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Penjana KPT-CAP helps graduates attune to new demands of jobs — minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): The government has allocated RM100 million for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) known as PENJANA KPT-CAP to help graduates attune themselves to new demands in the job market due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said the programme, which aims to reskill and upskill the participating graduates, consists of three sub-programmes, namely Place and Train, Entrepreneurship, and Gig Economy.

“Place and Train is a programme that provides competency training by industry players to participants of Penjana KPT-CAP.

“Upon completion of the training, some participants will stand a chance of securing a job placement in the participating industries,” she said in a statement today.

She said the Entrepreneurship programme offers insights into the vital know-how of kick-starting a company, including methods to secure funding, while the Gig Economy programme provides competency training that will aid participants to generate income through engagements in the gig economy in the form of freelancing.

Penjana KPT-CAP, to begin in October, will be conducted by academics, practitioners and industry players at selected higher education institutions nationwide for graduates who did not manage to secure a job in 2019 as well as those who graduate in 2020.

For more information, sign up for Penjana KPT-CAP or visit http://great.mohe.gov.my/.

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