MILITARY CAREER TALK AND CAREER FAIR ON 13 MAC AND 20 MAC 2018
The Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA) was invited by TARUC to participate in their Military Career Talk and Career Fair on 13 Mac and 20 Mac 2018. This is the second Military Career Talk and the fifth Career Fair that MACVA is participating in TARUC, a joint effort with the Recruiting Team from Human Resource Division, Ministry of Defence (HRD MINDEF) since our first meeting on 27 Oct 2016. A total of about 100 odd undergraduates from the Account, Finance and Commerce Faculty visited the fairs.
Military Career Talk
The Military Career Talk conducted at the Auditorium, Bangunan Tun Tan Siew Sin on 13 Mac 2018. On arrival, both the teams from MINDEF and MACVA were ushered by the staff to the auditorium followed by the opening speech by Mr Harry Goh Keng Siong, Deputy Director of the Student Affairs.
The first part of the talk was headed by Capt Lim Weng Hock, from the Royal Armored Corps, he also represented HRD, MINDEF. His talk mainly covered the basic requirements, terms and conditions, pay and allowances for the Graduate Scheme and also his personal career path in the Armed Forces after graduating from UPNM.
The second part of the talk was focus on the experiences and success stories after retirement by the MACVs. A brief introduction to the four speakers was done by the CYR Team Leader, Lt Col Carol Loo (Rtd). The talk was headed by MACVA President, Maj Tan Paosan (Rtd), followed by Commander (Cdr) Saw Chuan Hin RMN (Rtd), Maj Anthony Yeap (Rtd) and Maj Chandra Mohan RMAF (Rtd). All speakers were able to capture the audience’s attention especially those who are still actively involved in the TARUC Territorial Army. This time around, we could see more students during the Q & A session seeking clarification and information about the career path for the Armed Forces.
The program ended with the exchange of gifts. MACVA President presented the second edition of MACVA booklets to Mr Tan Seng Seng, Deputy Director, and Department of Student Affairs.
TARUC Career Fair
TARUC Career Fair was conducted on 20 Mac 2018 at Dewan Utama. About 30 finance related companies participated in this fair. MACVA and HRD MINDEF were again invited (the fifth time), at no cost.
The turnout this time around, is only about 100 odd undergraduates from the Finance, Account and Commerce Faculty. The number though small as compared to the previous ones, we could see more students coming forward and inquisitive. There were some, they still needs to be cajoled and led to our booths, probably that shy or have a ‘taboo’ to see people in uniform. Those who came voluntarily were asked to fill up their name, contact number, year of graduation for follow up action from HRD MINDEF.
During the visit of the Board Members, the VP himself, Dr Chook indicated to us that he would assist us in talking to his counterpart in UTAR. He will try to convince his counterpart to have the similar arrangement that we have with TARUC now.
To conclude, the milestone that we have reached since we started our first meeting with TARUC on 27 Oct 2016 is remarkable. We only hope that with the combined effort from TARUC, HRD MINDEF and MACVA, the seed we are sowing will germinate and to see the result in the near future.
Report compiled by:
Lt Col Loo Lee Fum (Rtd)
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