Naim recognised for SL1M Programme participation

PUTRAJAYA: Naim Holdings Bhd (Naim) was accorded due recognition for its participation in the pioneer group for the SL1M Programme (Program Skim Latihan 1 Malaysia).

During a recognition ceremony held at a leading hotel in Putrajaya recently, the certificate of recognition was presented by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning Senator Datuk Sri Abdul Wahid Omar to Jeli Bohari Biha, chief operating officer of Naim Academy, Naim’s training and development unit.

Naim also participated in a dialogue session with the Minister towards enhancing the strategic partnerships between corporate organisations and relevant government agencies to further promote and enhance the implementation of SL1M programme.

SL1M, a programme under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and launched by the Prime Minister on June 1, 2011 involves collaborations between private organisations and GLCs, and the Government to address the issue of employability amongst underprivileged graduates.

Under this programme, organisations involved would sponsor two months of soft-skills training with eight to 10 months on-the-job training to participating graduates.

Naim’s group managing director Datuk Hasmi Hasnan explained that Naim has always been a strong advocate of capacity building of the nation’s human capital.

“Capable human capital is crucial to the continued success of our nation. SL1M provides us an opportunity to play a part in such capacity building, at the same time allowing us to help in reducing unemployment among the graduates, which we strongly feel, is our corporate social responsibility.

“At our group level, we have tasked both our training and development unit, Naim Academy and our Human Resources Department, to oversee SL1M-related matters and activities,” Hasmi said.

Hasmi added that SL1M provides an additional avenue to search for future leadership talents amongst the graduates.

“We want to develop young people to be future Naim leaders. Hence, internally, we have put the SL1M programme under our ‘Naim Leadership Talent Search Programme’ (NLTS).

“We call upon graduates to apply to us to participate in this programme.

“We hope to provide a great learning experience for the participating graduates and will work closely with the relevant government agencies towards ensuring the success of this programme,” Hasmi said.

FROM: Borneo Post Online (November 14, 2013)