Skim Latihan 1Malaysia (SLIM) to be launched by Najib on today, will help to reduce the unemployment rate among graduates in the country. Under 1Malaysia Training Scheme programme, graduates would be provided with training and internship with government-linked companies (GLCs).
They would be engaged as interns for a period of one year after which they would be given the option of being employed by the GLCs or find employment elsewhere in the market. The first batch of 3,000 (graduates) will be taken in due course and this program will be conducted under Human Resources Ministry.
Skim Latihan 1Malaysia would comprise three components. First, RM200 million would be allocated to conduct part-time training in the evenings and weekends in selected training centers nationwide. Second, the programme would also include an allocation of RM200 million from the Human Resource Development Fund to be used by companies to fund specific training programmes for their employees.
Third, the Human Resources Ministry would provide RM100 million to enable employees to enhance skills in various technical fields.