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Invitation For The Sponsorship Of 5th National Internship Challenge



Press Release: Sabah To Host NIC 2011




KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will host the 5th National Internship Challenge (5th NIC)in Kota Kinabalu from 8-10 October 2011, an annual inter-varsity programme  aimed at promoting students to become entrepreneurs when they complete their studies at respective universities.


The 5th NIC is jointly organized by  Jobmarket Malaysia, a company set up to promote  Internship Programme for students of Malaysian institutions of higher learning  and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) with the support the support and collaboration from Sabah Tourism Board. The theme of 2011 challenge is  tourism industry.


Sabah has been chosen to host this year’s challenge because of it has the most to offer for the tourism industry in the country.  Sabah is richly blessed with nature diversity, unique cultures, fun adventure, beautiful beaches, and fantastic cuisines for the adventurous taste buds.


It has it all, from the world’s largest flower - the Rafflesia, one of the highest mountains is South East Asia - Mount Kinabalu, to one of the world’s top dive sites - Sipadan Island.


The objectives of this year’s event are:

  • To expose the students to the commercial world with special emphasis in tourism industry.
  • To enhance the students’ team-building skills
  • To increase the students’ communication and creativity skills
  • To enable the students to demonstrate their competencies in logical sequencing, leadership skills and time management


Speaking at the launch of 5th NIC at Chancellery, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH, today BASIS Group Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) Abu Hassan Haji Omar said Jobmarket Malaysia, a subsidiary of BASIS HOLDINGS is proud to be able to spread it wings to Sabah with the launch of the event.


“We are indeed happy and proud that UMS accepted our invitation to host this year’s National Internship Challenge after  holding it for the four consecutive years in Peninsular Malaysia,” he said adding that: “this year we created history by bringing this challenge to Sabah, land below the wind.”


To date 63 teams with the total number of 252 participants represented various universities and colleges have registered to participate in the 5th NIC. They have to complete the zone-level competition before they can qualify for the national event in October.


The programme was aimed at promoting and encouraging students to become entrepreneurs specially in the tourism sectors or work in the tourim industry when they completed their studies.



Issued by:

JobmarketMalaysia Sdn Bhd in conjunction with the official launch of 5th National Internship Challenge at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, today 7TH May, 2011. For further information, please contact Ms. Rumaizah at 03-90516829; 0139632701

4th National Internship Challenge

The 4th National Internship Challenge 2010 had just been completed. Altogether 50 team participated in the Zone Level comprising of 200 undergraduate students from 22 public and private institutions from all over Malaysia.

However, only 9 persistent team reached the final round which was held at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) in Kota Bharu on 24th of November 2010. This year’s 4th National Internship Challenge (NIC) was jointly organized with UMK and for the first time held outside the Klang Valley. The event was jointly launched by YAD Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) Hj Abu Hassan Bin Hj Omar, the Chairman of BASIS Holdings Sdn Bhd together with Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zainai bin Mohamed the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan at 9 in the morning.

It was a morning filled with laughter, excitement and tense moments; most importantly, a healthy competitive spirit shown by all participants. Though we had a morning shower, this did not in anyway dampened the spirit of the participants.

On behalf of Jobmarket Malaysia, we would like to congratulate the following participating universities:

· Cybernetics International College of Technology



·Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

-Team UMK1

·Politeknik Merlimau Melaka


·Universiti Teknologi MARA Kota Bharu (UiTM)


·Universiti Teknologi MARA Kuala Pilah (UiTM)

-Team ACE

·Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)



·Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)



The above team had put in their best efforts and good team spirit to complete all the assigned tasks given to them. All had equal opportunities to win.

The team were tested on their skills such as endurance, team spirit, communication, cooperation, leadership qualities, commitment, passion, creativity, problem solving and general knowledge. While on the bus going to their checkpoints, they were requested to observe important landmarks as these form parts of the answers to the questions already set.

The clues of the assigned tasks were stationed at two different checkpoints. The teams were required to complete each tasks before proceeding to the next checkpoint. Each tasks emphasized different learning points. For 2010 NIC, we were very grateful to Azrul Batik, Kota Bharu, Kelantan and AZZ Marketing, Pasir Mas, Kelantan for cooperating with Jobmarket in providing their premises for the assigned tasks.

The concepts and ideas behind the challenges were to expose the participants to the realities at workplace. The participants were given briefings at each checkpoints by the representatives and cautioned them on certain safety measures. At the same time, the participants were tested and being observed on the above mentioned skills. They were also briefed on the system already in place and the rules and regulations for them to observe. Thanks God everything went smoothly without any mishaps. We wish to thank Azrul Batik for providing the participants with tasty breakfast.

