Youth Skills Development Division

General Information | National Youth Skills Institute | IKBN Industrial Training Organisation Chart

1.1 Background

At the beginning of the establishment, the Division (formerly Skills Branch) is one of the branches in Youth Development Division. In 2001, it was upgraded to Skills Development Division through the restructuring of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Since then, Under Director was accountable to the Deputy Secretary-General (Operations), KBS.

Restructuring of the Skills Development Division is due to the increasing function in planning and monitoring skills training programme through the following approaches
- Full-time skills courses at the National Youth Skills Institute (IKTBN/IKBN)
- Human Development Course (leadership, entrepreneurship, discipline) for youth
- Short-Term Skills and Customised Course for youth
- Skills courses at private institutions (sponsored trainee programme)

1.2 Vision, Mission, Objectives, Client’s Charter

Build a generation of youth who have self-esteem and competence in skills to meet the needs of nation’s development

Produce youths who are skilled, disciplined, virtuous and enlightened to the needs of the workforce in line with the nation’s development

Provide skills training opportunities to youth through various approaches to produce skilled manpower to meet the needs of the nation

Client‘s Charter
1. To ensure that the application to enrol in the skills training programme known five (5) weeks after closing date
2. To ensure that teachers attend skills upgrading courses at least one (1) time a year
3. To ensure that training modules reviewed within (1) year from the date of directions issued by the certification body
4. Ensure training facilities and equipment meet the requirements of industry standard

1.3 1.3 The Branches

There are six (6) branches in the Skills Development Division

1. Training and Development Planning Branch
2. Curriculum Development Branch
3. Operations Training Branch
4. Commissioning and Industrial Relations Branch
5. Industrial Training Branch
6. Finances and Administration Branch

Training and Development Planning Branch
Planning and Coordination Unit
1. Plan the direction, strategy and training programme in line with the current needs of the country
2. Designing new majors in line with the current needs of the employment market in the industrial sector
3. Plan and analyse the effectiveness of the appointment system
4. To plan the upgrading of facilities and equipment
5. Plan to increase the capacity and expansion of IKBN
6. Designing a new approach towards improving the quality and quantity of training
7. Designing a cooperation programme with government agencies and the private sector local and abroad
8. Collect and analyse information
9. Development of Information Systems
10. Coordinate reports and statements feedback
11. Review and evaluation of the teaching programme and delivery system
12. Restructure the present organisational structure and apply for new positions for IKBN
13. Coordinate the responses of parliament

Physical Development Unit
1. To study the needs and propose the development of a new training institute in Malaysia Five Year Plan
2. Identify the physical components for each new institutes construction project
3. Coordinate and supervise the construction of a new institute in Malaysia Plan
4. Review proposal on upgrading existing IKBN
5. Review proposal on upgrading existing IKBN’s equipment and identify new requirements
6. Coordinate the technical requirements for the procurement of IKBN new equipment and facilities
7. To supervise and co-ordinate training equipment inventory of IKBN facilities
8. Coordinate the development and the budget allocation for the maintenance of IKBN’s facilities management, buildings and equipment

Curriculum Development Branch
Technical Curriculum Unit

1. To plan and coordinate curriculum development in technical and vocational skills training at IKBN/IKTBN based on skills standard
2. Plan and coordinate the development of teaching and learning materials based on the curriculum developed
3. Monitor the implementation of the training according to the developed curriculum, teaching materials, teaching aid and learning guide
4. Help identify needs in training equipment appropriate to the curriculum
5. Identify the needs of the course, the level and duration based on industry demand
6. Provide technical advice on infrastructure development
7. Evaluate and update the curriculum of technical and vocational skills training
8. Coordinate and supervise the implementation of IKBN/IKTBN Skills Competition

General Learning Unit
1. To plan and coordinate the development of general education curriculum at IKBN/IKTBN
2. Plan and coordinate the development of teaching and learning materials based on the developed      curriculum
3. Monitor the implementation of the training according to the curriculum, teaching materials, teaching and learning aid guide developed
4. Review and update the general education curriculum from time to time
5. Assist in overseeing the implementation of the IKBN/IKTBN Skills Competition

