ECERDC’s human capital development programmes were designed to address the challenges faced by the Region, which include low household income and less than optimal labour force participation.

In ensuring the local communities in ECER play an active role in driving and sustaining the Region’s growth, ECERDC has introduced various human capital and entrepreneurship development programmes such as empower ECER, entrepreneur ECER, ECER Talent Enhancement Programme (ETEP), TERAJU@ECER and Agropolitan.

The programmes have helped improve the academic achievements of rural students from poor families, elevate the livelihood of the B40 households through marketable skills, enhance the competitiveness of local SMEs and Bumiputera companies, and boost the employability of local graduates.