For more than a year, Malaysia has been facing monumental challenges on multiple fronts including economy, health, and social due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The latest total lockdown implementation under the Movement Control Order 3.0 could make things even harder for sectors such as the job market.
This especially true for fresh graduates out there that may have been struggling to find jobs for the past few months as many companies not only doing their best to stay afloat but also trying to keep up with the SOPs that could change at any given moment.
The same may apply to those that have lost their job during the earlier part of the pandemic and have now resorted to doing all sorts of odd jobs to support themselves as well as their loved ones including selling homecooked foods, opening up online shops and more.
Not to forget, there are also freelancers or part-timers out there that may find themselves getting lesser assignments as the day goes by. Regardless of the situations, General Assembly Malaysia is here to help through the MySTEP Programme 2021.
WHAT IS MYSTEP PROGRAMME 2021?
Originally announced during the tabling of Belanjawan 2021 last year, MySTEP which stands for Malaysia Short Term Employment Programme was conceived to help create 50,000 job opportunities. This initiative involved training and short-term placements within the public sector as well as Government Linked Companies (GLCs).
For GLCs, they will be roping their strategic partners as well which is how General Assembly Malaysia comes into the picture. As mentioned earlier, the MySTEP Programme 2021 with General Assembly Malaysia is being supported by Khazanah Nasional which is the country’s sovereign wealth fund.
WHO IS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MALAYSIA?
General Assembly Malaysia is a global education outfit that specialises in today’s most in-demand skills. However, the company is not only just about providing knowledge to its students but also aims to help them transform their skills, get them into jobs, and give them resilient careers.
First opened its door in 2019, the courses held by General Assembly Malaysia are globally recognized. Additionally, they are also delivered by world-class instructors that consisted of subject matter experts and industry professionals.
Furthermore, General Assembly Malaysia also works together with hiring partners to bring opportunities for its students to pursue the next big thing in their career. You also would be glad to know that General Assembly Malaysia is a registered training provider with the Ministry of Finance and Human Resource Development Fund.
WHAT CAN YOU GAIN FROM MYSTEP PROGRAMME 2021 BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY MALAYSIA?
Being a national-level initiative, the MySTEP Programme 2021 has a very broad scope in general. However, those who choose to participate in the programme with General Assembly Malaysia, will be skewed more towards digital and professional skills.
You can choose from seven different courses that are provided by General Assembly Malaysia which includes:
- Data Analytics
- UX Design
- Python Programming
- Front-End Web Development
- Digital Marketing
- Product Management
These courses will last for four months in which you will be employed by Pilihan Wibawa who acts as the programme implementer. Throughout the 4-month duration, you will receive a monthly allowance of RM 2,000 from the company.
In terms of delivery, the MyStep Programme 2021 by General Assembly Malaysia begins with three weeks of digital skills training that are specific to the courses that you have chosen. After that, you would then move on to another three weeks training period that focuses on professional skills.
Once you completed these two major portions of the programme, you can begin to pursue your next career move while continuing to receive support and mentored by General Assembly Malaysia until the end of the 4-month duration or once you have secured a job opportunity.
Under the MyStep Programme 2021, General Assembly Malaysia is committed to helping programme graduates to secure a job within six months from the starting date of their enrolment. Naturally, you will also receive a certificate of completion once you passed the course which could be a great addition to your resume.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
To be part of the MySTEP Programme 2021 by General Assembly Malaysia, you need to meet these requirements:
- A Malaysian citizen between the age of 20 to 30 years old
- Unemployed for at least two months
- Maximum five years of full-time working experience
- Full-time commitment for four months
- Graduated with a recognised Bachelor’s degree or diploma from accredited local or foreign universities with a minimum CGPA of 2.8 (or equivalent)
- Not a participant of other MySTEP Programme 2021’s engagement or similar initiative prior to this application
- The intention to seek full-time employment within 2021
- Strong interest in digital skills
Given the ongoing implementation of MCO 3.0, do note that all training is being done online. So, don’t forget to prep up your laptop or desktop PC for the classes as well as a webcam, your favourite beverage, and a big smile.
In a nutshell, the MySTEP Programme 2021 by General Assembly Malaysia not only provides you with a solid ground to get yourself back on the road but also the opportunity to learn new skills from actual experts and professionals that can boost your employability.
Not to forget, there is also the ability to tap into the vast global network that General Assembly has to offer. While there is still a long winding road up ahead, the MySTEP Programme 2021 by General Assembly Malaysia will able to prep you up for the next phase of your journey.
If you want to learn more about this initiative, do check out this in-depth webinar that General Assembly Malaysia has held recently on its official Facebook page. You can also keep in the loop with all of the latest updates from General Assembly Malaysia through its official Instagram page.
Class is about to begin very soon though, so we do recommend you to register for the MySTEP Programme 2021 by General Assembly Malaysia here right away.
This article is brought to you by General Assembly Malaysia.