by S BIRRUNTHA / pic credit: mariikerja.my
THE Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT (MARii) has introduced the MARiiKerja website, a platform for those looking to find specific jobs in various industries, especially in the manufacturing sector and manufacturing-related services.
MARii CEO Datuk Madani Sahari said as a start, this digital platform offers jobs in the above sectors for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers and graduates of skill-based institutes through the Industry-Led Professional Certificate (IPC) Programme.
The MARiiKerja platform (mariikerja.my) uses an interface specifically designed to allow job seekers to register themselves online through an easy, quick, and systematic method, especially during the various forms of the movement control order periods.
“MARiiKerja is one of the government’s continuous efforts in digitalising the job procurement process, as well as admission into MARii’s training programmes.
“This website is a one-stop location to obtain information about programmes offered, thus easing the application procedure,” Madani said in a statement today.
Madani noted that although the country is currently under the Movement Control Order (MCO), this digital platform allows for new job opportunities to be generated, thus ensuring a sustainable supply of skilled labour to meet the demands of the manufacturing and services sectors.
He added that the IPC programme was first introduced by MARii in 2012 and is one of the human capital development programmes designed together with the industry.
“IPC produces skilled employees through specialised modules, as well as on-the-job training.
“The IPC programme, which has produced more than 33,000 skilled workers, receives continued support from International Trade and Industry (MITI) Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali as an initiative to increase the rate of skills development while combating unemployment under the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana),” he said.
Throughout the programme, no fees are charged and all living expenses including accommodation, transportation, and meals will be fully provided.
Monthly allowances and insurance coverage are also provided for trainees throughout the training period.
Prior to the pandemic, IPC trainings were conducted physically at the MARii Academy of Technology and other recognised training centres.
However, during the MCO or other situations that warrant reduced face-to-face training, the trainings are conducted online through the MARiiKerja platform.
After completing the 30-day classroom-based training, the trainees will be awarded the IPC certificate, while the IPC-Advanced Apprenticeship Programme (IPC-AAP) certificate will be awarded at the end of a five-month practical training session.
The certificates awarded are recognised by MARii and the industry, and qualifies participants to obtain the Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) under the Department of Skills Development (JPK) through the Pengiktirafan Pencapaian Terdahulu (PPT) programme.
“We are also continuously expanding MARiiKerja as an initiative to digitalise other human capital development programmes offered by MARii, such as AICE (Automotive Industry Certification Engineering), MARii Apprentice Graduate programme, DEP (Digital Engineering and Prototyping) and others,” Madani said.
More information can be found on https://www.mariikerja.my/.