Training Operations Branch
IKBN Management Coordination Unit
1. Managing the recruitment and student records
2. Prepare and update officers and staff of the BPK and IKBN
3. Managing the operation of the IKBN services (security, food and hygiene)
4. Monitor all programmes implemented in IKBN/IKTBN/KBN (full-time courses, short courses, English language training, ICT and programme)
5. Oversee complaints and investigations of IKBN
6. IKBN Directors Meeting Secretariat
7. Monitoring the management and operation of IKBN/ KBN/IKTBN (management and staff welfare)

Instructor Development Unit
1. To plan and oversee the academic and skills upgrading programme to IKBN’s instructors - pedagogy, skills upgrading programme (KBS), skills upgrading programme (PSD)
2. Plan the placement of instructors according to qualification
3. Plan programme in increasing the human capital building ‘s instructors

Student Affairs Unit
1. Oversee and manage students’ co-curriculum
2. Supervise student disciplinary action
3. Secretariat of IKBN Convocation
4. Manage IKBN Alumni
5. Monitor the CITRA programme

Accreditation and Industry Relations Branch
Accreditation Unit

1. Ensuring accreditation for the courses conducted by national skills standards SKM, ST and JKKP
2. Carry out training inspectorate to IKBN/IKTBN/KBN to guarantee the quality of training
3. Manage the creation of a new accreditation centre
4. Manage related matters in IKBN/IKTBN/KKBN’s examination

Industrial Relations Unit
1. To plan and coordinate industrial training for students of IKBN/IKTBN/KBN
2. Establish relationships for the implementation of modular, customized and short-term courses in IKBN/IKTBN/KBN according to the needs of industry
3. Identifying job opportunities in industry
4. To advice and assistance in managing the placement of students after training industry
5. Develop a collaboration with the private sector to improve the quality of skills training
6. Hold the promotion and publicity of all training programmes

Industrial Training Branch
Coordination and Operations Unit
1. Coordinate student affairs programme
2. Plan, coordinate and oversee the recruitment and placement of students for Training Place Funding Programme, Apprenticeship Programme, Non-Formal Skills Training and      Career Seminar Day
3. The preparation, coordination and supervision of provisions
4. Providing data and Programme Evaluation Report
5. Coordinate the inspectors on training place
6. Manage to gain recognition
7. Branch promotion and documentation
8. Coordinate branch’s provision

Informal Training Unit
1. Manage and oversee the Informal Skills Training Programme (LKTF)
2. Manage and oversee the Career Day Seminar programme
3. Develop the provision of programme modules
4. Monitoring and evaluation of the programme conducted
5. To monitor programme’s expenditure nationwide

Training Development Unit
1. Manage and oversee the Financing of Training Places programme
2. To monitor provision of programme’s expenditure
3. To provide inspectors and visits to the training centre
4. To monitor the implementation of programs, courses and programme reports
5. Manage student affairs

Finance and Administration Branch
Management and Finance Unit

1. Financial management and supervision of the procurement Division
2. Management and coordination of the preparation of the Annual Operating Budget for Division and IKBN/IKTBN
3. Supervision and coordination of Operating Budget provision and expenditure in IKBN/ IKTBN
4. To manage and supervise establishment and service of the officers and staff of the Division of Resource Management at the Ministry

Administrative Unit
1. Administrative Management division
2. Manages inventory, stock verification, disposal and write-off of assets in the Division
3. Management of the Division’s file


2. National Youth Skills Institute

2.1 Introduction

National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN), formerly known as the Youth Training Centre introduced by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 1964. The early goal was to address the problem of unemployment by offering skills training programmes among dropped out youths. In the early 1990s, training programme extended to human resource development, training youth in technical and vocational skills to produce skilled workforce for the country’s industrial sectors.

To date, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has 15 IKBN including a National Youth Skills Higher Institute (IKTBN). Six (6) additional IKBN are under construction and expected to make its first intake in 2011.

Construction of IKBN proved the government's determination to provide opportunities in skills training for youths in various technical and vocational fields in line with the needs of skilled workforce. Added courses in various fields and skill levels can produce more skilled workers

The goals of IKBN’s establishment:

- Provide opportunities for skills training in various fields to school leavers
- To provide exposure of entrepreneurship in the skills acquired.

