KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) rolled out the first cohort of the Leadership Programme of investED, an SC-led flagship capital market graduate programme that was recently launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The inaugral Leadership Programme comprised a one-month comprehensive and interactive learning module, followed by a six-month on-the-job training with investED partners from the capital market industry.
In a statement on Monday (Aug 7), the SC said there was a response from more than 2,000 applications for the first cohort of the programme.
However, only 200 fresh graduates will undergo the specially curated one-month learning module at the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur.
According to SC chairman Datuk Seri Dr Awang Adek Hussin, investED is the first-ever strategic tie-up between the SC, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Higher Education, the capital market industry and universities aimed at developing a sustainable talent pipeline for the capital market.
Moreover, this partnership reinforces their commitment to providing participants with the necessary capital market industry knowledge needed to be market ready, he said.
“We see this initiative as vital for an industry with high talent mobility and demand like the capital market,” he added.
Asia School of Business chief executive officer, president and dean Sanjay Sarma added that the faculty will be able to impart cutting-edge knowledge about capital market products, services as well as emerging trends to the programme participants via in-classroom lectures, field trips as well as business hackathons.
He said that the programme is equipped with leadership skills to enable participants to effectively perform their roles within the sponsoring companies.
Upon completion of the one-month learning module, fresh graduates are offered six-month on-the-job training with one of investED’s partners from the capital market industry.
Currently, there are more than 200 on-the-job trainings offered by more than 50 investED partners consisting of investment banks, stockbroking firms, fund management companies, equity crowdfunding platforms, peer-to-peer operators, venture capital companies and private equity companies.
The SC said the exposure from this programme allows graduates an advantage of securing employment after the course’s completion, depending on their performance during the training stage.