Pusat Kerjaya Amanjaya (PeKA) has been tasked to create more opportunities and openings for the jobless in Perak. Executive Councillor for Consumer Affairs, Human Resources and Civil Society Dato’ Samsudin Abu Hassan said that the centre should have a strategic plan to effectively achieve its goal.
According to him, Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir had proposed that a unit be set up to be headed by Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR), to ensure that PeKA would continue to grow and meet the current needs of Perakeans. The MB had called upon PeKA to be more proactive in publicising job opportunities to Perakeans in order to meet the demands of industry players in the state.
Samsudin spoke to the media after accompanying Zambry at the official opening of the PeKA office at Terminal Amanjaya in Bandar Meru Raya recently. Present at the function were the chief executives of IDR, Dr Mazalan Khamis, and MB Inc, Dato’ Aminuddin Hashim.
“Most job seekers are SPM leavers, followed by diploma and degree holders. Over the years, the number of SPM leavers who didn’t continue with their tertiary education grows, as such we must expose them to opportunities that are available,” said Samsudin.
“PeKA needs to collaborate with training centres to meet the demands of the job market. Since PeKA’s establishment in 2011, it has successfully created 33,000 job opportunities for those who are registered with the centre,” he added.