Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar congratulated 119 graduates including six people from the Southeast Asian region who have successfully obtained the SOCSO professional certification this year, or better known as Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP), Certified International Pension and Retirement Professional (CIPRP) and Professional Career Management Course (PCMC).
CDMP and CRTWC certifications were developed by the National Institute of Disability Management & Research (NIDMAR), Canada and SOCSO introduced it in the region in 2010.
In a statement today (Feb 3), he emphasised Malaysia is the only country in Southeast Asia that offers the CDMP and CRTWC certification based on an international standard.
“I hope that the results of the efforts of the graduates who oobtained this professional certification will be an inspiration to other employees to achieve success,” he said, adding getting professional recognition will not only improve the skills, performance and career development of each individual, but also social security practitioners who are professionals in respective fields.
Sivakumar stressed the professional certification introduced by SOCSO plays an important role important in implementing the strategies outlined in the Ministry of Human Resources 2020-2025 Strategic Plan which is to improve the delivery system of social security protection services to customers, strengthen research on labour and employment issues, and expand human resources and labour market research activities.
Before the SOCSO Professional Certification Graduation Ceremony 2023 began, the minister visited the ‘MyFuturejobs Walk-In Interview’ and the RTWPreneur Bazaar organised in conjunction with the event.
The Bazaar involves 10 SOCSO Return-To-Work participants who have participated in the RTWPreneur programme to sell various products, while at the interview 10 employers were on hand to offer some 500 job vacancies in various sectors. These are among SOCSO’s initiatives to help job seekers, reduce the unemployment rate and strengthen the country’s labour market.
“I am told that along with efforts to create employment opportunities for various levels of society in Malaysia, SOCSO will organise more than 40 state-level Career Carnivals and nearly 3,000 open interview sessions at various SOCSO offices, MYFutureJobs Satellite Centers, and at colleges and universities premises across the country this year,” he said.
In addition to these, a large-scale Career Expo will also be organised to close of the initiative. The open interview programs are targeted at various groups and levels including school leavers, graduates, professionals, youth, women, People with Disabilities (OKU) as well as other vulnerable groups.
Next week, a MyFutureJobs 2023 Career Carnival will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center on the 11th and 12th February 2023. More than 140,000 job opportunities will be offered by 10,000 participating employers such as Maybank, BSN, EXIM Bank, KTM Malaysia, ExxonMobil, UMW, UOA Group and Avisena Healthcare.
To increase the chances of successful candidates in the interview, SOCSO will also provide employment consultation services for free such as preparation of a resume, MYFutureJobs portal registration as well as career guidance and advice.
“I urge all job seekers to seize the opportunity provided at this carnival and are encouraged to register early at www.myfuturejobs.gov.my/career. I also wish to call on more employers to join in the effort,” Sivakumar said, adding, SOCSO, as one of the Ministry’s agencies, also provides free employment services to employers such as methods of recruitment and holding interview sessions held daily at its main office. It’s also being held weekly at SOCSO branches and monthly at MYFutureJobs Satellite Centres.
He said as Minister of Human Resources, he will ensure capacity development efforts and improvement of skills, competence and resource efficiency will be continuously implemented to strengthen social security protection.
This is consistent with the government’s vision of Malaysia Madani to emphasises the need for a dominant science and technology driven human capital in addition to raising humane values.