The Biokerjaya @ My Future Agro Programme implemented by the Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) has the potential to be the right platform for the younger generation who are still looking for job opportunities, especially during the current pandemic.
CEO of Bioeconomy Corporation, Mohd Khairul Fidzal Abdul Razak explained that one of the main goals of the Biokerjaya @ My Future Agro programme is to provide job opportunities to all participants so that they could get a job during this challenging period.
“In the same vein, we also want to motivate participants to always upgrade their personal skills and equip themselves with knowledge and the latest technologies so that they remain relevant to fulfil the demands of the job market.
“Biokerjaya @ My Future Agro and other training programmes under the BioAcademy programme will enable them to do that because of the related training which emphasises the acceptance and application of technology at the workplace.
Biokerjaya @ My Future Agro is organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) and was first implemented in October 2020, under the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA).
He added that apart from offering job placements and upgrading the participants’ skills, this programme encourages participants to be open-minded and to acquire knowledge and new experiences in areas that they were not accustomed to before, such as biotechnology, bio-based technology and agriculture technology.
“This mindset is important to enabling the nation to move forward and develop progressively in a fast-changing world.
“Through this programme, participants will also realise that this field is not difficult to venture into. We want to show that regardless of one’s background or qualification, there is always room to upgrade one’s skills and job abilities in this field through the programmes organised by BioAcademy,” he said.
‘Through the Biokerjaya @ My Future Agro programme until October 2021, a total of 941 individuals obtained jobs in 78 companies and a total of 1,961 vacancies were offered through the Biokerjaya portal.