KUALA LUMPUR: A total 4,530 trainees from Sabah and 7,997 trainees from Sarawak, have been accepted to undergo the Human Resources Ministry’s reskilling and upskilling training programmes, in an effort to equip local employees with skills and knowledge that are relevant to industrial needs, the Dewan Negara was told yesterday.
Its minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan said they were among the 250,337 trainees nationwide who had undergone the programme through the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), which acted as the ‘single window’ to manage the implementation of the programme, involving eight ministries and agencies.
Out of the total trainees who went for the training Sabah and Sarawak, he said 7,045 of them were from the services sector, while the others were from the manufacturing sector (5,321 trainees) and the mining sector (161 trainees).
As for training providers, he said there were 260, with 90 of them from Sabah and 105 in Sarawak.
Sarawanan was responding to a question from Senator Datuk Paul Igai regarding the programme, and whether or not it was also implemented in Sabah and Sarawak. — Bernama