Nurturing Malaysia’s talent for a greener tomorrow


Embracing green jobs fosters economic growth while preserving the planet's natural resources.Embracing green jobs fosters economic growth while preserving the planet's natural resources.

AS THE reality of climate change sets in, economies are shifting towards greener practices, thus creating a growing market for jobs that can both mitigate environmental challenges and spur economic growth.

Malaysia’s commitment to its sustainable future is evident through initiatives such as the New Industrial Master Plan 2030, charting a path to nett-zero ambitions, and opening doors to green economic possibilities in sectors like electric vehicles and renewable energy.

With a projected RM1.2tril to RM1.3tril investment attracting 310,000 jobs by 2050, the Malaysian government is also ensuring an inclusive and equitable transition, supporting reskilling and community initiatives alongside its National Energy Transition Roadmap, which was introduced in 2023.

As such, Malaysia is now at the forefront of this green revolution. Testament to these and its other efforts, the country has been recognised as the leading nation in South-East Asia in the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index 2023.

From agriculture to urban planning, green jobs span various sectors, contributing to a more environmentally-conscious society.From agriculture to urban planning, green jobs span various sectors, contributing to a more environmentally-conscious society.

Global appetite for green skills

Green skills refer to the knowledge, abilities and competency required for jobs addressing environmental and sustainability challenges in a resource-efficient society, and are increasingly crucial across all job facets – from architecture to accounting.

This includes tackling waste management, resource conservation, building design, and eco-friendly production. The skillset required is diverse, encompassing not just technical know-how but also adaptability, creativity, and empathy.

However, the International Labour Organisation’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022 report further paints a bleak picture, with an anticipated 60% of young people lacking the necessary green skills by 2030, despite about 8.4 million new job opportunities emerging from the green transition.

TalentCorp recognises the growing importance of green skills in industries and its significance to investors for economic sustainability.

Hence it is organising the KESUMA Green Skills Fair 2024 with exhibitors such as the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp), the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) and the Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) among others.

Green jobs drive innovation and sustainability, paving the way for a cleaner, greener future.Green jobs drive innovation and sustainability, paving the way for a cleaner, greener future.

KESUMA Green Skills Fair 2024

TalentCorp’s KESUMA Green Skills Fair 2024, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims to bridge the green skills gap in Malaysia.

The fair seeks to enhance public awareness and understanding of green skills, highlighting its significance and the emerging opportunities within the green economy.

It will also enhance public awareness and understanding of green skills, highlighting its significance and opportunities in the green economy.

This event is set to catalyse the development of an inclusive and sustainable economy, and an essential starting point for Malaysians to join the green wave.

Scheduled from April 25 to 27 at Avenue K shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, the fair goes beyond just an event but serves as an avenue for inspiration, knowledge-exchange and a launchpad for future talents eager to be agents of change.

Skill seekers will be in for an enriching experience. The fair will showcase an array of exhibits that demonstrate the latest innovation in green technology, sustainable solutions and even interactive family sessions in environmental conservation.

Jobseekers will have learning opportunities through engaging pocket-talk sessions, interactive upcycling activities and upskilling opportunities that are aimed at catapulting their career into the green sector.

Moreover, the fair offers a unique platform for networking, bringing together sustainability advocates, industry leaders, academics and government representatives to discuss challenges as well as strategies that can help spur Malaysia’s race to nett-zero.

Enrich your career prospects and contribute to a sustainable future by joining the vanguard of Malaysia's green transformation.

For more information on the Green Skills Fair 2024, visit the website or to register visit the form.

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