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The Forest City project is slated to create more than 200,000 job opportunities over the next 20 years. Deemed as a model eco-metropolitan city in a report by New Straits Times Online, this massive development will bring about a wealth of opportunities in Johor but “local graduates will have to rise to the occasion”.
“The project needs expertise in various fields and the state needs to groom the human capital, as Country Garden Pacific View (CGPV), the developer of Forest City, is going to give priority to local graduates”, said state unity and human resources committee chairman R. Vidyananthan.
He added that “the job opportunities are in front of us, but graduates have to prepare themselves based on the requirements of the employer,” at a press conference after witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and CGPV yesterday at the Phoenix Hotel Forest City.
The report also stated that the MoU involves the training of UTM students to meet the demands of skills, knowledge, and experience required by CGPV for the Forest City project.
It was signed by UTM vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Wahid Omar and associate professor Dr Othman Ibrahim on behalf of the university; and CGPV development head Joseph Fu, who is also Country Garden Holdings regional president, and its executive director Datuk Md Othman Yusof, on behalf of CGPV.
Photo / Forest City 森林城市