A country’s best asset is its people. This is why TalentCorp believes in grooming and nurturing Malaysians. By providing them with the right support, we are sure Malaysians themselves will prove to be a sustainable source of talent that will drive forward the National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs). Several initiatives are already in place to support this vision, such as:
- Upskilling programmes for Malaysians.
- Improving the public scholarship system, for example Malaysian Government scholars can now transfer their bond to Malaysian companies.
- Improving university curriculum to produce more industry-ready graduates.
- Networking opportunities for top talents to link up with critical industries.
- Creation of the sectoral working group which will engage both industry and Government agencies in addressing talent requirements.
Under TalentCorp, several programmes have been kick-started to benefit our local talents.
The FasTrack programme is a 12-month programme targeted at high-achieving Malaysian engineering graduates. Developed by the Electronics & Electrical Sectoral Working Group to enlarge the pool of Research & Development engineers, the programme involves apprenticeship with hands-on working experience on actual projects at host companies. FasTrack runs for 12 months, at the end of which, it is expected that apprentices will be employed by the host companies.
Structured Internship Programme (SIP)
SIP is a collaboration between TalentCorp and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). Participating companies in this programme are encouraged to provide high quality practical learning experience through internships to students from local public and private institutions of higher education.
Read more about FasTrack and SIP from its participants.
Yeoh Lay Kim is a FasTrack participant who is currently attached to Agilent in Penang.
Read more about Nasibah Dzulkifly, the Mechatronics Engineering graduate who is doing life-saving work at Motorola Solutions.