Launched on 24 April 2011, the FasTrack programme is a 12-month programme targeted at high-achieving Malaysian engineering graduates. The programme is developed by the Electronics & Electrical (E&E) Sectoral Working Group to enlarge the pool of Research & Development engineers needed for progression of the E&E sector up the value chain. TalentCorp sees these engineers as the future drivers for the E&E sector’s efforts to move into more value-added products and serices.
The programme involves apprenticeship with hands-on experience working on actual R&D projects at host companies, supplemented by formal training at Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC). At the end of the 12-month period, it is expected that the apprentices will be employed by the host companies.
The E&E working group will continue to develop proposals and strategies to address talent requirements of the sector. FasTrack is only the beginning!
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.