Iskandar Malaysia HR Summit
The Iskandar Malaysia HR Summit is an annual event and serves as a platform for practitioners to discuss and address human capital issues in Iskandar Malaysia.
Iskandar Malaysia Employment Fair
Iskandar Malaysia Employment Fair functions as a one-stop platform that helps both local and expatriates explore and apply for vacancies available in Iskandar Malaysia. The program also serves as a ‘job-matching’ initiative between employers from various industries and job seekers, either fresh graduates or those with prior work experience.
Iskandar Malaysia Employee Grant (IMEG)
To encourage job creation, the National Talent Enhancement Programme (NTEP) and Iskandar Malaysia Employment Grant (IMEG) are offered to employers willing to hire and train new technical personnel. IMEG is an employment stimulus package for local talents with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) certifications in Iskandar Malaysia. This initiative enables the eligible talents to enhance their skills through on-the-job learning experience which will not only benefit Iskandar Malaysia but Johor as a whole. This initiative is to support efforts to close the gap between the demand and supply of skilled workers in the nine promoted economic sectors especially the services sectors. The employment stimulus will focus on local talents with different backgrounds such as the disabled, unemployed graduates, retrenched employees and school dropouts.
Iskandar Malaysia Professional Fund (IMProf)
Iskandar Malaysia Professional Fund (IMProf) offered up to RM20 million in Upskilling and Recertification grants under the Iskandar Malaysia Professional Fund, which allowed for maximum loans of RM24,000 each to be repayable up to 5 years for Malaysians who want to obtain professional certifications that could help them advance their careers.
Dynamic Entrepreneurs Iskandar Malaysia (IMProud)
The Dynamic Entrepreneurs Iskandar Malaysia (IMProUD) has benefited about 117 micro entrepreneurs through grants and loans besides its development programmes that helped 1,425 small and medium entrepreneurs until 2018.
Karnival Johor Mahir
About 8,150 individuals were trained in the Karnival Johor Mahir, after which 1,265 of them were successfully employed.
Belia Tempatan Mahir (BERTAM)
Belia Tempatan Mahir (BERTAM) programme imparts valuable construction skills to orang asli youth in Iskandar Malaysia. Over 40 youths were trained and certified by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). Similarly, the youths were called upon to attend a training session by CIDB on how to refurbish and repaint low-cost flats. More than 20,000 residents benefited from the refurbishment and repainting of their flats, while 181 youths received certification from CIDB for their participation.
Skim Latihan 1 Malaysia (SL1M)
1Malaysia’s (SL1M) career fair offered 10,000 jobs and training opportunities from more than 100 companies. This career fair saw IRDA joining hands with the Johor state government, Johor Corporation Group, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Iskandar Investment Berhad, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the Human Resources Ministry, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Yayasan Pelajaran Johor, whilst SL1M, coming under the purview of the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, has helped 80,000 graduates get jobs and skills training that led to job opportunities.
Career, Business and Skills Carnival (KEPAK)
The Career, Business and Skills Carnival (KEPAK) brings the public together with entrepreneurs and employers to ensure greater local participation in economic activities like employment, business and skills enhancement. KEPAK was organised on a quarterly basis throughout the year in alternating venues in Johor.