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TNB's Reskilling Programme Now Covers Gig Workers

Mohamad Danial bin Ab Khalil
by Mohamad Danial bin Ab Khalil
Jun 23, 2022 at 11:58 PM

To address the burgeoning gig economy industry, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is extending the reach of its TNB Reskilling Malaysia (TRM) Program. TNB made this decision in an effort to hasten the COVID-19 pandemic-related economic recovery of the nation.

This initiative will drive gig workers to boost the local labour market's momentum, keeping with the change to digitization, a fundamental component of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 that resulted in more flexible and employer-free work arrangements.

The Chief Human Officer of TNB, Wahizan Abd Rahman, claimed that working from home has become the new standard in Malaysia and that there would be an increase in demand for gig workers as the working environment steadily shifts to remote and hybrid ways.

"But many also face challenges in finding a job or business. We believe this is the right time for gig economy participants to go beyond their current roles and retrain for a better, brighter future," he said.


Helping workers find better job opportunities

Wahizan explained that the TRM project helps people develop the ability to seek new and larger gig economic opportunities in an effort to increase their income.

Siti Sarah Mohd Said, the managing director of TNB Integrated Learning Solutions (ILSAS), said that TNB designed the short-term module specifically to prepare gig workers in line with market progress so that they can benefit through more meaningful participation with additional skills.

Two sessions will be held in June 2022 to implement the selection of these gig workers. Those whose applications are accepted will receive training in:

  • Digital skills, 

  • Air conditioning maintenance, 

  • Drone automation for Industry 4.0 and 

  • Business mindset development.

TNB ILSAS in Bangi has been implementing the TRM programme since 2020 when the government entrusted TNB to assist those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in finding work and undergoing skills retraining.

Interested gig workers can register by completing the form at this link: shorturl.at/nHPVY

For more information, please contact TNB ILSAS via WhatsApp : +6019-2247282 / +6019-2677282 or e-mail [email protected]