By Aida Aziz
IPOH: A total of 677 job seekers participated in the MyFutureJobs Career Carnival which took place at the Industrial Training Institute (ILP) Ipoh, here on Saturday.
The carnival was not only attended by job seekers but also included final semester students of ILP Ipoh.
According to the Director General of Jabatan Tenaga Manusia, Shakib Ahmad Shakir said, the carnival aims to prepare students and individuals looking for work by providing a deeper understanding of the industry’s needs;in addition to opening the opportunity to personally meet with relevant parties and directly get a job offer if eligible.
“Carnival participants have the opportunity to meet directly with industry representatives, discuss job opportunities, and continue the interview session directly.
“This carnival is also a platform for job seekers and students to learn more about the latest developments in the world of employment.
“Through collaboration between educational institutions and industry, we can ensure that the development of the country’s skilled workforce can be implemented effectively and relevant to the needs of the industry,” he said.
He said this when speaking to inaugurate the carnival at ILP Ipoh, here
Also present were Director of ILP Ipoh, Ts. Azmi Mat and Perak SOCSO Deputy Director, Roslan Pilus.
The carnival, which lasted for two days from Saturday to Sunday, was the location of 25 renowned companies offering various job opportunities to participants.
Meanwhile, in the same ceremony, there was also a signing ceremony for a memorandum of cooperation between ILP Ipoh and three well-known companies.
MSBB Engineering Sdn. Bhd. signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of Foundry Technology, RWU Trading in the field of Electrical Technology, and FRIMEC Manufacturing.
This collaboration is expected to increase the expertise of teaching staff at ILP Ipoh as well as strengthen the institute’s ability to implement skills training more effectively.
“It is hoped that programs like this will continue to be held in the future to advance the national workforce as well as increase cooperation between educational institutions and industry,” he said.