MIDA’s talent development initiatives in harmony with Madani aspiration
23 Aug 2023
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) is intensifying its initiatives to enhance local talent development to support the industry needs, in line with the Madani Economy aspirations.
Chief executive officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman said as the country aimed to be among the world’s top 30 largest economies within the next decade, it is crucial to have a healthy and readily available talent pool, especially in high-tech sectors such as electrical and electronics (E&E), aerospace and medical device.
He said Mida, as the government’s principal investment promotion agency, is actively engaging several stakeholders to facilitate talent development through various initiatives such as industry academia collaboration, internship facilitation programme, upskilling and reskilling programmes, global talent outreach programme and career fair.
“Given the rapid emergence of these thriving industries, a vast array of opportunities beckons our talent pool to engage in sectors that not only promise economic viability but also champion in environmental and social consciousness, nurturing personal and career growth in alignment with sustainable values.
“These dynamic developments offer our local talent the chance to acquire expertise in cutting-edge technologies, empowering them to play an active role in driving the digital revolution forward,” he told Bernama.
Mida recently organised two career fairs known as Eksplorasi Kerjaya Mida, coinciding with the Investment, Trade and Industry Ministry Day 2023 on July 31 and Aug 5, which were held in Penang and Selangor, respectively.
Arham said the primary objective of these career fairs was to provide graduates and job seekers with valuable opportunities to explore a wide range of career options offered by both local and international companies.
He said the programmes, attracting nearly 4,000 participants registration with the majority being graduates, aimed to empower job seekers to make well-informed decisions and establish connections with prospective employers by facilitating information exchange, networking and exposure to potential career paths.
“On the event day, almost 1,000 candidates underwent the interview process. Out of this group, almost 500 candidates were shortlisted for the second round of interviews.
“The day witnessed significant success with 30 candidates securing job offers in technical fields,” he said.
A total of 36 leading companies participated in the event, collectively extending nearly 3,000 job opportunities to job seekers and graduates.
The roster of notable multinational companies includes Jabil, AT&S, Mattel, Fraser & Neave, Novugen, Playstation, Samsung, ams Osram and Stellantis, just to name a few.Arham added that this diverse line-up of participants presented job seekers with a wide array of exciting career options to explore.
Source: The Star