PETALING JAYA, March 8 — Graduates who are National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers will now be able to look for jobs under a new collaboration between the student loan scheme and industry partners.
Dubbed as the Job Matching PTPTN, the programme was launched today by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as part of PTPTN’s 20th anniversary celebration in Cyberjaya.
Also present were Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh and Higher Education Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur.
The Job Matching scheme is a collaborative initiative between PTPTN and Prestariang Berhad to directly benefit PTPTN borrowers seeking jobs or greater opportunities to elevate their employment value.
Phase 1 of the collaboration will begin with Job Matching as the pilot programme targeted at up-skilling and re-skilling of current PTPTN borrowers.
The programme will introduce PTPTN borrowers to the job markets through a ‘Place &Train’ model which will include job matching to industry requirements through talent profiling and a series of soft skills and communications training.