60 firms to of­fer 8,000 jobs

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: The 1Malaysia Train­ing Scheme (SL1M) for the north­ern re­gion not only of­fers about 8,000 job train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties with gov­ern­ment-linked com­pa­nies but also op­por­tu­ni­ties to be­come agro­preneurs.

SL1M is an ini­tia­tive un­der the Eco­nomic Plan­ning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment, which aims to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for grad­u­ates to im­prove their mar­ketabil­ity.

EPU di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Seri Dr Ra­hamat Bivi Yu­soff said about 60 em­ploy­ers would at­tend the event held on Fri­day and Satur­day at Sul­tan Ab­dul Halim Sta­dium in Alor Star, Kedah.

Among the par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pa­nies are Te­naga Na­sional Bhd, Khaz­anah Na­sional Bhd, May­bank, Telekom Malaysia Bhd, Cel­com, Boustead Hold­ings Bhd, Lem­baga Tabung Haji and Malaysia Air­lines Bhd.

“The event will also fea­ture the Agro-Based In­dus­try En­trepreneur­ship Fes­ti­val 2017 for grad­u­ates in­ter­ested in agri­cul­ture to get train­ing and busi­ness coach­ing,” she said here yes­ter­day.

Ra­hamat Bivi said the Muda Agri­cul­ture Devel­op­ment Author­ity, an agency un­der the Agri­cul­ture and Agro-based In­dus­try Min­istry, will host a talk on mod­ern agro­preneurs.

Kedah Women, Agri­cul­ture and Agro-based In­dus­try, En­tre­pre­neur Devel­op­ment, Women’s Wel­fare Com­mit­tee chair­man Datuk Su­raya Yaa­cob said the agri­cul­ture sec­tor of­fered youth a wide range of op­por­tu­ni­ties to boost their in­come.

The SL1M event will fea­ture mo­ti­va­tional and en­ter­tain­ment ses­sions with celebri­ties, in­clud­ing Faizal Tahir, Aizat Am­dan, Zero Ma­haraja Lawak Mega and Azlan & The Typewriter.

Kedah Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Ha­ni­pah will of­fi­ci­ate the event.

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