The purpose of this scheme is to increase the supply of skilled workers to the industry; jointly determined by PSMB and the industry concerned. The scheme also enables employers registered with PSMB to be actively involved. The apprentices are selected from PMR or SPM school leavers. The training is a combination of theory and practical at approved training centres with emphasis on practical and structured “on-the-job” training at the premises of sponsoring employers.
The curriculum have been developed on modular basis. After the completion of a combination of modules at the training centres, apprentices will undergo on-the-job training at the premises of sponsoring employers to reinforce the theoretical concepts learnt. The duration of training ranges from 6 to 16 months, depending on the requirement of the industry.
Selection of apprentice will be through interview session conducted by the employer and PSMB.
Training fees incurred will be fully paid by PSMB. The apprentices will be given monthly allowance of between RM350.00 - RM500.00 and insurance coverage by the sponsoring employers. Sponsoring employers are eligible to claim financial assistance at the rate of 100% of the allowable costs, (apprentices’ monthly allowances, insurance coverage and consumables, if applicable).
Upon successful completion of training, apprentices will be awarded the Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 1 and 2 by the Department of Skills Development and Apprenticeship Certificates issued by PSMB