3/21/2010 — BERNAMA
The career programme known as “KerJaya” was Saturday launched at the state level here with a specific objective of stamping out the outflow of manpower from the state and attracting the return of the state’s skilled workers.
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the programme, which was launched in Pahang in December last year and Terengganu in January, was an important programme to develop skilled and semi-skilled workers in the state.
“This will help generate the state’s economy especially under the East Coast Economic Corridor,” he said when launching the programme here.
He said the programme, which involved graduands placement programme, workers placement programme and skills training programme, was part of the economic stimulus package announced in November 2008.
So far, 1,800 youths and 45 companies in Kelantan had registered for the programme, he said.
Meanwhile, at another event, he said the government was striving to enhance the collaboration between institutions of higher learning and the entrepreneurship sector to create quality human capital.
This was part of the government’s effort to create a balance between the demand for skilled workers among the industries and the provision of skilled manpower, he said when launching an entrepreneurship convention here.