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Akademi GA is conducting training courses that are fully financed by HRDF under the Penjana HRDF initiative to create high-skilled talent in a Post-COVID 19, Digital world. Application closes at 2pm on 21 July.

What is this?

Penjana HRDF is part of the Malaysian Government’s short-to-medium plan to help the economy recover. General Assembly Malaysia (Akademi GA) is supporting the Gerak Insan Gemilang (GIG), B40 Development, and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IReV4.0) schemes by offering selected premium courses for free.

 

Why Akademi GA?

Akademi GA is the exclusive partner of General Assembly in Malaysia and has acquired all rights to deliver digital courses in the country. Here’s why you should join:

  • General Assembly’s courses are globally-recognised, trusted by 40% of Fortune 100 Companies.
  • Courses are led by world-class instructors who are experts in their field.
  • 91.4% of graduates who completed GA’s full-time courses landed a job in their field of study within 6 months of graduating.

 

Who is eligible?

Learn more about the schemes and the courses available below.

 

GIG

Ideal For:

  • Any Malaysian citizen who wants to start their own freelancing or contracting business 
  • Applicants at least 18 years of age and above 
  • Those who have access to a computer and strong internet connection 
  • No technical skills or background experience needed

 

Courses Available:

 

Application Documents:

  • A copy of MyKad (National Registration Identity Card (NRIC)
  • A copy of School or Academic Qualification (School or Exam Cert, Diploma / Degree) – for Graduates and School Leavers
  • Application Form with Akademi GA – with details and signature.

B40 Development

Ideal for:

  • Malaysians who are recipients of any government assistance, - Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) or any other government assistance such as MySalam, PeKa B40, eKasih and others
  • Malaysians whose spouses/guardians/parents who are recipients of the government assistance mentioned above
  • Applicants at least 18 years of age and above 
  • Those who have access to a computer and strong internet connection 
  • No technical skills or background experience needed

 

Courses Available:

 

Application Documents:

  • A copy of MyKad (National Registration Identity Card [NRIC])
  • Recipient confirmations slip of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) or any other government assistance such as MySalam, PeKa B40, eKasih and others. In the event that the participant is not the recipient of the above mentioned assistance, then either their parent, guardian, or spouse must be the recipient in order to participate in this initiative.
  • Application Form with Akademi GA – with details and signature

Dates and Schedules

Cohorts

Subject to HRDF approval, the first cohorts should begin sometime in October. You will receive further details upon HRDF approval of your application. 

 

Course Schedules and Commitment 

10-Week Programs

You attend the online courses 2 days a week for 2-3 hours each day in the evenings. Perfect for busy professionals.

 

5-Week Programs

You attend the online courses 2 days a week for 4-6 hours each day.

 

1-Week Intensive Programs

You attend the online course for ~8 hours a day, every day for just 1 week. If you’ve got a bit of time on your hands, it’s a quick way to gain job-ready skills.

 

Important Prerequisite:

You’ll need to own your own laptop or computer in order to log onto the course live streams.

Applications close on 21 July 2020. 

 

How Do I Apply?

  1. Click the button below, a pop up of the Application form will appear
  2. Fill out the application form, including attaching relevant documents.
  3. Once you’ve submitted the form, Akademi GA will reach out with updates and confirmation

 

Note: Applications have closed.

 FAQ

What are the conditions?

These offerings are a response to the Malaysian Government’s call to training providers as part of their plan to help everyone who was affected by COVID-19 to recover, so there is no catch.

Important Terms and Conditions
  • You are required to own or have access to a laptop or PC to attend the remote sessions, complete coursework, etc.
  • Your application is part of AGA’s proposal as a response to Penjana HRDF’s call for proposal from training providers. This means that when you apply, you are not guaranteed a seat in the free course until HRDF approves your application.
  • Seats are limited and are on a first-come-first-served basis
  • You’ll need to be able to commit to the training you applied to:
    • If the course dates and times do not fit into your schedules, you can defer your course start date only once, subject to course availability.
    • You’ll need to begin your training within 6 months of your application approval.

 

Can I apply to more than one course?

No, each individual is only eligible to apply to 1 scheme and course.

 

If I apply now, can I postpone or cancel my application?

You may not cancel, but you can defer. This is subject to cohort/seat availability and approval by admissions.

 

When can I know more details about the course dates and times?

Once the application has been approved by HRDF, you’ll receive a confirmation and further details from us, including course start dates, schedules, and more.

 

I am not a recipient of government assistance, but my spouse, parent or guardian is. Can I still qualify?

Yes. Submit your spouse, parent or guardian’s proof of government assistance instead of your own. 

You or your parent/guardian must be from the B40 household income group and also a recipient of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) or any other government assistance such as MySalam, PeKa B40, eKasih and others.

 

Are there any hidden charges?

At this point in time, no. Unless otherwise advised by HRDF, you can participate in the course for free, and gain full access. You’ll enjoy all the benefits an AGA student enjoys.

Learn more about AGA here.

 

Are there any prerequisites?

 
You will need your own laptop or PC for all courses.

No. While you’ll be required to upload your highest academic qualification, AGA courses are beginner-friendly and require no prior experience.

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