Steven Sim Chee Keong, delivering his speech during the launch of KESUMA Green Skills and Job Fair 2024.

With strategic frameworks like the Green Technology Master Plan 2017-2030 (GMTP) and the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR), the Malaysian government expects to attract investments of up to RM1.3 trillion, boost the gross domestic product (GDP) to RM220 billion, and create over 300,000 job opportunities by 2050.

As such, one of the responses to the increasing demand for skilled professionals in the green economy, the Ministry of Human Resources (KESUMA) is organising a three-day KESUMA Green Skills and Green Job Fair in Kuala Lumpur.

The event, held in conjunction with the ASEAN Green Jobs Forum aims to increase engagement and awareness while providing talents with the necessary skills to contribute effectively to the thriving green economy.

At the launch event, Steven Sim Chee Keong, Minister of Human Resources, highlighted the green economy as an economic paradigm that drives growth, income, and employment while preserving ecosystem resources and natural biodiversity.

He also emphasised the importance of nurturing a workforce adept at meeting the demands of investors within the green economy.

“The Green Skills and Green Jobs Fair is the first collaborative effort of its kind by KESUMA with industry and academia to strengthen the development of green skills and job opportunities in alignment with the region’s economic and sustainable environmental needs,” he said.

He continued, “We aim to build a competent workforce equipped with green skills — achieved through the identification, upskilling, and reskilling of individuals — to meet the escalating demands of the green economy.”

The KESUMA Green Skills and Green Job Fair, organised by TalentCorp and PERKESO respectively, will be held from April 25 to 27, 2024 in Kuala Lumpur.

At the Green Skills Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in 12 pocket talks covering a range of topics.

Speakers will feature representatives from various organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malaysia, EY Malaysia, LinkedIn Malaysia, HRD Corp, Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), Malaysian PayGap, and others.

The event will also host booths from organisations highlighting their efforts in green technology and sustainability innovations.

University exhibitors will showcase courses and modules relevant to green skills.

Among the 22 booth exhibitors include POS Malaysia, Modenas, Gentari, Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC), Cyberview Sdn Bhd, Amanah Lestari Alam, Sustain.Ed – Sea Monkey Project X Earth Heir, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), and more.

At the same time, the Social Security Organisation (PERKESO) will host the MYFutureJobs Green Job Fair, where nearly 60 employers will present over 3,000 job opportunities for Malaysians.

Participating employers include AEON Co. (M) Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, DME Solutions Sdn Bhd, Tan Chong Group, IHH Healthcare Malaysia, FGV Holdings Berhad, Sols Energy Sdn Bhd, United Solar Energy Malaysia Sdn Bhd, ERS Energy Sdn. Bhd, Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn Bhd, IFP Engineering Solutions Sdn Bhd, UOA Group, and more.

In addition, SOCSO will be organising a series of MYFutureJobs KESUMA Madani Job Fair in conjunction with Labour Day 2024, starting at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on April 30 and May 1, which will offer more than 10,000 vacancies.

The series of job fairs will also be organised in Kelantan on May 4-5, Johor on May 5 and Sarawak on May 18-19 2024.


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