SEEED Jobs For Life

SEEED Jobs For Life

MALAYSIA HAS MORE THAN 200,000 UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES AND ALMOST ONE MILLION SCHOOL DROPOUTS AND JOBLESS YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 30 YEARS.

Crime, trafficking, prostitution and drug related offences have reached alarming levels. SI Petaling Jaya competed with 300 NGOs in Malaysia to win the Berbudi Berganda: Social Impact Innovation Challenge with a Government grant of RM25,000 and Overall Grand Prize money of RM30,000 from Credit Suisse Bank. This challenge was sponsored by Agensi Inovasi Malaysia(AIM), an organisation under the Prime Minister’s Department to tackle youth unemployment and reduce social ills, substance abuse, crime, prostitution, poverty and destitution. SI Petaling Jaya member Anusha Santhirasthipam pioneered and created a social impact innovation youth transformation and job placement programme that is carried out over 10 weeks to ensure Mindset Change & Personality Development, Vision & Goal Setting, Communication Skills & Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, Time Management, Teambuilding, Project Management, Dressing & Etiquette, Health/Lifestyle, Financial Management, Writing Effective Resumes and Intensive Coaching for Job Interviews, Business Planning & Budgeting, Sales and Marketing.

SI Petaling Jaya (SISWP)

Project Partnerships: National Council of Women’s Organisations Malaysia (NCWO) IM4U

Sponsorship: Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

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The programme, which commenced in February 2015 and is aimed primarily at the 18-25 age group, has inspired and motivated young people to achieve mental, emotional and physical fitness and built confidence and self-esteem, values, work ethics and readiness for employment or to start a small business. Participants attained visible improvements in soft skills and core competencies not addressed by the Malaysian education system at either secondary or tertiary level. The programme matched graduates with potential employers and were placed in jobs that best fit their personality, goals, skills and capabilities.

To date, more than 120 young people have graduated from this programme, with 30% securing jobs within 2 months of graduation, 55% upskilled to take up tertiary education and 15% going into small business/ entrepreneurship.

SI Petaling Jaya has since expanded this programme to Klang district to the communities of Pandamaran and Kapar that have alarming official statistics for crime, social ills and youth unemployment. SEEED Jobs For Life has been awarded National Blue Ocean Strategy (Social PPP) status and secured additional sponsorship of RM125,000 (GBP20,000) from Malaysian Collaborative Impact Initiative (MCII) and AIM / Prime Minister’s Office to carry out this transformational training programme in Klang during 2016. To date, more than 120 young people have graduated from this programme, with 30% securing jobs within two┬ámonths of graduation, 55% upskilled to take up tertiary education and 15% going into small business/ entrepreneurship.

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THE PROGRAMME COMMENCED IN FEBRUARY 2015

  • Aimed primarily at the 18-25 age group
  • Awarded National Blue OceanStrategy (Social PPP) status
  • Secured additional sponsorship of
    RM125,000 (GBP20,000)
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