NTW 2023 is the first programme in Malaysia where training is carried out by individuals and local organisations, and is offered free of charge to all Malaysians.
Following its initial announcement in April, Malaysia's Ministry of Human Resources (KSM) has officially launched the nationwide National Training Week (NTW) 2023.
Held from 22 to 28 May 2023, the NTW aims to provide opportunities for learning, training, and skill improvement, simultaneously throughout the country. The participation target is 10,000 courses for free, involving 125,000 participants and 5,000 instructors. The Ministry also hopes that participants can collectively complete more than 500,000 hours of training, and that training providers can deliver more than RM250mn worth of training for free.
NTW 2023 is the first programme in Malaysia where training is carried out by individuals and local organisations throughout the country, and is offered free of charge to all Malaysians, intensively and career-focused based on TVET.
Conceptualised by the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp), the initiative will be driven by the Ministry of Human Resources, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as other government agencies and departments.
Commenting on the launch, Minister of Human Resources V. Sivakumar said: "Human capital is a very important resource in ensuring the country's steady and continuous economic growth. Accordingly, Malaysia needs to encourage the local workforce and talent to continue learning and developing in order to increase competitiveness globally in the long run."
The Minister invited Malaysians who were keen to find out more about the event to visit the official website and register for any of the available courses. These courses will be conducted face-to-face, online, or via hybrid learning, and include a variety of soft and technical skills in training, reinforcement, facilitation, and learning.
Over in Sarawak, the state-level launch of NTW 2023 also saw the exchange of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between HRD Corp and University Malaysia Sarawak, to deepen collaboration between the agency and the institution.
Do also check out the video below where Minister Sivakumar talks about the importance of human capital in accelerating the country's economic growth:
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