ON 11th May 2016, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) launched the second MRT Young Entrepreneur Programme (MYEP 2) at the Perak Auditorium, MRT Corp Corporate Headquarters.
The MYEP 2 is for 60 Bumiputera graduates where they will undergo training and later form companies to vie for MRT contracts.
The event was graced by the presence of MRT Corp Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar, Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Dzulkifli Fadzilah and CIDB Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid. They represented the three organisations that collaborated to form this programme.
To begin proceedings of the launch, Encik Azwan Baharuddin from the Health, Safety, Security and Environment department presented a short safety briefing to the attendees.
After the safety briefing was given, MRT Corp Bumiputera Relations Deputy General Manager, Encik Zarif Zainul gave a short speech explaining the details of the programme. He mentioned that the duration of the programme is for a year and the participants of the programme will undergo various types of training programmes.
Dato’ Dzulkifli then took over the floor to express his gratitude and appreciation to MRT Corp and CIDB Malaysia for their commitment and dedication to this programme. He also presented an overview of the success of the first programme.
18 Bumiputera young graduates were selected and underwent training where they were equipped with skills to become entrepreneurs in the construction industry. At the end of the programme, 14 participants graduated and they formed 13 companies which were subsequently awarded contracts by the Work Package Contractors (WPCs) of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line (SBK Line).
Upon completion of Dzulkifli’s speech, Dato’ Ir. Ahmad Asri went on to say a few words about the collaboration. Under the collaboration signed today, CIDB Malaysia will provide appropriate modules related to the construction industry, coordinate and manage the training programme to participants. Meanwhile, PUNB, together with MRT Corp will be tasked with selecting the participants of the programme.
MRT Corp then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUNB and CIDB to establish mutual cooperation towards developing young Bumiputera graduates for the entrepreneurship, education, investment and management services within the construction and retail industry.
The graduates were then presented with their certificates, recognising the achievements that they have achieved upon the completion of the programme.