Johor Talent Development Programme

UM Land-Dynasty View Sdn Bhd, the developer of Taman Seri Austin, is the first private company in Johor to support the state government’s efforts to resolve unemployment problems among graduates with the Johor Talent Development Programme.

Siti Nurul Shahira Mohd Fauzi [Centre] and Nur Fatin Ropizol
[Left] presenting their business plan for a craft-making cafe
to UM Land-Dynasty View CEO, Wong Kuen Kong
Launched in early June to enhance the graduates’ employability, the Talent Development Programme aims to develop the right communication and workplace skills for graduates in Johor.  UM Land-Dynasty View was the first private organization to exercise their Corporate Social Responsibility by working in partnership with Elnet Talent Solutions, the coordinator of Johor Talent Development, in the first Talent Development Programme.

Places to participate in the Programme were offered to some 20 fresh graduates and under graduates from institutions of higher learning like, Universiti Teknoloji Malaysia, J-Biotech and Crescendo College Johor Baru.  The components of the Programme include Performance Mindset, Enhancing Self Esteem, Character First, Customer Service Skills, Writing-Reading-Listening Skills, Workplace Communication, Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Proposal, Problem Solving, Resume Writing and Presentation Skills

UM Land-Dynasty View CEO, Wong Kuen Kong, giving his
attention to presentation of business plan for a funeral services
company by Ng Zheng Qiang [Left] and Tai Wai Ying
Participants who attended the 40-hour Programme at 8 hours per day for five days, enjoyed an interactive time of learning facilitated by Elnet Talent Solutions Chief Executive Officer and corporate trainer, Dr Elilen Chandra.

At the end of the programme, participants were required to prepare a Business Plan to present and pitch their ideas effectively to obtain finance from a financial institution.  They also used a PowerPoint presentation to introduce themselves in a mock interview.

UM Land-Dynasty View Chief Executive Officer, Wong Kuen Kong, participated in the exercise in his role as the financial institution and as a potential employer.  After listening to their presentations, he also gave valuable feedback to the participants.

Some of the graduates at the training session with
UM Land-Dynasty View CEO, Wong Kuen Kong [3rd from
Right] and Elnet Talent Solutions CEO and corporate trainer,
Dr Elilen Chandra [3rd from Left]
"We are pleased to support the Talent Development Programme to help graduates in Johor become for marketable,” said Wong whose company will sponsor the graduates’ training programme as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.  “I hope this will inspire other corporations to help the government address the unemployment problem and provide graduates with the necessary soft skills to gain employment,” he added.

While all the participants could attest to the fact that they have gained more self-confidence at the end of the programme, they were also grateful for the real-world experience through their interaction with personnel in a successful property developer like UM Land-Dynasty View Sdn Bhd.  The participants attended a graduation ceremony held during a breaking-of-fast event hosted by UM Land-Dynasty View at a local hotel recently.

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 12 July 2015

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