The BioAgrotech & BioPharmaceutical Employability and Entrepreneurship Specialised Training (previously known as Biotechnology Executive Special Training) is a special designated programme to support and develop young and talented graduates specifically in biotechnology, agrotechnology and biopharmaceutical fields who are enthusiastic and keen to develop their passion in becoming Young Bio-Agropreneurs.
This apprenticeship programme provides tailored theoretical knowledge combined with real life industry-work experience for six months that aims to produce executive-level proficient professionals with essential skills and knowledge for positions within the biotechnology, bio-based, biorpharmaceutical, agriculture or agrofood companies.
The Biotechnology Executive Special Training (BeST 1.0) Programme was an initiative by Bioeconomy Corporation to enhance the employability of graduates by narrowing the gaps between academic life and the real working life through an integrated apprenticeship programme alongside biotechnology industry players.
The 6-month apprenticeship program focused on personal excellence and mindset transformation, leadership skills, effective business communication, corporate grooming and creativity in problem solving, as well as on enhancing the technical skills and knowledge required by the industry through intensive classroom and on-the-job training.
Since its inception in 2007, BeST 1.0 Programme has successfully trained 2,441 biotechnology and life sciences graduates to make them more marketable and employable in the Malaysian job market. Every year, universities will be churning out many graduates who will be looking for employment or entrepreneurship opportunities in the competitive market. Being equipped with skills and being industry-centric makes a difference in their performance to help increase productivity and bring success to the company.
The BioAgrotech & BioPharmaceutical Employability and Entrepreneurship Specialised Training (BeST 2.0) launched in 2021 is a sequel to BeST 1.0 to ensure continuity of the programme in developing adaptable and industry-centric graduates.
BeST 2.0 is a 6-month apprenticeship programme designed to enhance the employability of graduates by equipping them with skills and knowledge of real life industry-work experience at biotechnology, bio-based, agriculture/agro-food and bio-pharmaceutical based companies.
It is an integrated programme that gives exposure to graduates on industry-led skills and technical knowledge through on-the-job training with industry players, while developing their leadership skills and personal excellence to transform them into industry-ready and performing prospects for employers.
- 6-month programme (classroom, laboratory & on-the-job training – apprenticeship with company)
- Training allowance given to the participants for 6 months (paid by Bioeconomy Corporation)
- Candidate must possess minimum Diploma & above of any discipline (minimum CGPA of 3.00)
- Fresh graduate or work experience not exceeding 3 years
- 30 years and below
- Active in co-curricular activities
- Proficient in English
1) RELATED INDUSTRY
- Agriculture or Agrofood
- Has future job openings/opportunities
BeST Secretariat provides:
- Monthly allowance for apprentices
- Work preparatory training
- Pre-screening of candidates