Across Malaysia, youth unemployment is an increasing problem that can lead to social unrest, breeding vulnerability and feelings of exclusion amongst young adults.
Each year Penang Youth Club organises Youth Jam, an entrepreneurial competition for young adults across Malaysia to showcase their creativity and work across three pillars; Technology, Entrepreneurship and Creative Arts. Throughout the Youth Jam competition, Penang Youth Club also provides the young
adults that attend with mentorship, guidance, training and funding to empower them to take their projects forward.
Goals and objectives
The aim for Youth Jam is for it to become a platform for young people to expand their knowledge, skills and talents. This includes the development of management skills, financial skills, marketing skills
and communications skills which will help them turn their dreams or passions into reality.