- Provide programme leadership, spirituality and nationhood for laying down/ shaping ideal youth

IKBN/ IKTBN conducts Integrated Approach training concept. Through this system, the training component carried out simultaneously. The training components are-

> Training
> Leadership and Public Administration
> Religious and Spirituality
> Entrepreneurship
> Marching
> Sports and Recreation

2.2 Logo IKBN

Logo Definition


Means the IKBN is a place for youth to gain skills training. The blue colour means IKBN produces blue-collar workforce that skilled and recognised

Gear: :
Meaning that skilled youth is the driving force for developing the country. Yellow means excellence in training that emphasised in the IKBN

Gear arch in red :
Means the IKBN’s effort to instil courage and perseverance of the students for the challenge of working life ahead

Book symbol :
Means knowledge gained by youth in IKBN include practical and theoretical lessons. Book cover green means the youth also applied religious and moral values to produce skilled and noble youth

2.3 List of IKBN
1. IKBN Peretak, Selangor
2. IKBN Dusun Tua, Selangor
3. IKBN Wakaf Tapai, Terengganu
4. IKBN Jitra, KEdah
5. IKTBN Sepang, Selangor
6. IKBN Seri Iskandar, Perak
7. IKBN Pagoh, Johor
8. IKBN Chembong, Negeri Sembilan
9. IKBN Alor Gajah, Melaka
10. IKBN Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
11. IKBN Bachok, Kelantan
12. IKBN Kuala Perlis, Perlis
13. IKBN Kinarut, Sabah
14. IKBN Miri, Sarawak
15. IKBN Temerloh, Pahang
16. IKBN Kemasik, Terengganu
17. IKBN Pekan, Pahang
18. IKBN Naka, Kedah
19. IKBN Bandar Penawar, Johor
20. IKBN Kuala Langat, Selangor
21. IKBN Tanah Merah, Kelantan

2.4 Address of IKBN

IKTBN Sepang
Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi
43900 Sepang, Selangor.
Tel: 03 – 87061720
IKBN Dusun Tua
KM 25, Dusun Tua
43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor.
Tel: 03 – 90217100

IKBN Peretak
44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
Tel: 03 - 60651401
IKBN Wakaf Tapai
KM 24 Jln K.Terengganu - K.Berang Wakaf Tapai
21040 Marang, Terengganu.
Tel: 09 – 6802077

IKBN Jitra
Jln Changloon
06000 Jitra, Kedah
Tel: 04 – 9174676
IKBN Seri Iskandar
Bandar Seri Iskandar
32600 Bota, Perak
Tel: 05 – 3711300

IKBN Kuala Perlis,
Jln. Bukit Kubu,
02000 Kuala Perlis, Perlis
Tel: 04 – 9855985
IKBN Bukit Mertajam,
14000 Berapit, Bkt. Mertajam,
Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04 – 5225288

IKBN Bachok,
Kg. Tangok,
16300 Bachok, Kelantan.
Tel: 09 – 7787700
IKBN Alor Gajah,
KM 34, Jln. Ramuan China Besar,
78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka.
Tel: 06-3851255

IKBN Pagoh,
KM 21, Jln. Panchur,
84500 Pagoh,
Muar, Johor
Tel: 06 – 9737836
IKBN Chembong,
71300 Rembau,
Negeri Sembilan.
Tel: 06 – 6857900

IKBN Miri,
Jln. Permy Jaya Utama,
Bandar Baru Permy Jaya,
98000 Miri, Sarawak.
Tel: 085- 660714
IKBN Kinarut,
W.D.T 16, Jalan Limau-Limauan
89609 Papar. Sabah.
Tel: 088-755929

IKBN Temerloh
Kampong Bongsu, Lanchang
Lot PT 4223, Mkm. Semantan,
28000 Temerloh, Pahang
Tel: 09 – 2805550

2.5 Full-time courses offered

1. Electrical Engineering Technologyl
2. Electronic Engineering Technology
3. Mechanical Engineering Technology
4. Automotive Engineering Technology
5. Civil Engineering Technology
6. Marine Engineering Technology
7. Photography Technology
8. Information Technology
9. Textiles and Apparel Technology
10.Food Technology
11.Personal Services

