Today’s world has changed tremendously in terms of technological development and business requirement. This change has created impacts on the nature of works where employers expect the newly recruited workers to be able to perform the assign duties immediately upon joining the organisation with minimal training intervention. Obtaining such workers has become a necessity for companies to compete in the global arena.
Thus, Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) has introduced the implementation of Future Workers Training Scheme in year 2011 (Employer Circular No.2/2011) to cater the requirement of pre-employment training programme to provides employers to train their future workers with the require skills and competencies before entering employment as permanent workers.
The focus group for the Future Workers Training Scheme is divided into two categories which are: Schools leavers (Apprenticeship Programmes) and Graduates (Graduates ENhancEment pRogrAmme for Employability).
Graduates ENhancEment pRogrAmme for Employability (GENERAtE)
In Malaysia, it is estimated that 13.9 million people are currently participating in the labour force (Source: Labour Force Survey, 2014). Out of this figure, a total of 13.5 million people are employed while the remaining 0.4 million are unemployed. This small percentage of unemployment (2.9%) has rendered Malaysia a country with full employment status according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.
Although being recognised as a country with full employment, the number of people who are not working is large. In total, there are around 400,000 unemployed individuals in the country. Out of this figure, it was cited that 161,000 of them are graduates (Source: Utusan Malaysia, Online, 12 May 2015).
Thus, Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) is establishing the implementation of the Graduates ENhancEment pRogrAmme for Employability (GENERAtE) as part of the initiative to improve the condition of our current unemployed graduates in the country.
The objectives of the GENERAtE programme are to equip, develop and assist unemployed graduates:
i. with high end skills and competencies that are required by the industries that will enhance their employability;
ii. with relevant working experience that can enhance their employability;
iii. in exploring new route path for their careers; and
iv. in job placement.
The GENERAtE programme is opened to all Malaysian graduates whom have successfully acquired their Diplomas, Degrees or equivalent.
Courses that are offered under the GENERAtE programme must be high end skills and application-based as required by the industries. Focus areas of programme offered are in line with the needs of skills manpower required at the Malaysia Economic Corridors (NCER, SCORE, SEDIA, ECER and IRDA), such as wholesale and retail, tourism, healthcare, logistic/freight and etc.
Therefore, PSMB would like to invite HRDF Registered Employers or Registered Associations to participate under this initiative to train unemployed graduates with the required skills for their future workforce. The submissions of the proposal will be made by the HRDF Registered Employers or Associations to PSMB by filling up the format of the proposal given below. Participated employers / associations must be able to offer high-value job to trainees upon completion of the programme.
The entire training programme consists of two components:
a) Maximum of three (3) months classroom training; and
b) Job placements upon completion of training.
The purpose of the attachment training is to provide relevant working experience that can enhance the trainees’ employability
The guideline is being updated and will be posted in the near future.
Please contact Siti Nabillah Natrah binti Hamshah at 03-2096 4725 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this project.