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IIB launches talent programme to support emerging technology sector

11/08/2021 05:20 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 --  Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) has launched the Johor Digital and Emerging Technology Talent (JDETT) programme to develop, nurture and create talent to support the emerging technology sector in the Iskandar Puteri region.

In a statement today, IIB said JDETT is an upskilling and reskilling programme in collaboration with the federal and Johor State Government and supported by industry, talent, training and funding partners to create high-value job opportunities for Johoreans in the digital and emerging technology sector.

It said the programme is also part of Iskandar Next, a private-public partnership by IIB to bring new digital economy, new business and living experience and new talent for the emerging economy.

“To kick start the JDETT, IIB Ventures (IIBV) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IIB, will be implementing the programme intending to provide job opportunities in both private and public sectors focused on industries with high demand jobs,” it said.

It said the programme’s inaugural cohort should begin in August with 18 participants joining the Malaysia Short-Term Employment Programme (MySTEP) 2021 programme with several local digital and emerging technology companies currently within Johor, namely Synapse Innovation, Poladrone Solutions Holistics Lab, Innates PLT and SG Shop. 

“IIB is also supporting this programme via its subsidiary, Iskandar Management Services, in the digital business support and services sector,” it said.

It said the programme aimed to hire-place-train 100 participants, who should gain immeasurable benefit from the experience.

Interested applicants can find out more details and apply for the programme by e-mailing

MySTEP is introduced by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) under Belanjawan 2021 to address unemployment, enhance employability and stimulate domestic economic recovery and is open to unemployed Malaysian graduates from the ages of 18 to 30.


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