Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) has introduced the TNB Reskilling Malaysia Initiative as part of its plan to support the country’s recovery plan towards a stronger and more resilient economy.
The initiative is designed to help companies obtain new employees who have been reskilled by TNB prior to joining their workforce. This initiative is targeting unemployed Malaysians, particularly fresh graduates, school leavers or retrenched workers who will be job matched with the available job vacancies. Subsequently, successful candidates will then go through a reskilling training programme that will be conducted by TNB Integrated Learning Solution Sdn Bhd (TNB ILSAS) – a subsidiary of TNB.
TNB Reskilling Malaysia Programme
TNB will invest RM43million to partially fund this initiative. This includes training costs and retrofitting part of TNB’s Universiti Tenaga Nasional’s (UNITEN) Muadzam Shah campus into an open access reskilling centre.
TNB Integrated Learning Solution Sdn Bhd (TNB ILSAS) , a subsidiary of TNB, will conduct the reskilling programmes, which started off with five flagship programmes designed for selected industries, namely, the Solar Panel Installer Programme, Smart Meter Installer Programme, Power System Operation and Maintenance, Medium Voltage Electrical Facilities and Low Voltage Electrical Facilities.
The courses are not limited by the roles above as TNB ILSAS also offers the option of tailoring reskilling training courses according to the needs of potential employers. TNB ILSAS will also be extending its list of programmes.
This programme is expected to benefit companies in Malaysia, filling up to 17,500 vacancies – approximately 5,000 per year over a span of three and a half years.
Since its inception in October 2020, more than 1,700 job vacancies have been successfully filled in more than 160 participating companies.
Naluri Rasa Sdn Bhd joined TNB Reskilling Malaysia seeking smart meter installation services. A spokesperson for them said “We have been on the lookout for more talent to implement our smart meter installations.”
The company has successfully selected 66 candidates from the programme, who were sought out, matched and reskilled. “Being part of the TNB Reskilling Malaysia initiative has eased the process of recruitment tremendously and ensured that our employees are trained.”
Another of the many employers benefitting from the TNB Reskilling Malaysia programme, KOSSAN Group, recently participated in the programme with potential candidates successfully matched to their requirements.
“KOSSAN remains committed towards talent and competencies development. The collaboration between TNB ILSAS and our participating subsidiaries has helped us identify potential candidates matched to our requirements. We are glad to have the support through our participation in the programme that is made available to industries such as ours,” said KOSSAN Group CEO and managing director Tan Sri Lim Kuang Sia.