HRD Corp to manage 5,000 skill training courses accessible to 1 million Malaysians in 2022 –PM Ismail

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KUALA LUMPUR DIS.2: The government has decided that all types of up skilling and multiple skill training be placed under the Ministry of Human Resources and will be managed by HRD Corp to avoid overlapping.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, HRD Corp will be shouldering bigger responsibilities as a central agency for all human capital development programmes not only for workers but also for all Malaysians in line with the new name of the agency.

Ismail added, this effort will be translated via an integrated platform or “single window” for the Malaysians to search and apply for skill development programmes that have been offered by the government.

“This integrated platform will be accessible to one million Malaysians in 2022. About 5,000 courses will be offered by various ministries and government agencies with 220,000 participants expected to participate in the government sponsored programmes,” Ismail said in his speech at the launching of HRD Corp and the One Stop Skill Programme Platform held at KL Convention Centre (KLCC) here today.

Ismail expressed his gratitude to Datuk Seri M. Saravanan and Ministry of Human Resources and the staff of HRD Corp for the rebranding and new identity of the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp).

He said, since its establishment in 1993, HRD Corp has played significant roles in creating high skilled work forces via various training schemes and increased the country’s industrial productivity.

According to Prime Minister Ismail, throughout 2020, HRD Corp has distributed RM420 million to registered companies involving more than 416,000 workers to undergo various skill training schemes.

“This year the levy collection is expected to reach RM680 million and part of it will be used to train 500,000 workers. This is in line with the PSMB Act 2001 that has witnessed an increase in the number of companies registered with HRD Corp from 33,000 to 65,400 companies – an increase in more than 96 per cent involving nearly four million workers within a year.

“Based on this achievement I am confident that HRD Corp will make the training management more systematic and will focus fully on training based on the current needs of the industry,” Ismail said. –Malaysia World News

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