Netflix signs a pledge to partner with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Digital ASEAN working group to help people and governments in Southeast Asia develop creative and digital skills and capabilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The pledge is part of WEF’s ASEAN Digital Skills Vision 2020 programme, a private-public project involving a coalition of organisations that seeks to train up 20 million workers in digital skills by 2020.
The initiative gained further urgency when a recent WEF-commissioned survey of 56,000 ASEAN youths found that 52% believed they needed to upgrade their skills constantly to succeed in a changing job market. On top of that, they ranked “creativity and innovation” as the most important skill for their future.
As part of its pledge, Netflix will start rolling out initiatives focused on three broad areas, namely:
Creative Industry 4.0 Skills Development which will focus on the skills required to produce content for the internet entertainment industry, including writing, production, and post-production.
Online Safety and Digital Literacy, in partnership with industry experts, consumer advocacy groups, as well as regulators, to equip consumers with the necessary knowledge and tools to enjoy online entertainment in a safe and secure way.
Agile Governance 4.0 which will be held in partnership with key stakeholders to help regulators navigate changes in the 4th industrial revolution and to keep pace with technological advancements.
Netflix will work with various partners to hold workshops and trainings which will initially be held throughout the next six months in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, with more under consideration in the future.