Putting skills to good use online

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  • Monday, 14 Dec 2015

(From left) Rosyam, Nordarzy, Dr Kamal, Uniten College of Information Technology deputy dean Dr Zaliman Mohd Yusoff and Uniten student affairs, alumni and management deputy vice-chancellor Prof Dr Zamri Yusoff marking MDeC’s official appointment of Uniten as eRezeki representative.

STUDENTS of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) will not have to search far and wide for job opportunities now that eRezeki has arrived at their campus.

The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has appointed the institution as the representative for its eRezeki initiative, which will help participating students learn how they can leverage skills in different fields of study to generate side income via the Internet.

Also known as crowdsourcing, people are enlisted for their service or ideas, and have them contributed to hiring companies through an online platform.

“The idea is that jobs, big or small, are outsourced to people at large.

“It is a new form of employment for people to be in control of what they want to do, where they want to do it and how they can do it,” said MDeC director of B40 programme Nordarzy Razak Norhalim.

“Everyone is connected digitally, so you don’t have to be present at a workplace all the time,” he said, adding that job opportunities spanned different fields such as designing, software testing and website development.

Nordarzy Razak also noted that the organisation established the project with the objective of helping all citizens, especially those of a lower income, to open up new horizons in earning money.

“At the end of the day, we want to convey how every individual can be an enterprise and we are glad to work with Uniten to promote it.

Uniten vice chancellor Prof Dr Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha said this was a good opportunity for its students to spearhead the crowdsourcing platform, which has yet to be a fully mature concept in Malaysia.

“Besides bridging Malaysian skills workers with worldwide communities, eRezeki strive towards creating an efficient society in technology advancement and entrepreneurship.

“In addition, it helps to mould younger generations to be globally competent, as well as being a platform for job opportunities of international standards,” he said.

Kamal said the institution was proud to be the first private higher learning institute to be a part of this initiative that promoted worldwide ubiquitous skills contribution that reduces geographical barriers and time differences.

“With emerging issues of employment within local industries, eRezeki through crowdsourcing, can be seen as a long term solution not only in terms of promoting local talents, but also encouraging competitiveness in a global level,” he added.

Participating students will receive organised training from the university and MDeC to learn how they can benefit from it.

The ceremony also saw noted Malaysian actor and entrepreneur, MDeC digital ambassador Datuk Rosyam Nor giving a motivational talk to students.

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