Kuala Lumpur, 20 August 2020 – Malaysia’s Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal the cooperation in the implementation of training and job placement in the construction sector.
Through this MoU, SOCSO will fund reskilling and upskilling training that will be implemented by CIDB through the Career Generator Program, not only for those who lost their jobs but also to all employees who have started work from 5 June 2020.
SOCSO, CIDB and the 560 employers who have registered under the Career Generator Program are currently listing the training programmes. Training fees will be borne by SOCSO. Employees who undergo training will be given a training allowance of RM30 per day. Meanwhile, employers are encouraged to propose hiring incentives of RM800–1,000.
CIDB will also assist trainees/job seekers in obtaining suitable placement. To improve the marketability and suitability of job seekers, CIDB has introduced an apprenticeship programme. A total of 4,176 apprentices have been placed within the industry to get exposure to an actual work environment. CIDB tracer report found that 90 per cent of these apprentices have now secured jobs in the construction sector.
CIDB and SOCSO will continue to collect information vacancies from contractor companies as well. Since MyFutureJobs portal was launched on 15 June 2020, there have been 6,564 vacancies listed by the construction sector (per 7 August 2020). Of these vacancies, a total of 3,045 or 46.4 per cent are in the management, professional, executive categories and technicians; the rest are from various job categories, from clerical to field work.
– Construction+ Online