For the second consecutive year, General Assembly Malaysia (GA Malaysia) will partner with Khazanah Nasional to deliver the Malaysia Short Term-Employment Programme (MySTEP).
MySTEP was conceived to help create 80,000 jobs this year and it is one of the components under the JaminKerja initiative. GA Malaysia will equip MySTEP participants with in-demand digital skills through virtual world-class, instructor-led courses in one of three digital disciplines – data analytics, digital marketing, and user experience design.
During the four-month course, participants will experience GA’s award-winning digital bootcamps, followed by a structured employability curriculum that will equip them with tools to seek meaningful employment such as business communications and personal branding.
Participants will also earn a monthly allowance of RM2,000 throughout the programme. The programme also includes a three-month placement with one of GA Malaysia’s nearly 200 local hiring partners. For GA Malaysia, the ultimate aim of the programme is to provide individualised support to each participant so that they secure long-term employment in a role they find meaningful.
“With the national unemployment rate hovering around 4% and a quarter of Malaysian jobs at risk of displacement due to the accelerating pace of digitalisation, MySTEP 2022 could not come at a better time. As a global digital skills transformation company, General Assembly is well-positioned to assist, particularly with our proven track record of placing 92% of reskilling graduates in in-demand digital roles within six months of graduating.” said Andrew Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of GA Malaysia.
He continued, “MySTEP 2022 will upskill Malaysians in digital and professional skills and support their transition into long-term employment. During the programme, General Assembly will guide participants to make more informed decisions about their future path. It is truly a holistic programme that looks beyond equipping participants with in-demand digital skills but ensuring that they chart a career path that is meaningful and sustainable for them.”
To participate in MySTEP 2022, candidates must be below 30 years of age and unemployed for at least three months.
Applicants must hold either a degree, diploma or professional certificate from any recognised institution of higher learning in Malaysia and not participated in any other MySTEP or similar programme. Most importantly, the interested participants must want to seek full-time employment in 2022.
Those who are interested in applying can register at https://www.akademiga.com/mystep-2022