TalentCorp And PTPK To Upgrade Over 900 Workers Based On Industry Needs For Free

YB Tuan V. Sivakumar delivering his officiating speech at the launch of the Industry-Driven Talent Acceleration Programme (ID-TAP)

SHAH ALAM, 26 June – In response to the growing demand for skilled workers in Malaysia's economic sectors, Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) and Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) have partnered to upskill and reskill over 900 workers based on industry needs.

The joint initiative, called the Industry-Driven Talent Acceleration Programme (ID-TAP) will equip individuals with the knowledge and competencies required by industries such as mechatronics, electrical and electronic engineering, big data analytics, and IT.

At the launch event, the Minister of Human Resources, YB Tuan V. Sivakumar called on employers to take proactive measures in accelerating their workers' career paths, so that they have the skills needed in the ever-changing workforce.

“The collaboration between TalentCorp and PTPK, both agencies under the Ministry of Human Resources is timely to ensure that our workforce becomes skilled and relevant to industry and investment needs,” he said.

The ID-TAP framework is based on an industry-needs approach, where employers identify both skills and workers that they require. The first phase with a fund allocation of RM7.2 million which has been approved by PTPK will benefit over 900 workers from more than 100 companies across Malaysia, including Small Medium Enterprises. There are currently 10 State Skills Development Centre (SSDC) that facilitates the training in Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah, Pahang, Sarawak, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, and Johor.

Group photo of the Minister together with the industry players that participated in Industry-Driven Talent Acceleration Programme (ID-TAP)

Thomas Mathew, Group CEO of TalentCorp said that the ID-TAP framework is an example of how industry players can drive the skilling and talents they need for now and the future.

“ID-TAP helps strengthen our SSDC in supporting industries in their local ecosystem. This improves the quality, calibre, and productivity of workers, in addition to increasing competitiveness in key sectors and industries,” he said.

“By collating feedback from talents, industries, academia and government, we are able to combine resources and transform our expertise to make a tangible impact on skills development for Malaysia’s economic growth,” he continued.

The launch event took place at the Selangor Human Resources Development Centre (SHRDC), where YB Tuan V. Sivakumar presented certificates to 20 ID-TAP company representatives and participants.

Mohd Fathullah Bin Mustafa, CEO of PTPK expressed his appreciation to the participating SSDC who actively reach out to employers to upgrade their workers with in-demand skills.

“The response from employers has been positive and we will discuss to bring ID-TAP to a wider range of talents, especially TVET graduates’ work placements and skills upgrade,” he said.

For more information on ID-TAP, please contact Afiq Rosman via email or visit or call 03-4051 6000.

Issued by Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad

26 June 2023



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