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Government-Sponsored Training Programmes


1. MyCSI

  • Cyber Security Immersion (CSI) for Youth programme also known as MyCSI, is an initiative by the MDEC to build up the next generation of Cybersecurity Professionals in the country, as per the national agenda. This programme is aimed at Malaysian students between the ages of 13-17 and where they gain essential technical knowledge of phishing, hacking, types of cyberattacks, countermeasures etc.

2. Empowering Women in Cyber Security

  • MDEC introduced “Empowering Women in Cyber Risk Management Programme” in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, TalentCorp, Communications and Multimedia Ministry, National Cyber Security Agency (NASCSA) and Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita (JPW), to promote workforce diversity in Cybersecurity by increasing the number of women in Cybersecurity and equip them with the skills needed in the era of Industry 4.0.

3. Career Comeback

  • Career Comeback is a programme introduced by MDEC as part of empowering women and focuses on women who have taken time off their careers due to motherhood/caregiving for their elderly parents. The programme encourages them to return to the workforce through training to develop and upgrade their skills, as well as minimize the gap in talent.

4. MDEC Digital Skills Training

  • MDEC Digital Skills Training is a program that helps people to increase their knowledge and develop the skills that are in-demand in the fast-growing digital industry. The courses are reviewed and endorsed by digital industry experts to provide guidance on how you can meet the digital needs in your career.


A Malaysian agency that was established under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969, with a vision to become a Dynamic and Outstanding Social Security Leader. The agency works to provide social security protection for Malaysian employees.

PenjanaKerjaya - Hiring Incentive

  • An economic recovery initiative under the Ministry of Human Resource, administered by PERKESO to promote job creation among employers while increasing employment rates.


Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) is an agency under the Ministry of Human Resources and is governed by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad Act 2001. They operate with the vision to future-proof the economic transformation of Malaysia through the country’s people.

1. Place & Train

  • A program that provides various training courses to the Malaysian participants especially for Graduates, School Leavers and Retrenched Workers. The purpose is to ensure that the applicants will be able to secure a job in any industry that requires performing a specific job once the participants complete his/her training course.

2. B40 Development Program

  • B40 Development is a program that focuses on the development of B40 household income category by providing them with end-to-end training for entrepreneurial skills and other specific skills to drive self-employment outcome. The program is fully funded by Penjana and no change is required for the participants.

3. SME Development

  • An initiative to address the critical needs of SMEs post MCO. Focuses on functional and operational training courses to help SMEs in improving their productivity and cost-effectiveness to enable them to stay sustainable and competitive in the economy.

4. GIG Program

  • The PENJANA GIG is a program developed to ensure the social security and welfare of self-employed persons (OBS, or Orang Bekerja Sendiri) in the Gig economy. The aim is to aid Malaysian freelancers to earn a greater income after upskilling and learning the knowhow to do so.
  • Generate 2.0
    • Also known as “The Graduates Enhancement Programme for Employability”, was launched by The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to support the unemployed graduates in Malaysia. By joining this program, participants will get free training and certification for the relevant skills and knowledge, ensuring a higher chance of employment after finishing the programme.
  • ASET
    • Also, known as “Accelerated Skills Enhancement Training (ASET)” programme, specially designed training programme for unemployed graduates, retrenched workers, trainees with SKM level 2 and in-service employees to help produce a more competent workforce. The program is fully funded by the Government through Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB).

Talent Corp

Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) is an agency under the Ministry of Human Resources established on 1st January 2011. The agency focuses on building strategy towards a dynamic talent hub. Collaborating with private and public sectors, the agency aims to enforce initiatives that attract, nurture, and retain the proper expertise to meet the demand of talent today, and in the future.

1. Place & Train

  • One of the few initiatives formulated to source and provide employment for Graduates, School Leavers, and Retrenched Workers. Those who are qualified for the initiative participate in training courses steered to enhance their value for employers.

Graduate Employability Management Scheme (GEMS 2.0)

  • An initiative taken by the government under TalentCorp to ensure graduates are equipped with fundamental skills before applying for a job. The focus is to enable graduates to be familiar with higher value skills and high-income careers emerging under the ETP. It also targets to provide industry-ready, entry-level talent for high skilled jobs, and to create a world-class workforce in Malaysia, especially in the context of ETP.