TNB extends support for Malaysia’s economic recovery

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has introduced the TNB Reskilling Malaysia initiative as part of its strategy to support the country’s economic recovery from the widespread socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TNB Reskilling Malaysia is being implemented to benefit both businesses and the rakyat alike. TNB seeks to support businesses located in Malaysia by providing recruiting services and candidate sourcing to fill their vacant positions. The reskilling training programme for the successful candidates will then be conducted by TNB Integrated Learning Solution Sdn Bhd (TNB ILSAS), a subsidiary of TNB. TNB ILSAS plays a major role in conducting human capability development program for the nation through various programmes for TNB, industries, utilities and universities. This initiative will help businesses save costs and resources, improve the quality of hires, and reduce employee turnover.

The national utility will commit up to RM43 million to partially fund this key initiative. This includes training costs and retrofitting part of TNB’s Universiti Tenaga Nasional’s (UNITEN) Muadzam Shah campus into an open access reskilling center.

This programme is expected to benefit companies in Malaysia, filling up to 17,500 vacancies, approximately 5,000 per year over a span of three and a half years. Since its inception in October 2020, more than 1,700 job vacancies have been successfully filled in more than 160 participating companies.

TNB Reskilling Malaysia: Supporting Businesses and the Rakyat

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly taken its toll on the global and local economic climate in addition to the health and wellbeing of billions around the world. In Malaysia, the effects of the pandemic are equally extensive, affecting the livelihood of business owners, the unemployed and those recently retrenched during the peak of the global health crisis. In fact, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) reported that as at April 2021, the unemployment rate in Malaysia is at 4.6 percent equivalent to 742,700 Malaysians being unemployed.

In this regard, TNB Reskilling Malaysia is implemented to support Malaysians, particularly fresh graduates, school leavers or retrenched workers, who will benefit from being matched with suitable and available job vacancies, and then reskilled through relevant training programmes based on the employers’ requirements.

For participating employers, TNB provides an employment recruiting service to source potential candidates and reskill them. This programme is available at no cost to companies, manufacturers and micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) located in Malaysia.

TNB Reskilling Malaysia Programme Process Flow
TNB Reskilling Malaysia Programme Process Flow

Pleased with TNB Reskilling Malaysia initiative

Naluri Rasa Sdn Bhd joined TNB Reskilling Malaysia seeking for smart meter installation services. To date, they have successfully selected 66 candidates from the programme, who were sought out, matched and reskilled as part of the programme.

“Even before the pandemic, we have been on the lookout for more talent to implement our smart meter installations. Being part of the TNB Reskilling Malaysia initiative has eased the process of recruitment tremendously and in ensuring my employees are trained. I would definitely recommend this programme to other companies and businesses looking for skilled workers,” shares Mohd Khairul Idlan Bin Dato Mohd Nor, Director Naluri Rasa Sdn, Bhd.


Successfully finding the right candidates for the job

KOSSAN Group, being one of the many employers benefitting from the TNB Reskilling Malaysia programme, recently participated in the programme with potential candidates matched to their requirements. “KOSSAN remains committed towards talent and competencies development. The collaboration between TNB ILSAS and our participating subsidiaries has helped us identify potential candidates matched to our requirements. “We are glad to have the support through our participation in the programme that is made available to industries such as ours,” said KOSSAN Group CEO and managing director Tan Sri Lim Kuang Sia.

TNB Reskilling Malaysia Initiative – Supporting Malaysian Employers

·         Fully funded training programs

·         Reskilling training program will be conducted by TNB ILSAS

·         Fast and availability of trained employees

·         Offers the option of tailoring reskilling training courses according to the needs of potential employers and industry

·         Employee retention and growth

·         Training incentives provided via Government’s stimulus / recovery package for recruitment

Potential job roles in companies

·         Chargeman

·         Wireman

·         Solar Installer

·        IT/Digital Support

·         Drone Operator

·         Supervisor

·         Clerical and Administrative Roles

Highly demanded training courses

·        Power System Operation & Maintenance Electrician

·        Grid Connected System

·        Electrical Facility Maintenance

·        Smart Meter Installer program

·        Digital Skill Programme

·        Drone Automation

·        Induction Programme


Programmes under TNB Reskilling Malaysia

TNB is committed to support companies in hiring reskilled workers. The training programmes available under the TNB Reskilling Malaysia initiative are catered for companies in the energy industry and beyond.

The reskilling training programmes kicked off with five flagship programs designed for selected industries, namely the Solar Panel Installer Program, Smart Meter Installer Program, Power System Operation & Maintenance, Medium Voltage Electrical Facilities and Low Voltage Electrical Facilities.

More reskilling training programmes have been developed to better meet the needs of companies in Malaysia. The courses are not limited by the roles above as TNB ILSAS also offers the option of tailoring reskilling training courses according to the needs of potential employers. They will also be extending the list of programmes.

More information on TNB Reskilling Malaysia can be found at



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