OKU training scheme gets RM2 million

by | Jul 1, 2024 | Business, HUMAN RESOURCES, NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

The success of a pilot OKU Talent Enhancement Programme (OTEP) last year has prompted the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) to provide an allocation of RM2 million to extend the programme.

The OTEP last year witnessed 30 neurodivergent individuals being trained and 15 of these persons subsequently found employment with large organizations and HRD Corp wants to train more Persons with Disabilities or PWDs.

The OTEP will provide specific skills training suited for disabled persons, including neurodivergent individuals, and match them with jobs in the employment market in line with the government’s aim that nobody is left behind.

In the same vein, the Neurodiversity Inclusive Impact (NII) programme was launched in a bid by the nation to ensure that Malaysians, regardless of their physical and social conditions, can achieve their own dreams and aspirations in this country.

The NII is part of the broader NTW 2024 initiative, which offers more than 60,000 free courses to over 200,000 Malaysians nationwide, and this cutting edge venture is set to witness a better quality of life for many more PWDs.

HRD Corp stated that they welcomed the participation of all organisations, groups and individuals to come forward and assist and help PWDs with job offers, training and other forms of benefits for them.