JOB FAIR FOR TVETs AND DISABLED PEOPLE


The PERKESO MyFutureJobs OKU & TVET Career Fair is being held at IDCC Convention Centre in Shah Alam until Sunday (9am-5pm).

PETALING JAYA: To cultivate a more inclusive and diverse workforce, the Social Security Organisation (PERKESO) is organising the MyFutureJobs OKU & TVET Career Fair to help persons with disabilities (OKU) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) graduates find jobs.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim launched the job fair yesterday, which will be held at IDCC Convention Centre in Shah Alam until Sunday (9am-5pm).

Themed Tiada Yang Terpinggir (no one is left out), the fair caters to the employment needs of TVET graduates and differently-abled individuals – providing them access to more than 20,000 job opportunities from 100 employers.

Yap Hann Xi, 26, who has mild autism and trouble speaking in public successfully found a job there.

He has a first-class honours degree in Software Engineering with Multimedia but found trouble landing a job after being let go from his previous employer, which he had served for six months.

After more than five months looking for work, Yap managed to secure a job placement at the career fair – a cashier role at 99 Speedmart.

Yap’s mother Ang Yoke Fun is relieved to see her son gainfully employed.

Themed Tiada Yang Terpinggir, the PERKESO job fair caters to the employment needs of TVET graduates and differently-abled individuals.Themed Tiada Yang Terpinggir, the PERKESO job fair caters to the employment needs of TVET graduates and differently-abled individuals.

“Even though he has a degree, it has been very difficult for my son to find a job or employer who is willing to take a chance on him,” she says.

“This is our first time attending a career fair and I am so grateful to PERKESO for helping my son get a job.

“Not many companies will give OKUs a chance.”

Tahfiz Haikal Tarazul Haidil, 20, who has monoplegia (his right leg is paralysed), found the MyFutureJobs OKU & TVET Career Fair to be a productive experience, as he was able to get many potential job leads via the fair.

“I wanted to attend last year’s event, but I was too late. So, I made sure that I wasn’t going to miss it this time around,” says the Cheras native.

“I really wanted to come here because it will be easy for me to apply to many different jobs and roles, especially with the opportunities for OKUs. And I have found so many jobs that I feel are perfect for me.”

Tahfiz shares that events such as this provide OKUs with a safe environment to look for opportunities that are suitable for them.

“When OKUs come here, where there are so many jobs specifically catered for us, you won’t feel negative that your disabilities will hold you back, or get your application rejected.

“You can try your luck at the many booths and find a job to take care of yourself and your family.”

At the career fair, TVET graduate Hidayah Ahmed, who majored in culinary arts at Kolej Yayasan Felda Pahang, secured a new barista position.

The 21-year-old, who currently works as a kitchen assistant in Bangi, says that she was delighted to find a working opportunity that matched her career goals.

“I have always been interested in arts, and I feel that this new barista role will help me to explore my passion for art and cuisine,” says Hidayah.

She adds that with a better job, she will be able to become more independent.

“will be able to support myself and rely less on my family. Previously, I used to count on them to send me to work every day, but now I can make enough to buy my own motorcycle to go to work.”

At the MyFutureJobs OKU & TVET Career Fair, aside from providing job opportunity placements, there will be informative talks and counselling sessions to guide job seekers through various aspects of their career development.

Additionally, PERKESO will be offering free health screenings for attendees, emphasising the holistic approach of the fair.

To ensure ease of accessibility, there will be free RapidKL services for OKU individuals, providing transportation from the Seksyen 19 KTM station to the IDCC venue.

To date, PERKESO’s MyFutureJobs portal has played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of over one million Malaysians across the country.

To book your place and register your attendance for the MyFutureJobs OKU & TVET Career Fair, go to www.myfuturejobs.gov.my

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