KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 – The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is organising an MMA Career Guidance Conference (MMA CGC) to be held from May 13 to 14 (9am to 5pm) at the Gardens Hotel and Residences Ballroom, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme aimed at educating students on the various professions to enable more informed decision making when choosing a career.
“Over the years, the MMA, via the MMA Foundation (MMAF), has carried out various charitable activities to improve the health status of the community as part of our CSR. But this year, for the very first time, we are putting together the Malaysian Medical Association’s Career Guidance Conference as yet another CSR event,” said MMA president Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai.
“The MMA’s CGC will be an ideal platform for parents and students to get as much information about the various professions and industries from the professionals themselves. As many as 21 speakers from 15 organisations including national professional bodies such as the Bar Council, Institute of Engineers, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology, National Union of Teaching Profession and Persatuan Akitek Malaysia will share their experiences and insights into real-life challenges in their respective industry.
“We realised through experience and feedback received that many in the current generation of our workforce have expectations that are not aligned to the realities of work life,” he said.
“This predicament is not confined to the realms of the medical fraternity but rather cuts through all professions hence we feel there is a need to educate students and their parents further on the various career options.”
He added that parents should attend the conference with their child as ultimately they will be the final decision makers when their child is choosing a higher education course or programme.
“The MMA’s CGC will be like a school’s career day but on a larger scale. There will be ample time set aside for questions and answers with the experts after each talk.”
Parents of children aged 15 to 17 are encouraged to attend the conference. Admission is free of charge, however, seats will need to be booked in advance.