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MGT aims to nurture 5,500 global Malaysian leaders by 2022

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In a new initiative by Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) and InvestKL, supported by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia Global Talent programme (MGT) has been launched in order to mentor the nation’s young talent.

Announced on  29 March 2018 by PM Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the programme aims to solve the challenges employers face by empowering Malaysian talent to become leaders of the future.

MGT aims to nurture 5,500 global Malaysian leaders by the year 2022 in phases. Phase one will bring together 12 MNCs and 10 public universities in a collaboration to select, mentor and nurture promising talent.

As of now, the participating MNCs include Schlumberger, Linde, Honeywell, IBM and Cargill; and the universities include University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Heriot-Watt University.

Human Resources has reached out to TalentCorp and Invest KL for further details at this stage.

TalentCorp CEO, Shareen Shariza Dato’ Abdul Ghani, commented: “The scale of the MNCs’ capabilities, the development, sharing of knowledge and best practices will prepare our workforce for the future of work.

“Our focus is to look beyond developing talent. The MGT strives to connect talent with global opportunities as talent mobility will enhance Malaysia into a dynamic talent hub.”

The MGT programme will focus on three talent groups:

  • MGT Young Executive Programme
  • MGT Senior Executive Programme
  • MGT Apprenticeship Programme

Open to Malaysian professionals, it will offer secondments, internships, mentorship programmes and knowledge-sharing sessions with C-suite personalities from MNCs.

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The programme will also establish centres of excellence which will function as a focal point to discuss leadership opportunities, global best practices, research and training for participants.

Added InvestKL CEO, Datuk Zainal Amanshah, “There is a growing need to broaden the supply of good young professionals and meet the demands of global organisations here in Malaysia.

“As of 2017, InvestKL has been successful at creating nearly 11,000 high skilled regional jobs – many of which are opportunities for learning to Malaysia’s rich and diverse pool of bright young talent.”

Following the launch of MGT, the PM, accompanied by Minister of Federal Territories, Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor; Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed; InvestKL Chairman, Datuk Seri Michael Yam and Datuk Zainal toured the InvestKL: Impacting Malaysian Lives Through Innovation showcase.

More than 20 global MNCs participated in the showcase where MNCs are presenting their latest innovations and highlighting how this technology and knowledge are transferred to Malaysians.

Also present were Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, Minister of International Trade and Industry II, Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan; Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz and Shareen Shariza.

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