We visualise that “MIRM” can become an exemplary Institute that solely caters and facilitates the needs of retiring and retired communities across Malaysia. With the mandate and responsibility to guide and train retiring and retired personnel to acquire new skills, improve existing skills and retirement readiness for their second career after retirement, while sustaining socio-economic independent living.
MIRM focuses and encourages retiring and retired members of both public and private sectors to move from an employment based work force to an employable work force. The move would enable MIRM to be on track with the current buzzword “UPSKILLING, RESKILLING AND CROSS SKILLING” which transforms learning beyond the traditional concept of training and development.
Employment based skills enable retiring and retired personnel to retire, use the existing experiences gained throughout their occupational history, with limited new skills developed. The employability based skills of retiring and retired personnel would build post experiences and new skills, knowledge and positive traits (Reskilling) to be ready to move into a new career or job upon their retirement
Essentially most retiring and retired personnel have excellent competent working skills and capabilities gained throughout their occupational history while in service. But, they are not given adequate support and awareness, that skills gained in the workplace may differ from the expectations of various Industry sectors.
The MIRM focus is to develop modules and programs to close this gap, thus creating an essential strategic skills for retiring and retired personnel to be gainfully employed by the corporate world, or to become entrepreneurs.
The MIRM occupational and employability based programs focus on helping retiring and retired members understand how to expand his or her capability, capacity to leverage professional knowledge to create new business value and execute organizational strategy. They teach retiring and retired members how to move quickly from the theoretical to the practical to assess commercial viability of an idea, to build relationships in corporate communities in order to find innovations that can be applied in their Industry and within their organisation, business activities or voluntary services they will be serving or engage after retirement.
The establishment of MIRM is to be a centre that contributes greatly to the academic and training excellence of developing retirement readiness programs, retirement facilitation and services, counselling, retirement literatures, survey reports, articles, journal publications, conferences support, awareness retirement road shows, documentaries, workshops, seminars and interactive network of retirees post employment readiness. The effort solely caters to the importance of ensuring retirement life is managed professionally through appropriate training, knowledge sharing and publications.