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Developing industry ready graduates: TalentCorp, JobStreet

AvantiKumar | Oct. 16, 2015
A new JobStreet and TalentCorp collaboration will use an industry engagement zone initiative to better prepare Malaysian students for the job search process.

Students browsing Ind-E-Zone 

Photo - Malaysian students browse the Ind-E-Zone webpage.

 

A collaboration between online jobs portal JobStreet and government agency TalentCorp is to use an industry engagement zone to develop industry ready Malaysian graduates for the job search process.

TalentCorp's Industry Engagement Zone - called the Ind-E-Zone initiative - forms the main platform under the memorandum of agreement ceremony in Cyberjaya, which was attended by YBhg. associate professor Dr Arham Abdullah, director of Industry Relations Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MOE) as well representatives from 11 universities.

The Ind-E-Zone, which is designed to be a one-stop career information centre within university campuses,  helps to connect students to industry-relevant content and internship and career opportunities within Malaysia's key industries.

The centre also offers a range of activities such as Industry Engagements, Networking Sessions, Career Talks (C-Talks) and Sharing Sessions.

"We're confident this partnership with JobStreet will enhance Ind-E-Zone centres around Malaysia to provide more industry-relevant and up-to-date content and engagement to help Malaysian university students get ready for the working world," said Johan Mahmood Merican, chief executive officer of TalentCorp.

He said the first Ind-E-Zone was established in Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia in November 2014. By the end of this year, there will be in total 11 Ind-E-Zones established at public universities throughout Malaysia.

The selected IPTAs are Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UMP), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK).

"Through Ind-E-Zone, we hope to combine the strengths of both TalentCorp and JobStreet.com to gear up students for career opportunities and ultimately develop a stronger workforce in line with Malaysia's Vision 2020," said Chook Yuh Yng, country manager of JobStreet.

For more information on Ind-E-Zone, please visit .talentcorp.com.my/our-work/initiatives/ind-e-zone and ready4work.my.

 

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