With PTPTN blacklisting up to 700,000 post-graduates from leaving the country, the nation hints of financial difficulties plaguing our young generations. With the global economy and domestic living expenses on a deteriorating streak, our post-graduates can barely plan for the coming year. While commonly endeavoured, the effort to pursue higher education or careers have proven difficult beyond anticipation.
Per statistics provided by myStarjob.com, job postings in October 2016 has decreased from 16,304 to 10,617, as compared to October 2015. The significant drop in opportunities can only bring about higher unemployment rates as numbers of graduates continue to increase. It is noted that the number of unique job applicants has also decreased from 15,264 in October 2015 to 9,504 in October 2016. News of organisations cutting cost and downsizing has not been spared in any industry. The bleak felt among the working force is apparent.
With determined intention to offer a diversity of both employment and education, the Mega Career Fair and Post Graduate Education Fair wish to create a platform where our younger generations can pursue their ambitions. Either to pursue a career or education, the event poise itself as the place to be before welcoming 2017 in less than two-months’ time. Well-known names participating in the Mega Career Fair includes, Topglove, Ambank, Aegis and MDEC subsidiaries. Likewise, renowned education institutes such as Lim Kok Wing, Nottingham University and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman will be among the names present for academic advice.
Incorporating a seminar titled The Art of Career Selection on Saturday, 19th November 2016, this 4-hour session will showcase industrial professionals sharing on ways to broaden career perspectives. New entries to the employment field are encouraged to participate and explore undermined opportunities in Malaysia.
There will also be a short seminar titled Minutes-to-Masters, a one-day lecture conducted by various academicians representing respective education institutes. The lecture aims to explain the intricate set of skills one can acquire through different courses and its career prospective in Malaysia and across international borders. The lecture will also share information on the required qualifications and financial aids available to interested candidates. The seminar will be held on Sunday, 20th November 2016 and tickets for both seminars can be purchased from Groupon.
The Mega Career Fair and Post Graduate Education Fair will simultaneously launch on Saturday, 19th November 2016 at Hall 1 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, with the event lasting for two-days. The event is supported by Tabung Pendidikan Malaysia, with participation by the Ministry of Higher Education as well. Entry is free for all visitors. For more information and pre-registration, please visit careerfair.asia.