This New Programme Will Help Malaysian Youths In Rural Areas To Find A Job

It will be held at 26 selected locations nationwide for the first phase.

Cover image via Oh Kerjaya

On 24 January, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced a new programme which connects rural youths to job opportunities

The Sustainable Community Development Initiative (1MPAK), led by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), is a long-term plan aiming to create 250,000 jobs within the next 10 years. 

1MPAK has brought on 70 companies from industries such as business services, electrical and electronics, automotive, and aerospace.

In addition to diploma and degree holders, school leavers with skill certificates are also welcome to benefit from the programme

It includes job matching, interviews, as well as entrepreneurship and educational programmes.

Ismail Sabri also announced that the programme has set the minimum wage of RM1,500 a month for every job opportunity. 

The nationwide tour will begin on 27 January in Bera, Pahang

Image via 1MPAK

Interested applicants can follow 1MPAK on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on future tour locations. 

Alternatively, applicants may also check 1MPAK's tour calendar on their website.

Ismail Sabri promised that 1MPAK will be expanded to other locations across the country to help increase the income of rural people

Do you think this is a good initiative to help unemployed Malaysian youths? Let us know in the comments below.

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