119 graduate from Socso professional programmes

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 119 participants have graduated from the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) professional training programmes.

The graduates, who also consist of six international students, were awarded with the Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP), Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC), Certified International Pension and Retirement Professional (CIPRP) and Professional Career Management Course (PCMC).

Socso chief executive officer Datuk Sri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said the CDMP programme was introduced to provide skills and knowledge to develop comprehensive disabilities management policies.

He said that CRTWC would be focusing on case-based operational management.

"Since the introduction of the certifications 13 years ago, a total of 334 people have been certified, consisting of Socso members and representatives of other organisations," he said during the graduation ceremony at Menara Perkeso here on Friday (Feb 3).

Mohammed Azman said PCMC and CIPRP were introduced in collaboration with Universiti Malaya to widen skills and competence of the social security practitioners in Malaysia.

He also announced the setting-up of the Social Security Management Centre of Excellence (Soscoe) in Melaka that offered a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management with a minor in Social Security Management.

"The empowerment of the social security practitioners by Socso is aligned with the government’s efforts to develop Malaysia Madani that also focuses on inclusivity to ensure sustainability," he added.

Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said the conferring of CDMP and CRTWC was the right step forward to increase professionalism among disabled management practitioners.

"Out of 324 certified holders, 10 were among graduates from other South-East Asian countries.

"This has proven that Malaysia has become the pioneer in disability management and can be a role model for the region," he said in his speech.

The graduates who received their certificates today consist of Socso members, human resource practitioners, social security practitioners, and other professionals.

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