Students Should Be Ready to Face Job Market Demands – Dato’ Sri Ismail

By Nadia Sapuan
Pictures by Abd Raai Osman and
Izwan Azman

BANGI, 21 April 2017 – Being involved in co-curricular activities and university programmes will be able to make students become graduates who are ready to meet the demands of the current job market, said Deputy Minister of Human Resources, Dato’ Sri Ismail Abd Muttalib.

He said co-curricular activities and programmes organized by universities complement the education cycle involving the intellectual domain which aims to construct the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of students.

He was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of UKM Entrepreneurship and Career Expo 2017, recently.

In the event, he also advised students not to be too dependent on the university, but instead try to identify and understand their own needs before stepping out into the working world.

“You (students) need to improve your knowledge in your respective fields, understand and plan your career as well as find ways to improve your skills and achievements in your future career,” he said.

He also congratulated UKM for successfully organizing the UKM Entrepreneurship and Career Expo 2017 as it is the best platform for students to explore opportunities about career and jobs in related industries.

“I hope all of the students here will benefit from this programme and at the same time appreciate the trust that the industries gave you.

“In addition, I hope that this program can produce a highly skilled workforce, knowledgeable and competitive in industrial relations as underlined by the Ministry of Human Resources,” he said.

Also present at the programme were UKM Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Industry and Community Partnership, Prof Dato’ Dr Imran Ho Abdullah, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation Prof Dr Mohd Ekhwan Toriman and Director of Career Development Centre, Prof Dr Ishak Yussof.