ECER Introduces Human Capital Development Programme

8/12/2009 — BERNAMA
The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) has produced a training and skills development programme to boost human capital.
The Corridor Growth Skills Training Development Programme will help workers and those retrenched learn new skills and help them find work or retain their current jobs in an increasingly competitive market place.
The ECER Development Council aims to train 4,000 of the ECER’s employable population by year-end.
ECER Development Council chief executive officer Datuk Jebasingam Issace John said this initiative was in line with the ECER’s socio-economic development and enhances the quality of life of its population.
“Part of the first stimulus package of RM7 billion, this Training Programme Fund will help ECER employees to explore entrepreneurial capabilities. This programme also fulfills the labour requirements needed by various sectors within ECER,” he said in a statement.
The training programme comprises three key initiatives; skills development programme, training for fresh graduates and contract and part-time workers who have been retrenched to join back the workforce and entrepreneurship development.
The training will focus on the five main clusters of ECER including tourism, oil, gas and petrochemical, manufacturing, agriculture and education.
With 4,400 new graduates estimated to enter the ECER job market by the end of 2009, the training programme also allows for the creation of new jobs by virtue of graduate training in entrepreneurship.