What is SBL?
Skim Bantuan Latihan (SBL), is the main scheme under Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). Under this scheme, employers are free to identify their own training needs and implement their training programmes, with the aim to retrain and upgrade their employees’ skills, in line with their operational and business requirements. SBL is offered based on these fundamental guidelines below:-
- HRDF provide specialised training grant as an incentive for employers to retrain and upgrade workers’ skills, in line with the needs of their business requirement. Training grant is not a subsidy for training;
- Under SBL Scheme, employers are to identify their workers’ training needs and obliged to pay fully the training programme; and
- For programmes under the SBL Scheme, prior approvals must be obtained from HRDF. Reimbursement of allowable training costs is based on the rate of financial assistance as determined by HRDF from time to time. Payment is based on EMPLOYER CLAIM.