The new satellite office is located at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Career Centre.
Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) has inaugurated its first southern region satellite office at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Career Centre (UTMCC), in a bid to advance talent development in Johor.
As a testament to Johor's promising future and its pivotal role in Malaysia's growth, this strategically positioned office symbolises a significant milestone for TalentCorp and its commitment to fostering nurturing talent development in Johor. In its development goals, Johor has secured RM70.6bn in 2022 and is set to soar with the impending introduction of the Singapore-Johor Special Economic Zone and the Digital Johor Masterplan 2030.
TalentCorp's launching ceremony was officiated by Tazrina Ahmad, General Manager, Johor Human Capital Strategic Unit on behalf of Hairi Mad Shah, Johor Exco for Youth, Sports, Entrepreneur Development, Cooperatives, and Human Resources, along with Thomas Mathew, Group Chief Executive Officer of TalentCorp, and Prof. Dr. Rosli, Deputy Vice Chancellor of UTM.
In his speech read by Tazrina Ahmad, Hairi Mad Shah expressed his excitement by highlighting that the launch of TalentCorp's inaugural office in the southern region reflects a strong vote of confidence in this state and its future growth potential.
“The new satellite office will help Johor intensify the partnership between the state and federal agency in line with the objectives of Maju Johor 2030, especially for the development of Johor’s talent ecosystem.”
With the increasing investments coming in the Northern and Southern regions, TalentCorp opened offices in Penang in March 2022, and now in Johor to provide more focused services and to intensify collaboration among the industry, educational institutions, and the government for talent development.
Thomas Mathew, Group CEO, TalentCorp highlighted Johor’s potential on being a major contributor to the country’s GDP as a key reason for the agency’s focus on Johor to bolster its talent development efforts.
"In 2023, we hosted two Industry-Academia Collaboration (IAC) workshops in Johor, introduced our first state-level Critical Occupations List (MyCOL), and launched TalentCorp’s mynext Graduate Employability Grant, where UTM is the first recipient of the fund to host activities for their students," he said.
He added that there are various other intervention measures being carried out by the Government through TalentCorp and the State Government, especially to improve the support system in empowering the country's education institutions with the strengthening of TVET programmes and on-the-job training.
"The new TalentCorp satellite office in Johor is a commitment to continue creating strategic values in terms of talent development in this region."
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