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SFCF UNITEN Matches Talent To Jobs In Engineering IT & Business

PUTRAJAYA, 26 August 2014 - Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp), in collaboration with Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), today hosted its Sector Focused Career Fair (SFCF) focusing on the Engineering, IT & Business sectors.

Held at the UNITEN Putrajaya Campus, the event was officiated by YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. Also present was Dato' Seri Prof. Mashkuri Yaacob, Vice-Chancellor of UNITEN, Johan Mahmood Merican, Chief Executive Officer of TalentCorp and Nazmi bin Othman, Chief Investment Management Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

The World Bank in its Malaysia Economic Monitor report June 2014 asserted that “In order to align the skills imparted in universities and those required by employers, there must be greater collaboration between universities and firms”. The report recommended various interventions that Government, universities and employers could undertake to better match talent to jobs.

Towards this, TalentCorp has partnered with local universities like UNITEN and leading private sector employers to enhance students’ awareness of emerging job opportunities and employers’ requirements through more effective career services and better labour market information.

“Malaysia is a demographically young nation, with a strong talent pool, stable economy, and growing professional opportunities. By building better and closer partnerships between employers, universities and the Government, Malaysia can ensure we have the steady stream of industry-ready graduates that our bright economic future requires,” said YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar at the launch of the two-day event.

Over 45 companies took part in the two-day career fair to reach out to undergraduates and increase their awareness of the exciting career opportunities in key sectors driving Malaysia’s economic transformation.

“As the bridge between the Government, businesses and talent, TalentCorp is taking significant steps to ensure Malaysia has the graduates and skills needed to meet its goal of becoming a high-income, knowledge-based economy by 2020. The SFCF is a prime example of us working closely with employers and universities to produce industry ready graduates through a three-pronged approach involving greater career awareness, industry exposure, and enhancing skills for employability,” said Johan.

In addition to exploring internship or employment opportunities, undergraduates and other visitors at the SFCF UNITEN will be able to directly engage with senior representatives and chief executives of leading employers such as Celcom, Maxis, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Proton, Schlumberger Business Support Hub, See Hoy Chan, Standard Chartered Bank, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, U-Mobile and UMW among others.

For further information on TalentCorp and SFCF, please visit www.talentcorp.com.my or www.facebook.com/SectorFocusedCareerFairSFCF.

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