- MALAYSIA’s job market is strategically packaged with the right environment, stability, and competition
MALAYSIA’s job market is strategically packaged with the right environment, stability, and competition while being surrounded by established and emerging global markets.
Opportunities for the workforce to up their skills and knowledge are also abundant but Fujitsu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Head of Human Resources Setya Rahadi says it all depends on their (talents) readiness to accept the challenge.
“Malaysia and Malaysians have a very good advantage compared to a lot of Asian countries. You have strategic location and good ties with smart cities like Singapore. This country also has rich language and culture compared to most of your neighbours. For instance, English and Mandarin is elaborately used everywhere.
“It all depends whether organisations and talents themselves are ready to enhance their cross-cultural management and leadership abilities on a global level,” says Setya.
“Our scholarship programme — which started in 1985 — is very intense and comprehensive and is applicable locally so this only enhances the abilities of local talents.
“Our programme also avoids brain drains as one of the main selection criteria requires participants to convince us on how they will use this knowledge to benefit their organisation and local communities,” says Setya in reference of the scholarship programme which started in 1985.
This is why Fujitsu Malaysia is pushing for more Malaysian candidates to apply for their global scholarship programme as it believes that Malaysian talents have the competitive advantage.
In fact, the 33rd scholarship that was given out recently went to a Malaysian, Muhammadzaim Halilul Rahunam from Telekom Malaysia Berhad, who beat 97 applicants from 12 countries
Limited number of scholarships are given twice a year by the organisation for the Fujitsu-JAIMS (Japan-America Institute of Management Science) ‘Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge’ programme.
Recipients undergo a 15-week module that combines theory and practical knowledge in four countries — Japan, Hawaii, Thailand and Singapore — before returning to their respective countries to apply what has been learnt.
Among the highlights of this programme include lessons on management theory, liberal arts course and project work at Hawaii and site visits that allow participants to wholly discover the idea of self-sufficiency management, sustainable developments and national strategies at thriving cities.
Participants who’ve undergone the 15-week programme will supposedly be equipped with abilities to create knowledge and innovation, judge goodness in contradictory context, create unique concepts, influence others in decision making and draw on their own and the knowledge of others to solve issues.
Application is open for their 34th Scholarship Award — for the February-June 2016 intake — between now and September 11. Shortlisted candidates will undergo an interview in October and selected candidates will be notified by the end of October.