Recently Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) held a Sector Focus Career Fair (SFCF) on career opportunities at University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) which essentially emphasize on optimizing Malaysian talent and to create awareness among the public of the career opportunities available in priority sectors under the 11 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) through Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) which was the focus areas of the fair. SFCF UiTM is a joint effort between TalentCorp,Graduan, MDeC, UiTM and is supported by more than 30 companies, including AIG, DHL, Electrolux, Frost & Sullivan, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, IBM, LaFarge, Sime Darby and PwC.
Sector Focus Career Fair (SFCF) 2013
The event kickoff with a dialogue session with YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid bin Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department officiating the event and shares his thoughts on Malaysia’s socio-economic development which would need to progress in a strategic and sustainable manner to realize the vision of a transformed economy that is achievable through implementation of measures which comprise of comprehensive planning through formulating effective policies, whilst developing programme through outcome based approach, strengthening human capital towards elevating efficiency and professionalism, and establishing organizational capacities for effective services delivery.
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid (middle)
Unlike conventional career fair, SFCF provides direct exposure and opportunities for graduates to engage with CEOs and senior HR representatives of participating companies, while providing a platform for companies to scout for potential talent from the universities in Malaysia. These undergraduates are able to use this opportunity to further understand these developing sectors in Malaysia which in several critical industries are in need of top talent. The companies also have the opportunity to educate the public about industry developments, sectorial branding and increase understanding of the SSO sector.
Attendees getting exposure at SFCF
The event also includes Career Talks and Couch Corner Slot. Open to public, Career Talks is a platform developed for the younger generation to engage with prominent industry leaders while the Couch Corner Slot is designed for the visitors, especially students, to interact with the participating companies in a casual relaxed atmosphere.