Ensure a better future with Taylor's Uni's 4IR-ready programmes


COVID-19 has dramatically reshaped the way we see the world.

From education to career prospects, this prolonged lockdown has been challenging for many.

It bears a reminder that the future is uncertain. For a young graduate eager to pursue a thriving career, Covid-19 has shed light that students don’t necessarily end up with a job within the field they studied.

For the collared careerman, relearning old or embracing new skills comes at a competitive advantage.

Understanding the rapidly changing conditions across industries, it is now the role of learning institutions to think about the long-term careers of future graduates and the workers of coloured collars.

Taylor’s University’s Me.reka Makerspace is equipped with relevant tools that allows students to explore their creative and entrepreneurial ideas.Taylor’s University’s Me.reka Makerspace is equipped with relevant tools that allows students to explore their creative and entrepreneurial ideas.

As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it is time that universities reinvent its educational modules to ensure it produces capable and agile individuals who are prepared for a future workforce in a post-pandemic era.

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution or IR4.0, it is predicted that 75 million jobs across 20 major economies will be displaced as new technologies continue to emerge1.

Though it sounds intimidating, data from the same report further suggest that 133 million new roles are expected to be created by these very same technological advances, which equates to more jobs created for the workforce.

But these new roles would demand relevant training and skilling.

In a post-pandemic workforce, having an agile and creative mindset that’s continuously eager to learn, adapt, acquire and perfect new skills will be essential if one wishes to be in-demand by the labour market.

Pave the way to your future

If you’re wondering where you could start with your career path, join Taylor’s Future Movement (TFM) Open Day weekends – a platform where youth and working professionals can be connected to a deeper purpose.

Taylor’s has organised a range of interactive and insightful sessions that are based on three key pillars: Discover, Direction and Community.

Taylor’s University’s BizPod is a start-up accelerator and incubator where students are mentored on their entrepreneurial ideas for free.Taylor’s University’s BizPod is a start-up accelerator and incubator where students are mentored on their entrepreneurial ideas for free.

With the underlying theme Promises of the Future, the annual signature event that is an extension of Taylor’s Open Day will see a plethora of activities – from Taylor’s MicroCreds taster classes where young professionals can explore upskilling and reskilling programmes, to “Ask Me Anything” sessions for those interested to learn more about what Taylor’s has to offer.

The virtual event aims to help students and professionals unearth their talents and build new skills that will prepare them for the new frontiers of industries in a post-pandemic workforce.

Inspiring aspirations

Enlist the support of Taylor’s community of notable personalities and mavericks this month and next, in a sharing-session where they impart their industry insights to help uncover your future and keep you ahead with skills and mindset needed to be prepared.

Singer-songwriter Yuna will be sharing her university experience and how it helped her follow her passion in music.

Born Yunalis Zarai, the young charismatic Malaysian artiste is now an international star, the first local artiste to conquer the American market – from recording alongside Pharrell Williams, touring with Lollapalooza to pairing with hitmaker Usher.

Singer-songwriter Yuna will be sharing her university experience and how that helped her pursue her passion in music (July 24).Singer-songwriter Yuna will be sharing her university experience and how that helped her pursue her passion in music (July 24).

Follow Yuna on Taylor’s College TFM Exploration Day (July 24) as she shares personal experiences that helped her pursue her law degree and nurtured her creativity to become the celebrated musician she is today.

Many Asian children grow up with dreams of becoming a doctor or an engineer.

Similarly, eight-time world squash champion and one of the most decorated sports stars of our generation, Datuk Nicol David, once aspired the same.

But destiny and her talents had other plans.

Join Nicol on Taylor’s University TFM Exploration Day (Aug 7) and be inspired by her story of how she pivoted her dreams of being an engineer to becoming the greatest woman squash player of all time.

Join Nicol David on TFM Exploration Day (Aug 7) to hear how she became the greatest woman squash player of all time.Join Nicol David on TFM Exploration Day (Aug 7) to hear how she became the greatest woman squash player of all time.

Be part of the conversation on how you can perfect your creative intelligence and achieve excellence in your future career.

There’s a place for everybody in the world, and if you believe that your role is to set a better future for the generations to come, join activist and writer, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir on Taylor’s University TFM Exploration Day (Aug 8).

Marina will speak from experience on what the future of leadership should be.

As board chairperson to the global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family Musawah, Marina has also produced TV programmes, feature films and a documentary.

Activist and writer Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir will talk about what the future of leadership should be (Aug 8).Activist and writer Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir will talk about what the future of leadership should be (Aug 8).

She even founded a website for women and travel called Zafigo.com.

If you are looking to understand more about the Malaysian workforce and how to prepare for it, listen to Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) head of Industry Partnership, Nazrul Aziz, on Taylor’s Professional Development Day (Aug 14).

Nazrul will explore the topic of entrepreneurism in driving the country forward and discuss the importance of upskilling and reskilling especially in the current economic climate.

To learn more about Taylor’s Future Movement and its range of interactive virtual events and activities, visit https://bit.ly/3jAP6kG.

Reference

(1) http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Future_of_Jobs_2018.pdf

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