Published: Sunday October 7, 2012 MYT 1:35:00 PM
Updated: Sunday October 7, 2012 MYT 7:53:37 PM
TalentCorp foray in Melbourne a huge success
MELBOURNE: Talent Corporation (TalentCorp) has completed its two-day outreach programme here with hundreds of Malaysians mulling the benefits of returning to seize employment and well-being opportunities available in Malaysia's fast-developing economy.
A good indication was the good turnout of more than 60 Malaysian doctors and pharmacists working here, to listen to Health deputy director Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah's explaining Malaysia's 1Care concept which involved the integration of private and public health to achieve better and universal medical outcomes.
He assured young doctors and specialists of a good income and that they would be working in international standard hospitals.
Dr Hisham said it was an exciting time to work in Malaysia when research and working conditions in the health sector were developing at a rapid pace with overseas institutions offering help and calling for exchange of doctors and ideas in healthcare. Universiti Malaya's (UM) Medicine Faculty deputy dean Professor Dr Johari Surin said UM was striving to be in the top 50 universities in the world and urged Malaysians abroad to contribute to the university's progress.
He outlined UM's plans for the future and suggested how the attendees could fit in.
Representatives from Sunway, Pantai and Mahkota medical centres also spoke of their expansion plans to boost their healthcare services.
Discussions centered on, among others, the process to return to Malaysia, such as registration, medical qualifications, schooling for children and income tax incentives.
TalentCorp general manager Sherene Azura Azil gave an entertaining account of her travels to many countries, promoting TalentCorp to Malaysian professionals, in about 13 sectors of the economy.
Also doing his bit was TalentCorp chief executive Johan Mahmood Merican who engaged with about 150 Malaysian accounting students and professionals, hosted by Australian accounting bodies.
It was chock-a-block at the annual career fair for Malaysian students from Melbourne universities, with more than 1,000 turning up to be briefed on career opportunities in Malaysia.
Students had the opportunity to engage with industry leaders such as Abdul Rauf Rashid (managing partner Ernst & Young Malaysia), Tan Theng Hooi (managing partner Deloitte Malaysia), Nora Manaf (human resource director of Maybank) and Lai Tak Ming (human resource director with Gamuda).
Companies provided awareness of opportunities in Malaysia, conducted interviews and actively made job offers.
"We're very encouraged by the strong participation of Malaysia's leading employers this year and the interest shown by Malaysian students to return and work in Malaysia," Johan said.
TalentCorp also hosted a professional networking dinner attended by more than 100 Malaysian professionals from various sectors such as finance, engineering, education, consulting as well as information and communication technology.
"The Malaysian professionals we met are keen to remain connected with Malaysia and to be kept abreast of career opportunities back home," Johan said. TalentCorp will also visit Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Wellington. - Bernama