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2.6 Certification Body

Here are the certification bodies that recognise competence qualifications and skills in the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN):
Certification Body Certification

Department of Skill Development (DSD),,
Ministry of Human Resources; Malaysia Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 1, 2 and 3
Malaysia Skills Diploma (DKM) Level 4
Malaysia Skills Advanced Diploma (DLKM) Level 5
Energy Commission (ST) Certificate of Competency Wireman
Certificate of Competency Chargeman
Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Ministry of Human Resource Skills Training Certificate
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Technology Diploma
National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) Technology Certificate, Diploma


- Open to all individuals/industry employees who are interested
- Accommodation and meals not included
- Training Fees are not funded
- Certification as a full-time course
- Courses undertaken outside office hours
- Please contact IKBN/IKTBN for more information

- Open to all individuals/employees in the industry
- The course Modules can be modified according to the requirements of participants
- Accommodation and meals not included
- Training Fees are not funded
- Certificate of attendance will be issued by the related IKBN/IKTBN
- Courses undertaken outside office hours
- Please contact IKBN/IKTBN for more information.

3. 2Y SKILLS PROGRAMME (Skills to Youth)
It is seen as a channel for the Ministry fulfil various activities in establishing interest in the handiworks (skills) mainly for school leavers and working youth who want to improve their skills

2Y Skill Programme is a short-term informal training programme for youth. This programme is for community nearby so participants can attend the course effortlessly

Open to:
1. School leavers Youth
2. Youth at work
3. The members of youth associations
4. Youth in the age group 18 to 30 years

The objectives:
1. Optimise the infrastructure and resources manpower available in IKBN for the benefit of youth and local communities and IKBN itself
2. Disclose field of skills in IKBN as well as provide skills training opportunities and career paths for youths
3. Assist in implementing youth interest in generating skilled workforce to develop their own nation without depending on foreign workers alone
4. Fill the youth free time on weekends
5. Promote the areas of expertise that are less popular among youth.

Facilities granted to the participants of the programme:
1. Training materials (consumable materials)
2. Meals
3. Accommodations
4. Utilities
5. Certification for Participants
6. Insurance for Participants
7. Participants’ Attire

Course duration:
For 3 days 2 nights
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday) for 20 hours

The capacity of the participants
Minimum = 5
Maximum = 15

Among the short-term courses are offered :
Baking, engine motorcycles services, sewing traditional dress, and drawing patterns for Malay clothes, cook western food, Batik canting.
* The above courses are not compulsory, subject to change

Please contact your local IKBN for the courses offered.

4Y Skill programme is a short-term training programme for youths to acquire skills. Participants will be given training by the IKBN’s at the workshop and equipment at IKBN

The objectives of the programme
1. Optimize the infrastructure and manpower resources available in IKBN for the benefit of youth and local    communities and IKBN itself.
2. Disclose field of skill in IKBN as well as provide skills training opportunities and career paths for youths
3. Assist youth’s interest in generating skilled workforce to develop their own nation without depending on  foreign workers alone
4. Fill youth free time on weekends.
5. Promote the areas of expertise that are less popular among youth

Open to:
1. Youth aged 16 to 25 who can read and write
2. Other conditions according to the needs of the course; not colour blind, no handicapped

Forms may be obtained:

Skills courses are as follows :
a. Electrical Engineering
1. Electrical Installation Course (lamps, fans, plug)
2. Air Conditioners Maintenance Course, etc

b. Electronics Engineering
1. Alarm Systems Course
2. Sensor courses, etc

c. Mechanical Engineering
1. Grille Iron course
2. Light up Signboard courses, etc

d. Civil Engineering
1. Tile Installation Course
2. Brick Laying Course
3. Door Maintenance Course
4. Shower Systems, etc

e. Automotive Engineering
1. Brake Maintenance Course
2. Maintenance and Engine Tuning Course
3. Maintenance Air Conditioners Course
4. Basic Auto Electric
5. Motorcycle Maintenance courses, etc

f. Food Technology
1. Cake Decorating Classes
2. Fruit Carving Course
3. Pasta Cooking Course
4.Table Setting & Napkin Folding Courses, etc

g. Textiles and Apparel
1. Beaded Course
2. Sew Curtains Course
3. Basic Hand stitch (hemming, herring-bone)
4. Veil Canting course
5. Ribbon Embroidery courses, etc

h. Personal Services
1. Treatment and Nail Care courses
2. Hair Cutting Techniques Course
3. Basic Makeup
4. Facial Treatment courses, etc

i. Marine Engineering
1. Boat Engine Maintenance courses, etc

j. Computer and Multimedia Technology
1. Computer Installation Courses
2. Graphic Editing courses, etc

*The above courses are not compulsory, subject to change.

