COMMUNITY ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMMES
UTeM helps local start ups through coaching and courses
Entrepreneurship is one of the driving forces behind the growth and development of our society. From creating jobs to generating innovative ideas and products, entrepreneurs have the power to change the world and shape the future. Their impact can be felt in all aspects of life, from the economy to culture and even politics.
Entrepreneurship education is an essential component of the country’s vision of an innovative society. It is also part of a broader objective to raise employment levels and create a more inclusive labour market, more particularly to include young people not in employment, education or training. Having this realization, UTeM has provided coaching and training programs to help local start-ups, not only for UTeM students.
UTeM has collaborated with local agencies such as National Entrepreneurship Institute (INSKEN) and Ministry of Youth and Sports, to conduct programs related to entrepreneurship. Collaboration also includes companies such as Nestle, Sugar Bomb, Celcom Digi and others. Among the activities included in this dimension are: such as buying and selling activities including digitally, Entrepreneurship Talks, Entrepreneurship Courses, practical activities in business science, Night Market, Kiosk Business and Business, Incubator Program, Gig Economy, Job on Campus, Job Creator session other business partnerships related to it.
UTeM has jointly organized a pitching competition together with Ministry of Higher Education. The competition was named NATIONAL MICRO ENTERPRISE PITCHING COMPETITION. This national level Entrepreneurship Program aims to train, guide and produce more student start-up companies, especially those based on technology and innovation.
The winner may use the seeding money for the entrepreneurship ideas that they has presented.
For the benefits of students and community, UTeM organized programs that aims to help improving the access to basic services for all. As a Higher Education Institution (HEI), UTeM focuses on education and academic development as the basic service that should be easily accessible to all aspect of community. With this aspiration, UTeM has conducted training programs for the community where they can improve their needs for education and academic development.
UTeM has also established a specialized training programme named “TVET Wanita JELITA Academics (Job Empowerment by Learning and Inclusive Techinal Advancement). This programme is jointly co-ordinated by UTeM and Kolej Universiti Agrosains Malaysia (UCAM). It provides TVET based training for women with the aim to further improve the economy of women.
UTeM was significantly involved in one of the government’s initiatives to further improve the economy of women in the country. The establishment of TVET Wanita JELITA Academics (Job Empowerment by Learning and Inclusive Technical Advancement) is aimed to produce more career-oriented, professional and competitive women through the development of their talents, skills, and knowledge.
The programme is part of a strategic collaboration between Kolej Universiti Agrosains Malaysia (UCAM) and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), whose role are to provide training and develop skilled workers of quality specifically for women.
It also offers an exclusive study preparation package as a result of collaboration with industry partners who are ready to offer more than 1,000 job opportunities according to market needs.