The Graduate Employability Management Scheme (GEMS) is a government capacity building initiative to equip unemployed graduates with commercially useful skills and experiences that would enhance their employment opportunities. It is part of the RM7 billion stimulus package announced by the then Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Razak (who is currently the Prime Minister), to keep the economy of the country ticking. GEMS is expected to train up to 12,000 graduates over a period of two (2) years.
This progamme is based on the Graduate Employability Enhancement (GREEN) Programme which was organised by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) with the support of various Government-linked companies (GLCs). Moving forward, Khazanah was given the mandate by the Government to manage GEMS and support the government’s initiatives to reduce unemployment among graduates. Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Razak launched the GEMS Programme on 13th March 2009 in Putrajaya.
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