60 firms to offer 8,000 jobs
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.