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Malaysians in demand in Asean countries


Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan (middle) and UTM vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Wahid Omar (left) visiting one of the booth during the Career Carnival 2017 in UTM.

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan (middle) and UTM vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Wahid Omar (left) visiting one of the booth during the Career Carnival 2017 in UTM.

JOHOR BARU: Malaysia is not only providing products but services and skills to Asean countries.

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said many Malaysians were sought after in the legal sector, manufacturing as well as oil and gas.

“Job opportunities are not only available locally, Malaysians can go to other countries especially within Asean.

“Therefore it is important for local universities to understand the market and industry needs in these countries,” he said after launching the Career Carnival 2017 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) here).

The two-day carnival saw 58 booths offering over 4,000 jobs to fresh graduates. UTM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Wahid Omar said the majority of UTM students especially those in engineering, management, architecture and science experienced high employability.

“Our students are trained in a work-like environment to prepare them for the real world.

“Recently, 30 of our students were employed by a computer chip company after several collaborations,” he added.

Prof Wahid said UTM graduates from the petrochemical, electrical and electronic fields were also highly sought after.

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