SCOPE is an initiative by HRD Corp in collaboration with the Malaysian Prison Department to support current and former detainees by providing them with income-generation and employment opportunities. The programme will cater specifically for detainees under the following categories:
SCOPE will provide participants with training and skills development programmes, followed by placement and employment opportunities. These are geared at improving their employment potential and helping them prepare for reintegration into the national workforce and society.
The initiative also aims to raise awareness, improve acceptance, and strengthen the integration process between detainees and their communities. To do this, it is important that everyone, particularly employers and industry players, provide them with the means and opportunities to earn an honest living. This will help reduce the stigma and preconceived notions that they often face, while giving them the second chance needed to rebuild their lives and eventually become productive members of society.
The implantation of this initiative is in line with HRD Corp’s vision to ensure that every Malaysian is trained and employable. It will also complement efforts by the Ministry of Human Resources to reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign workers while mitigating the impact on the nation’s unemployment rate, by unlocking the untapped potential of former detainees. It will also help create a more inclusive workforce and society.
The objectives of this programme are as follows:
Life coaching and psychological support
Phases 1 – Pilot Project
Phase 1 of the programme takes place between September to December 2021. HRD Corp and JPM will be working with four strategic partners to provide training and placement opportunities to 1,000 former detainees. These trainings include maintenance and repair work for mechanical equipment, welding, and cable stressing, driving heavy vehicles, and specific skills related to factory and manufacturing roles.
Phase 2 – 2022
Phase 2 will be scaled up to include 5,000 detainees across the country.
Phase 3 – 2023
Phase 3 will support 15,000 detainees.
Recognition of Achievement
Call for Collaboration
a. Application via system
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