuremakers 8-week programme aims to prepare youths to self-learn and self-develop to be digitally equipped in the 21st century, allowing them to keep well informed and qualified with the key skills and experiences needed to find success in the future of work.
Scholarships offered are specifically for this programme and not any other academic institution.
The programme is conducted virtually and has been designed with engagement and interactivity in mind. Participants will commit to attend live webinars and office hours and work on assignments and quizzes every week.
You will need working Internet connection and we recommend participants to have a good grasp of English as the programme is conducted in English. This is due to the majority of freelancing and gig work websites utilising English as their primary language. Aside from that, commitment to your future self for the endless possibilities this programme may unlock.
Apart from the participation in the 8-week programme, learning hours and assignments, you should engage actively in the post-programme mentorship for the next year by attending mentorship sessions and sharing progress reports for job and income. This is to ensure continuous support for participants and to encourage cultivating networks even after the completion of the programme.
It is an expected outcome as after going through our programme, you’ll most likely be equipped with the skills to get yourself out there in this gig economy! But not to worry, there will be the SME Partner attachment as well as mentorship to provide continuous support while you navigate the digital workforce.
You can register to join the programme at any time! After registering and providing us with your contact details, you will then be sent an email with a link for you to complete your application. However, due to limited availability, we do encourage you to join the earliest cohort possible. We have monthly cohorts and upon successful application, you will be able to choose the best start date for your schedule.
There are no application fees associated with the programme. If you are eligible for a full scholarship and are chosen after our reviewal process, there will be no costs associated with your participation in the programme. However, if you were selected for the programme, and did not follow through without valid reasons, there will be a penalty of RM 100.