Facilities for participants of the programme :
1. Training materials (consumable materials)
2. Meals
3. Accommodation
4. Utilities
5. Certification
6. Insurance
7. Laundry
8. Student kit

Course duration :
For 3 days 2 nights
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday) for 20 hours.
The capacity of the participants
Minimum = 5
Maximum = 15

Forms may be obtained from nearby IKBN.


IKBN Industrial skills training programmes is a complementary to existing programmes. It is an alternative for youths to get skills training

The objectives of this programme :
i.  Providing greater training opportunities to school leavers to gain the basic skills for them to pursue further training or enter the job market
ii. To increase the number of trained manpower to meet the demands of various sectors of employment
iii. Providing a second chance to the youth to gain knowledge and skills in accordance with their interest

3.1 Training Place Funding Programme (Buying Places)

Methods of implementation
Selected youth will be placed on full-time training in private training institutes established by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The institutes responsible to teach students according to the time and certification prescribed

Training Places
Run full time courses at private training institute appointed by KBS as training providers

Students will be awarded the Malaysian Skills Certificate (SM) issued by the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Human Resources according to level and student’s achievement

The Ministry will fully fund the training fees of students and provide living allowance of RM210.00 per month during the study period.

Entry Requirements
- Malaysian
- Aged 17 to 25 years
- Minimum requirements – Complete Form Five
- Single/Unmarried
- Do not have a criminal record
- Passed medical examination

How to apply
Fill in the application form, which is available at the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports and State Department of Youth and Sports

3.2Informal Skill Training (LKTF) in the State of Youth and Sports Complex

LKTF is a flexible skills training approach and does not require heavy technical, large and numerous equipment. The approach is simple and quick.

- Increase training opportunities for school leavers
- Increase the number of trained and skilled workforce
- Increase the utilization rate of Youth and Sports Complex through beneficial activities

The concept of implementation
Fully carried out in the State of Youth and Sports Complex or where proper as determined by the State Department of Youth and Sports (JBSN). Conducted over the weekend according to the schedule mentioned. This programme run on weekdays subjected to the participants’ reception and the ability to get teaching staff.

Short-term training is at basic skills training enable participants to recognise and understand the basic skills. The next skills gained through an advanced course or nature of work involved later

Courses offered
The course determined by JBSN subject to the ability of teachers and equipment. Among the courses conducted are computer repair course, cuisine, cakes and pastries, sewing, mechanics, motorcycles, auto mechanic, embroidery and others

Training period
The training period of each module is between 8 to 30 hours. Duration of training per session is between 2 to 3 hours according to courses..

3.3 National Youth Apprenticeship Scheme

National Youth Apprenticeship scheme is a method of training in the form of cooperation between the private and the Government. Through this scheme the employer will sponsor apprentices and provides on-the-job training, while the Government will provide advisory training services and incentives

Implementation methods
This scheme involves a programme of Hotel Industry Apprenticeship Programme(HIAS). It is the cooperation of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and the Private College.

The concept and place of training
Theoretical training conducted by private colleges and training on the job carried out at the premises of the sponsors hotel

Curriculum and Recognition
The curriculum is based on national skill standards (NOSS) and the Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) and the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Human Resources. It will be awarded to successful students

Monthly Allowance
Ministry of Youth and Sports will provide a monthly allowance of RM210.00 and the sponsor hotel will contribute the rest

How to apply
The colleges at the major newspapers will publish the ad. Applicants can come directly to the colleges involved in 'walk-in interview' with the hotel sponsors or apply directly from the Ministry of Youth and Sport by completing the relevant forms.


* Source from: Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia
Last Updated: 22/04/2014
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