The assigned tasks were as follows:

Assigned tasks:

First Checkpoint: Azrul Batik

Learning points:

i. Conteng-conteng batik (canting batik)

Each team member were given a piece of cloth with outline design measuring 20” inch x 15’ inch. They were provided with tools and colours. They must draw their artistic expertise and creativity to use various colour of dye on the design given within a specific time. Before starting, they must plan and imagine how the finished product would look like. Time being the constraint, they must come to an agreement on the colour scheme. Also, patience and passion must be exercised in drawing the contures of the design in order to achieve the maximum effect.

Second Checkpoint: AZZ Marketing

i. Slimy grimy pond

Each team were required to catch Clarias Batrachus otherwise known as ikan keli in the man-made pond with almost three-quarter of the water drained as many as possible within the time and using the apparatus given. These were no easy task, as the characteristic of ikan keli were slimy and fast-moving fish. While having fun, the team members must be cautious as well of their safety when catching the fish. They have to use all the techniques, their endurance skills, overcame their fear and above all in order to win they must complete the tasks within the specific time. It was fun and hilarious to see the activities in action. Prior to this, they were given written questions on the characteristics and breeding of ikan keli. This information can be found on the pamphlets given and on the chart of the premises.

ii. Treasure store

Again, within the time given, they were to pick up RM50 worth of food packages, product of ikan keli from the premise store and to assemble them in a hamper. Marks were given for creativity, speed, neatness, budgeting and overall presentation.

iii. Wet, wet and wet some more

A short game requiring, leadership, communication, quick decision making, speed using the ball given.

Points were given to team which accomplished the task within the time given. Most team completed the assigned tasks successfully within the time given but some team finished well ahead of schedule because they were more coordinated, systematic, creative and excercised quick thinking decision making process.


At the conclusion of the challenge, the Champion and Runners Up were:-

1st Place = PMM EVO from Politeknik Merlimau, Melaka

2nd Place =FRONTIER from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

3rd Place = TECHNOPRENUER from Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM)


Congratulations to the winners!!

The winners received cash prize of RM 3000, RM 2000 and RM 1000 respectively plus hampers and goodies. All participating team also received certificates as well as hampers and other gift.

The prize giving ceremony was held at UMK at 8.30 in the evening on the same day. The prizes were given by YAD Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) Hj Abu Hassan Bin Hj Omar, the Chairman of BASIS Holdings Sdn Bhd, as well as by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mortaza bin Mohamed, Timbalan Naib Caunselor UMK and accompanied by Datin Paduka Juma’ah Moktar, CEO Jobmarket Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

We would like to extend our utmost appreciation to all major sponsors such as Northport (Malaysia) Berhad, Nippon Paint Sdn Bhd and Konsortium Abass Sdn Bhd.

We wish to record our heartfelt thanks to Chee Wah Corporation Berhad, Sunway Pyramid Ice, Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn Bhd, Gempak Starz Sdn. Bhd., Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Mary Brown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd, Ambang Dorongan Sdn Bhd, Myriad Nielky Sdn. Bhd., Coffee Omega (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd and Kokuat Sdn. Bhd. for supporting this event.

Above all, our ‘BIG THANK YOU’ goes to the management and staff of UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA KELANTAN, especially to Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zainai bin Mohamed the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mortaza bin Mohamed, Timbalan Naib Caunselor UMK, officer and all management concerned. Not forgetting to Encik Mohd Azrul Hisyam of AZRUL BATIK and Encik Mohd Johari bin Mohd Razali of AZZ MARKETING for allowing us to hold the assigned tasks at their premises and providing us with all the necessary technical assistance. Without their assistance, the final round of 2010 NIC would not be a success.

We look forward to more undergraduate joining our next National Internship Challenge 2011. We believe that it will definitely be more exciting and challenging.

Thank You.


Pictures flow during 4th National Internship Challenge





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4th National Internship Challenge 2010

This is an event you don’t want to miss. A chance for a Life learning experience, opportunity build your leadership skills and show your talent to potential employers plus so many more ! So what are you waiting for? Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity and win attractive prizes worth more than RM 10,000.

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Starter Pack Workshop for Final Year Student


Good news for all final year students! Are you students ready to face the reality of work? Well we, Jobmarket are here to assist you! There will be a starter pack workshop designed specifically to help final year students blend smoothly into working life through 4 core topics provided. The core topics were uniquely formulated to cater the needs and expectation of industries.

Starter Pack Workshop for Final Year Student