Bosses Urged to Spend More on Training
As of July 2005, every RM1.00 that employers have contributed to Human Resources Development Bhd, 61.7sen has been used to train and retrain their staff. This is a huge jump of the 34sen of the 1999 figure.
However, although there has been marked improvement, Human Resources Minister, Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn, feels that a satisfactory level has yet to be reached. ?The progress of many small enterprises is frequently hindered by the lack of skills and capital.?
Under the Small Enterprises Training Incentive Scheme, he said the government would contribute RM2.00 for every RM1.00 training levy paid by employers. He has urged more small enterprises to take part in the scheme.