HRD Corp now central agency for human capital development programs
KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) will function as the central agency for all human capital development programs, in line with the agency’s rebranding under the Department of Human Resources (KSM) today, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob(Photo).
The prime minister said the government has also decided to place all upgrading and retraining training programs under KSM, which will be managed by HRD Corp to avoid duplication.
âThis effort will be achieved through an integrated platform or ‘one-stop-shop’ for Malaysians to search and apply for skills development programs offered by the government.
“This integrated platform will be accessible to over a million Malaysians next year,” he said during the launch of HRD Corp’s new branding and one-stop Upskill platform. Malaysia here.
Ismail Sabri said 5,000 courses would be offered by various government departments and agencies with government funding to benefit 220,000 participants who are expected to enroll in the programs.
The Prime Minister is confident that HRD Corp, formerly known as Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (HRDF), can continue to support Malaysia’s vision of becoming a high-income nation based on the digital economy, through the development of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian family).
“This is in line with the government’s aspiration as enshrined in the 12th Malaysian Plan (12MP), based on the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030,” he added.
Ismail Sabri said that the two main components of the 12MP, namely economic empowerment and social engineering, require initiatives that create employment opportunities and vocational training for all segments of society.
He hopes HRD Corp can bring great benefits and have a major impact on the country in the long term, in line with the agency’s mission to improve the standard of living of Malaysians through lifelong learning. and meet the demands of the job in the future.
âI hope HRD Corp will continue to support human capital development efforts through more training, development and retraining programs that will benefit Keluarga Malaysia,â he added.
Ismail Sabri said that since its establishment in 1993, HRD Corp has played an important role in developing highly skilled workers through various training programs and increasing productivity in the industrial sector of the country.
He said the agency’s role has grown in importance over the past 18 months when it introduced various programs to protect existing jobs and create new opportunities for Malaysians.
âThese include vocational training and the income-generating program PENJANA HRDF which was introduced in June 2020 and has helped nearly 100,000 participants through five main programs, namely Place & Train, B40 Development, Gerak Insan Gemilang ( GIG), Industrial Revolution 4.0 and SME Development, âhe added.
HRD Corp also introduced the free e-LATiH online training center, which now has 154,000 students enrolled and 400,000 enrolled in over 400 training courses.
Ismail Sabri said HRD Corp has continued to strengthen its core function of collecting levies and distributing funds for vocational training programs by registered employers, having distributed nearly 420 million RM last year for training programs. vocational training involving more than 416,000 workers.
He said levy collection this year is expected to reach RM680 million, and some of it has been used to train 500,000 workers, in line with the extension of the PSMB Act of 2001 that passed registered employers to of the agency from 33,000 to 65,400.
âThis number shows an increase of over 96 percent involving nearly four million workers over a one-year period,â he said.
The Prime Minister is convinced that HRD Corp can make training management more systematic and fully focus on training according to the current needs of industry players.
Also present were the Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri M. Saravanan and the Chairman of the Board of HRD Corp, Datuk Seri Jamil Salleh.-Bernama