WHAT: SL1M is a talent marketability programme that assists unemployed graduates increase their chances of employment by enhancing their soft skills, knowledge and technical capabilities.
WHO: The programme is under the purview of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department and is done in collaboration with GLCs and other private corporations. Unemployed graduates from rural areas or low-income families, or those who are currently employed in a job that doesn’t match their qualification are eligible for SL1M.
HOW: Companies that recruit graduates under this programme will help transition these graduates into the roles they are hired for through targeted training programmes. As an incentive, the Government provides double tax deduction for these organisations. Training cost are also fully or partially reimbursed through the HRDF-SL1M incentive, depending on the arrangement. Training duration is dependent on the company and can extend to a maximum period of 12 months. Graduates can visit the SL1M portal at sl1m.my to apply for this programme. The form can also be downloaded and attached with supporting documents to be sent to the EPU Secretariat.