Manforce Group Berhad has announced launched the Malaysian Development Uplift Programme (MDUP), a new initiative that targets to build up local young workforce as well as to recharge Malaysia’s economy.
The programme offers basic industrial training for a six-month period to empower young Malaysians with necessary skills to enhance their employability and growth.
Manforce Group also partners with manufacturing companies such as Maxter Glove, Panasonic, George Kent and among others to provide employment to the participant especially students upon their graduation of this six-month programme.
Paul Wong Boon Ming, Group Managing Director of Manforce Group Berhad said, “The programme will benefit various industry and individuals who involved. Through this programme, Manforce Group is fuelling dedicated youths with actual industrial training and job opportunities,”
The programme is targeted for needy groups aged 18 to 30 who may be school leavers, unable to continue their studies due to financial burden, unemployed, or the B40 group from rural areas with limited employment opportunities.
“We have trained more than 70 graduates from MDUP since its inception in 2020, and we are confident that these are well-trained and possessed the drive to enter the industry as they have undergone 1,500 hours or 6-months of training courses throughout the programme – making them eager to putting their skills and training to good use, “ Paul added.
Manforce Group has sponsored these individuals throughout practical training course complete with allowances, accommodations, and a certificate to certify the completion of the training course fully certified by School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE) and ProCel Faculty Economy and Business UNIMAS.
Additionally, this programme aims to encourage strong the foothold for local especially the youth to get employed and reduce the reliance over the foreign workforce.
Manforce Group has successfully trained up their first batch of graduates as of March 2021, with 70 percent of the graduates deciding to kickstart their career in manufacturing companies, while the rest chose to further their studies.
The majority (63 percent) of the candidates are from the East Coast (mainly Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang), while the others are from the West Coast.