06 Feb 2018 06:13:59 PM

TalentCorp engages Johor industry players at a dialogue

Shareen Shariza Dato' Abdul Ghani, CEO of TalentCorp Malaysia (2nd from right) engaging with participants during the open dialogue.
TalentCorp recently organised a breakfast dialogue with key stakeholders from nine organisations in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. The event was aimed at discussing the current talent landscape in the southern state and identifying ways of accelerating the development of human capital there.
Present at the event was Shareen Shariza Dato' Abdul Ghani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TalentCorp, together with representatives from Educity, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Institute Johor, Iskandar Investment, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad (JPDC), Pinheads Interactive Pte Ltd, Skills Johor, Sunway Property, and i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd.
Among the key topics discussed were on mid skills talent and Work Life Practices. With the rapid development in Iskandar Malaysia and with the recent allocation of RM1bil under the National Budget to help industries here become more automated, stakeholders recognise a huge demand for mid skills talent through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). However there needs to be strategies set in place to make TVET more attractive, especially to the youth and their parents.
Sugunah Verumandy, Head of Industry Partnership & Malaysian Professional Talent (standing), giving her address to the Johor stakeholders who were present at TalentCorp’s Breakfast Dialogue.
Due to its strategic geographical and growth positions, Johor retains the ideal work life destination for those looking to have a balanced career lifestyle – away from the traffic jams and hustle and bustle that occupy most fully developed cities. Thus, it is an attractive destination to see implementation of Work Life Practices that benefit both employers and employees. There is a great opportunity for TalentCorp to work and collaborate closer with organisations in Johor on its Work Life Practices initiatives, especially bringing more women back to the workforce through the Career Comeback Programme.
It was a fruitful discussion, with many issues highlighted during the breakfast dialogue. Here, participants take a group photo with TalentCorp’s CEO: Shareen Shariza Dato’ Abdul Ghani.
The dialogue was the perfect ice breaker to understand the talent landscape in Johor and identify stakeholders' key challenges in meeting the talent demands of Industrial Revolution 4.0. Moving forward, TalentCorp continues to work closely with industry players to help create a more diverse business ecosystem.

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