Monday, December 23, 2013

Talent Corp Sector Focused Career Fair 2013

Last month, Talent Corp along with University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) organized a Sector Focus Career Fair (SFCF)  at  Dewan Seri Budiman UiTM Shah Alam to educate public particularly students on the choices of the career path available. There are actually 11 sectors namely Oil & Gas, Electronics & Electrical, IT, Telecommunication, Biotechnology, Finance, Accounting, Healthcare, Tourism, FMCG & Education. As for the SFCF UiTM, they were focusing on Shared Services and Outsourcing. The event was officiated by YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid bin Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. 

The two-day event included Career Talks and Couch Corner Slot. Career Talks is a platform for the young generation to have an opportunity to interact with prominent industry leaders while the Couch Corner Slot was made for the visitors, especially students, to engage with the companies in a more relaxed environment.

SFCF UiTM is supported by more than 30 companies, including AIG, DHL, Electrolux, Frost & Sullivan, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, IBM, LaFarge, Sime Darby and PwC.

Dato’ Sri Wahid shared his thoughts that in order to achieve the vision of a transformed economy, the  “Malaysia’s socio-economic development has to progress in a strategic and sustainable manner. Among the measures that is neccesary to achieve this is comprehensive planning through formulating effective policies, developing programmes through outcome based approach, strengthening human capital towards elevating efficiency and professionalism, and establishing organisational capacities for effective services delivery. On the other hand, economic growth can be achieved through more efficient services delivery. 

According to Johan Mahmood Merican, CEO of TalentCorp, the right quantity and quality of talent determines the success of our Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to support Malaysia’s priority sectors to improve the value chain and continue growing. Malaysia certainly has a strong pipeline of young talent. 

The SFCF is really beneficial as it creates opportunity for graduates to meet with CEOs and senior HR representatives of participating companies, while providing a platform for companies to scout for potential talent from universities in Malaysia. Several critical industries are in need of top talent, and the undergraduates are able to use this career fair to understand better about these developing sectors in Malaysia. The companies also have the opportunity to educate the public about industry developments, sectoral branding and increase understanding of the SSO sector.

I personally think that they should have more career fairs like this in most of the universities countrywide in years to come in order to enhance the knowledge and expertise of the next generation of talents in all fields of study.

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