13 March 2019
The exhibition of job and education opportunity was held from 9 to 10 of March 2019 at UMFCCI building. Attracting several students from around Yangon as well as job seekers hoping to find some new opportunities where they can enhance their future with a bright promise. Led by Thanlyin University of Technology, the exhibition was jointly organized by several enterprises from employment and education services. Besides the exhibition, there were also panel discussions on job and education, therefore the people with interest of open discussion in these areas also attended the event.
The main aim of holding event was to impart the ideas and guide the youth so that they can be capable in many areas with the skills and performances they possess and also reminding the youth that the desire to achieve something is also very important. Ko Kyaw, one of the event organizing members said, “I believe that this event will enhance the students in their knowledge by listening to the experienced persons in panel discussion. And when they share their feelings and emotions from their experience, I believe that is valuable lesson to the youth.”
Ko Thet Aung from South Dagon, who is a job seeker said, “By attending this event, I expect to find some job opportunities. Actually I am currently working as an auditor, but I want to change my career to HR department. So with the hope of finding some HR job opportunities, I am here.”
“When we look at other countries, when the students get graduated, a bachelor degree for example, it is not that hard for them to get job. But here in our country the field that the students study and the job that they go for is not compatible. Even after a student is graduated, he still has to go for some kind of vocational training to get job. And even after completing that particular training, it is still hard to find job here. So what I want is, if there could be education system where the university and businesses are integrated or connected together where the students will study, at the same time learn in the field that they need for a job, and in that way I believe we can solve this job crisis for the students”.
“After they have finished their studies, the graduates do not get jobs right away, this problem is everywhere in the world, this is a global issue, not just in our country. The main problem here is, there are lots of incompatibilities. For a job, three things are very essential, location for work, the amount of salary that employee receives and his performance. If a person does not have the performance, we need to look at his experience. There is a difference between performance and experience. For example, when we say a person is able to use computer, we need to see whether that person can really use or not. So if he cannot perform as expected, then he does not have the experience. But there are many places where jobs can be applied; sometime we take inexperienced persons for work because all we need is whether this that can be trained or it is going to be just a waste of time, so we carefully receive inexperienced persons for this process. The most important thing is to show that you can perform better than other.”
The exhibition was also a place where one can find the opportunity to study and work at the same time in abroad. And there are also some job agencies where the job seekers can find the opportunity both in local area and abroad. MIBTI (Myanmar International Business Training and Internship General Service Ltd) which is also a part of J-SAT, is a Japanese company where the education and internship training are provided to the students. Now Ma Noo Noo Yin, one of the staff from MIBTI said, “J-SAT is an agency where job opportunity from both foreign and domestic are provided. For the local job, it is free charge but this is specifically for the Japanese companies. The basic requirement is if a person is able to speak English or Japanese, he can apply through our service. There is age limit for some posts, for the engineers, work visa will be provided and for other works, training visa will be provided. One can avail one of the programs from J-SAT after completing class 12 and there are some areas where one has to impress the company that he is really capable for the any particular program. The Japanese language level N3 is the requirement for the students. So after reviewing all these qualities, we do the selection. Till now around 300 students have been sent to Japan every through J-SAT. The maximum duration to go to Japan is a year as a person has to go training for ten months. For the all the service fee, a person has to pay around USD2800, but it has be paid only after a person is given a job by mutual agreement between the J-SAT and employer.”
Ms.Jolyn Ingson, HR Services Manager of HRINC Myanmar said, “HRINC offers HR services to all industries in Myanmar and ASEAN region. We’ve been operating for over fifteen years started in Cambodia, we’ve been in Myanmar for over six years. So HR services we offer are consulting, compensation benefit survey, HR training, recruitment in setting up of a company. We also offer outsourcing services in Pyay road. In recruitment and executive search, we do placement of all levels from entry level to CEO position and outplacement services and workforce. Well the most active ones now we are working on are, estate and development, communication, FMCG garment, agro-chemical, finance and banking, IT, and mostly Fintech at the moment. However we also service many INGOs, and we also worked with some government sector in the past.”
“We work for both some local companies and those foreign companies coming to Myanmar. However with our Cambodian office, and with our partners in Vietnam and Laos, we service all companies from every nation which have offices in ASEAN region. IT is the most demanded because there are a lot of Fintech companies now; almost every company needs an IT guy. Sales and marketing are also the most demanded, because we never run out of sales and marketing positions especially in digital marketing nowadays.”