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Maybank series of student career tips
Published on: Friday, May 10, 2019
By: Iffah Dilaney

LABUAN: Maybank International Labuan (MIL) recently introduced a new programme for secondary students called “Exploring Your Career Interest through Four Educational Series” as a key initiative under its Cahaya Kasih employee volunteerism programme. 

The programme is aimed at motivating students to prepare well for their future careers through sharing sessions by prominent individuals and professionals who have built successful careers in their respective fields.

The four-part series, which will lead up to Maybank Group’s Global CR Day in August, will feature a session every month, with the first being held last weekend. 

The first series featured sessions on Architecture and Videography/Photography which saw the participation of 60 secondary students from six schools namely SMK Pantai, SMK Rancha-Rancha, SMK Lajau, SMK Taman Perumahan Bedaun, SM St Anthony and SM St Anne.

The main objective of the career sharing session was to provide insights to the students on career paths as well as to inspire them to develop their creative strengths to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to achieve their ambitions. 

The learning experience was also aimed at assisting the students to have a better understanding of career options, thus enabling them to make better decisions about their future careers. 

Additionally, the programme was also aimed at opening their minds and to inspire them to consider other non-traditional careers. 

“To kick-start this new programme, we have invited a well-known Malaysian architect, Johann Ahmad Nawawi, as well as a top videography/photographer from Labuan, Welson Edwine Winchoi, to share about their career,” said MIL General Manager, Khairudin Abdul Rahman.

Johann, who is among Malaysia top architects, designed the Maybank Women EcoWeavers hostel in Laos, which was inspired by the pre-historic site of the Plain of Jars in the country.

The Women EcoWeavers programme is one of Maybank Foundation’s flagship corporate responsibility programmes in the region.  

Meanwhile, Labuanite Welson has just finished recording his inspiring videography/photography journey based on his life story, which he started initially as a part-time hobby but has now become his full-time job and main source of income.

“Through this programme, we hope that the students benefit from the priceless experience of interacting with our professional guests as well as be inspired by their life stories. 

“It will also help them in making more informed-decisions when choosing their career paths in the future or even guide them in developing other undiscovered technical or non-technical skills that they may want to pursue in addition to their academic qualifications,” Khairudin said.

He said that some 44 MIL employees have pledged commitment to support the four-series educational programme by assisting as facilitators in the programme.

“MIL has been supporting academically promising students from less privileged families through various initiatives over the last few years and we have been encouraged by their progress made. 

“These initiatives not only have helped the students improve in their studies but also motivate them to achieve even greater things in the years to come,” he added.

At the inaugural session, the speakers also took the opportunity to share their personal journey in overcoming obstacles to achieve success in their careers.

Since its inception in 2006, the Maybank Cahaya Kasih programme has grown to be a major regional community voluntary programme for the Maybank Group, with education being one of its main pillars. 



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