MEDAC to train 5,000 unemployed graduates under PROTÉGÉ

by TMR/ file pix by BERNAMA 

MINISTRY of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac), via its unit PROTÉGÉ will assist up to 5,000 unemployed graduates under its Ready To Work (RTW) programme.

This is an almost 60% per cent increase from 3,000 graduates last year.

According to the ministry, they will be placed under the PROTÉGÉ-Ready To Work (RTW) programme in government departments, agencies and government linked companies (GLCs) under a short term employment programme.

“Unemployment among graduates is something that requires intervention and assistance from the government. Through programmes such as PROTÉGÉ, we hope to give these graduates the necessary work exposure by working in these organisations,” minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Jaafar said in a statement today.

“Hopefully by the end of their employment tenure, these graduates will acquire new skills and work experience that would significantly improve their marketability among potential employers,” he said.

Dr Wan Junaidi said this move is crucial to help the government in addressing issues concerning unemployment among graduates, especially in today’s highly challenging post Covid-19 environment.

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