Malaysia’s new HRD Corp to manage national HR matters
The previously named Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is now rebranded as the Human Resources Development Corporation (HRD Corp) to enhance the agency’s role in talent development, prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced.
The prime minister said the newly named agency will provide a “single window” platform for Malaysians in their applications for upskilling programmes offered by the government and job search.
“This integrated system can be accessed by more than a million Malaysians next year. As many as 5,000 courses will be offered by the various ministries and government agencies, and it is expected to attract as many as 220,000 fully government-funded participants,” he said.
This year alone, several programmes have been carried out by HRD Corp such as the online learning hub e-LATiH, which had 154,000 registered students and 400,000 enrolments in more than 400 highly skilled courses.
“HRD Corp has spent RM420 million (US$88.3 million) last year for employer training development programmes where 416,00 have undergone various programmes,” the prime minister added.
In addition, the HRD Corp Placement Centre is a one-stop portal for job placements with almost 40,000 placements since April last year, according to Malay Mail.