Making the Needs of Employees and Employers Meet


Vocational training is what keeps workers skilled and relevant. PSDC has been steadily providing this service for decades.

Vocational education and training (VET) connotes pre-employment training, skills upgrading, retraining and remedial training, which are all meant to prepare individuals for employment. In Penang, the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) is the main provider of VET. Under its umbrella, programmes in leadership and business management, technical development, information technology, industry-endorsed specialised certification programmes (IESCP) as well as skills training in engineering and applied engineering are offered to students and workers. They culminate in a certificate, a diploma or a degree.

Decades Developing Talents

Established in May 1989, PSDC is a nonprofit organisation comprising 198 member companies with more than 120,000 employees.

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