It is weird to see this but the Ministry of Higher Education is organizing a career and entrepreneurship carnival.
According to the site.
Increasing unemployment in the country combined with the constant poor selection of appropriate courses by school leavers has become a troublesome trend which the nation must take note of as it is creating a vicious cycle and causing a poor absorption capacity into the job market
It is therefore important for all school leavers and young graduates as well as working professionals to have the necessary skill-set and expertise to obtain a position in any organization, as well as to excel in the career which they wish to pursue.
In an attempt to curb this situation, the organizing committee has chosen to hold the Karnival Kerjaya & Keusahawanan Graduan to provide job opportunities for fresh graduates, as well as course consultation for all school leavers to make the right choices in course selection.
Similarly the interest for entrepreneurship venture has risen among Malaysian public for the last few years.The challenge to get the right products and especially the right funding to kick start a business is a no easy job. It is about getting the right information on the numerous must-know facts on how to start a business. Therefore the efforts to promote entrepreneurship will have a great promise for improving the economic welfare of our nation.
The career part is pretty straight forward, however what sort of exhibitions will be there for an Entrepreneurship Carnival?
Based on past events, the booth will be mostly occupied by insurance and land banking carnival where students will be exposed to the “opportunity” of an entrepreneurship career by selling one of those stuff.
Either that there will be tonnes of companies selling their franchaise opportunity.
If you do want to attend, the details are as below:
Location : Putra World Trade Centre
Date: 15 to 17 of May 2009
Time: 10 am to 7pm
Registration : FREE
Here are some of the selected Talks that will be featured in this event.
15 May 11.00 am OPPORTUNITIES IN FRANCHISING – SHARULMIZAN BIN RAHMAT
PERBADANAN NASIONAL BERHAD (PNS)
16 May 3.00 pm ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH LAND BANKING – ABD RAZAK ABD GHANI
Note: There rest of the Entrepreneurship talks will be on Franchising.
Althought is seem more like a career fair than what the title said. It is a good start for the ministry.