Several of J.P. Morgan’s most promising employees from around the globe recently provided mentorship to the beneficiaries of the SOLS Academy of Innovation (SOLS.ai) program that provides workforce readiness training for young, underprivileged Malaysians.

The eight J.P. Morgan analysts and associates; who flew in from the United States, China, India, Australia and Hong Kong; coordinated and participated in a series of leadership sessions at the SOLS.ai’s Segambut campus, involving a total of 48 students aged between 17 and 28.

Through workshops, games and presentations, the students learned what it means to be a good leader, how to solve problems and teamwork skills. Other topics covered included the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as poverty, quality education, climate change and gender equality.

SOLS.ai Managing Director Danutcha Catriona Singh said the week-long program exceeded her expectations.  “It was a very meaningful program because it wasn’t just about training. It was also about J.P. Morgan staff getting to know the beneficiaries of a program the bank is supporting. We appreciate J.P. Morgan for being invested in our students’ growth and showing them that there are people out there who care and want them to grow,” said Singh.

J.P. Morgan has been a long-time supporter of the SOLS.ai program, designed to provide workforce readiness skills for careers in the renewable energy sector.

“At J.P. Morgan, we are committed to giving back and supporting the communities where we work and operate in. Driving workforce readiness remains close to our hearts especially in this part of the world, where skills challenges remain an issue for many of the developing economies,” said Steve Clayton, Senior Country Officer, J.P. Morgan Malaysia.

“In Malaysia, J.P. Morgan has been supporting many programs over the last two decades. We are especially passionate about supporting the youth, who are critical to the future growth of the economy,” he added.

The training program was wrapped up with group presentations at the end of the week.

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