MIDA Engages 19 Companies For UKM Career Fair

Last update: 03/04/2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has engaged 19 companies to participate in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Career Fair for two days, beginning April 2.

Chief Executive Officer Datuk Azman Mahmud said the fair, a collaboration with UKM, would provide a platform for companies to recruit graduates in engineering, science and technology and information technology, among others.

"MIDA has brought in 19 companies, which include Silterra, On Semiconductor, Nippon Electric Glass and APM Automotives, to participate, with a total of 322 vacancies and job opportunities to be offered," it said in a statement.

Azman said over 50 per cent of the job opportunities were in the technical fields, and through this platform, companies and industries would be able to have the first hand contact with the academia in enhancing the curriculum of the relevant courses.

"In 2013, our Industry Talent Management Division actively engaged stakeholders in various segments to address the issue of mismatch in the supply and demand of talent.

"We have established a Focal Point Network to meet investors' demand for greater visibility into Malaysia’s supply of talent," he said.

The event would also provide networking opportunities for students and job seekers to explore internship and career opportunities with the industries, it said.

-- BERNAMA