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Fave’s Tech Hub in Malaysia to boost talents

About 10 months ago, Fave was acquired by India’s Pine Labs for over US$ 45 million. The acquisition meant Fave will be the first Malaysian startup to make a breakthrough in India’s lucrative e-commerce market.

Since then, Fave has also expanded its portfolio in Southeast Asia. The company just announced several new C-level appointments to oversee the company’s regional product roadmap and strategic plans.

Now, Fave has launched its Tech Hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As part of Fave’s efforts in evolving the fintech landscape, the new Tech Hub will serve as a platform to groom top-class engineering talents and drive digital innovation in Southeast Asia.

The Tech Hub is expected to onboard 100 engineers in 2022, a boost to the growing demand in the workforce. Collaborating with training partner iTrain and universities, Tech Hub will also provide participants with training, professional certification, mentoring and coaching, product development projects, as well workshops and eventually placement offerings across Fave and Pine Labs companies.

While the program is expected to focus only on fresh graduates to make them industry-ready, it will also target individuals who are career shifters or self-learners who have a strong interest in Software Engineering, learning through Youtube, Coursera, Udemy, Stack Overflow, LinkedIn.

As a recurring program, the Tech Hub will be the foundational first step in Fave’s commitment to the continuous growth of the engineering talent pipeline in Southeast Asia. Fave’s roadmap to building world-class Fintech Engineering talents in Southeast Asia is anchored by three pillars:

  • Ecosystem Building: Partnering with top educational institutions in Malaysia to identify and upskill talent through adjunct lectures, development workshops, career guidance, and mentoring workshops. This will be coupled with an expanded internship program to expose participants to ecosystem partners that employ digital technologies required to create advanced digital solutions. Tech companies and service providers in high-potential engineering communities will also be re-engaged with events and meet-ups to accelerate the overall mission of Fave.
  • Readiness Training: Occupational training and skills development will be achieved through a strong partnership with iTrain, who will helm the rigorous 6-week technical and soft-skill modules.
  • The “Good to Great” Initiative: A post-training program segment where upskilled participants are assigned responsibility to empower and grow other engineers, as well as non-technical team members, and manage full project streams.

According to Arzumy MD, CTO of Fave, investing in growing talent that is the backbone of the booming fintech ecosystem in the region is essential. He added that Fave is taking a leading role in building a pipeline of talent that will benefit the entire ecosystem and digital innovation in the region.

“With the launch of Fave’s Tech Hub and our versatile training approach, we are confident in shaping the next generation of experts to revolutionize SEA’s fintech landscape. We only see this as the first step in fostering world-class product engineering—a booming career path in Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and beyond,” commented Arzumy.