Johor, a Skilled Nation

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Johor Strategic Human Capital Unit (Unit Strategik Modal Insan Johor), previously Unit Swadaya Insan Johor, launches new logo

Soft and technical skills are must-haves in a job seeker’s profile

“People of Johor are people with skills,” said Dr S Ramakrishnan, the Unity, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Exco, as the representative of the newly appointed Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin bin Jamal at the closing ceremony of Karnival Kerjaya Johor Bestari.

The event, a strategic partnership between Jobs Malaysia, Johor Strategic Human Capital Unit, and UTC, offered 5065 job openings from 80 participating companies from all over Johor. On the last day of the carnival, 34 job applicants were successfully offered job positions while 233 and 753 were called for second interview and kept-in-view respectively.

Four successful job applicants with their new jobs and salaries announced

Dr S Ramakrishnan said employers would be contacted shortly to fill a questionnaire on their feedback of the carnival to find out if the job applicants’ profiles fit in what the company is looking for, and is seeking ways to improve talent to fit the skills needed. At school level, they will be creating an awareness campaign on the importance of being skilled, speaking to students, teachers, and school counsellors.

“Previously, we always get concerns about how our workers are not very resilient. The demands of the industry, whether they can take it up, or rise up to the occasion. We want our youths to be strong, contribute to their work, and create innovation.”

Dr S Ramakrishnan speaking to the press

He also spoke about the importance of having soft-skills, “The future is where employers are not interested whether you are a graduate or not; they want to see your skills, attitude and if you’re willing to contribute.”

The event also saw the official launch of the Johor Strategic Human Capital Unit’s new logo, as well as a job offer presentation to four successful job applicants, who had applied for jobs that day.