Proton banks on attracting young talents to spur growth

SUBANG JAYA: Proton recently took part in the June National Training Week (NTW) 2024 at National Stadium Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur.

Visitors to the Proton showcase at NTW 2024 were treated to a display of the latest advancements in the automotive industry.

The Proton S70 and smart #1 electric car were also on display and drew a large crowd.

The June 29-30 event was organised by HRD Corp, a Human Resources Ministry agency, to promote cutting-edge skills and lifelong learning. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Human Resources Minister Steven Sim attended the event.

Proton said it is committed to investing in human capital growth and enhancing their capabilities.

Prime Minister greets by Proton Young Talents during NTW

This is underscored by significant investments and strategic initiatives such as the Proton Young Talent programme, a fast-track career development initiative offering young talents multifunctional job rotations and project-based assignments to accelerate their skills, that began in 2018 and has hired 178 qualified youths with 143 currently serving the company.

The current plan calls for the hiring of over 100 such workers in 2024 and to double this number in the coming years.

Since 2022, Proton has invested over RM9.4 million in training and development, dedicating more than 100,000 training hours annually.

"Our involvement in the National Training Week reflects our dedication to continuous learning and innovation," said Proton chief executive officer Dr Li Chunrong.

PROTON showcases car models during NTW 2024

"By investing in our young talents and providing them with world-class training opportunities, we are not only shaping the future of Proton but also contributing to Malaysia’s ambition to become a leader in the automotive arena."

During the exhibition, over 500 applications were received from aspiring candidates eager to join the company.
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