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.