Malakoff announces that 22 promising undergraduates from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) have completed the Malakoff-UNITEN Talent Acceleration Programme (MUTAP), recently. The programme is a part of its commitment to nurture young Malaysians to become future leaders.
The talent development effort, initiated by Malakoff and UNITEN in collaboration with Leaderonomics, offers students a year-long experiential learning programme, enabling them to develop new skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation through hands-on experience as well as coaching sessions.
Siti Hajar Mohd Dahlan, vice-president, corporate services division of Malakoff said at the event held early this month: “At Malakoff, we proactively engage with local universities and contribute to the development of young talents through efforts including MUTAP, in line with Malaysia’s vision to invest in human capital as a key enabler to build a knowledge-intensive and high-income nation.”
“Through MUTAP, we hope to nurture our bright graduates for leadership roles with hands-on job experience and ample opportunities to develop their potential.
“This is part of our commitment to work with local universities to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talent for the industry,” she added.
Nineteen students from the faculty of engineering and three from faculty of information technology of UNITEN had the opportunity to work with an NGO on a community project and visit Malakoff’s Lumut power plant to have a closer look at the working environment.
The ceremony also saw 25 students from the leadership club graduating.
The club, initiated by Malakoff, comprised of students from various faculties and age groups, pledging to spearhead youth leadership at the university.
The MUTAP graduates worked with Free Tree Society, an environmental NGO, to build nurseries and bird houses to aid environmental preservation in the heart of Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Meanwhile, the leadership club graduates lent a helping hand to Rumah Keluarga Kami in Kajang, Selangor, by raising funds for the orphanage and beautifying the home to make it more comfortable for its inhabitants.
Prof Datuk Dr Sha’ari Md Nor, deputy vice chancellor, Sultan Ahmad Shah campus, UNITEN said, “We take pride in promoting lifelong and continuous learning in our students as we firmly believe that we need to be constantly exposed to new skills and knowledge in order to remain competitive in today’s economic environment.”
“I applaud Malakoff’s long-term commitment and collaboration in ensuring that our graduates are well equipped with the necessary skills to excel in their careers through various efforts including MUTAP,” he added.
Over and above MUTAP, Malakoff initiated the “Share Us Your Love” programme in 2010 as a platform for UNITEN students to conduct a motivation and self-development camp for the children of Rumah Jagaan Siraman Kasih.
The following year, the company partnered with the graduates again for the project and helped mentor over 200 students from Sekolah Agama Rakyat Al-Ansar, specifically on self-development and religious education.