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USM, JobTech team up to develop AI-powered career planner

Last Update: 15/11/2019

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 15 -- Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has partnered with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics firm, JobTech to provide an effective and convenient way for USM students and alumni to keep pace with the rapidly evolving job market and acquire new skills that are in demand.

USM Computer Science senior lecturer Dr Sharifah Mashita Syed Mohamad said TalentedUSM was created exclusively for USM students and alumni to gather information on their careers according to the Malaysian job market.

“We have  partnered with JobTech to try out the platform at the (USM) School of Computer Science before other schools in the university join in,” she told Bernama here today.

She said the platform used Artificial Intelligence (AI) and real-time data insights from the Malaysian job market to recommend courses and job opportunities that are aligned with the individual’s unique skills profile and career interests.

" TalentedUSM also acts as a personalised career mentor that shows students the skills they should pick up throughout their studies to help them in their career development,” she said.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between USM and JobTech today to leverage on the expertise of both parties over the course of two years to roll out the platform for all USM students and alumni to engage in research projects .

Meanwhile JobTech co-founder Ang Wee Tiong said the collaboration was the first of its kind with a Malaysian university where USM was selected to collaborate in this career opportunity platform.

He said the signing of the MoU marked JobTech's foray outside of Singapore where it provides similar AI-powered career planning tools to students and alumni of institutes of higher learning including the National University of Singapore.

"Our partnership (with USM) marks a milestone moment in the growth of JobTech as we introduce our talent development platform to Malaysia and further our mission to help people improve their career prospects in the face of workplace disruption," he said.

He said as of today, over 1,000 USM students from its main engineering and health campuses had already started using the platform as beta testers, before moving towards the official launch of the platform in November 2019.




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