Penang Skill Development Centre logo and Saylor Academy logo. PSDC logo is dark blue letters and a crest. Saylor Academy logo is a light blue and dark blue book with a cursor over, combined with text.

Saylor Academy and Penang Skills Development Centre have recently partnered to offer more flexible tuition-free and low-cost learning opportunities for Penang Skills Development Centre’s learners and communities. 

Saylor Academy is a non-profit initiative that believes that education should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. As part of our mission, we partner with organizations worldwide to help educate communities so they can improve their lives. Saylor partners with universities as well as nonprofits, NGOs and government entities, to promote skill development worldwide.

The Saylor Academy and Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) Partnership

In support of this mission, PSDC and Saylor Academy will leverage Saylor Academy’s courses to help students build critical 21st century skills.  These courses earn free certificates that students can display on LinkedIN, post on Facebook or Twitter or link to in a website or personal portfolio.

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PSDC and Saylor Academy both recognize that people face complex barriers to education and skills, not least of which are time and financial resources. This partnership allows students to develop key skills on-demand, and will help them become even more competitive once they enter the marketplace. 

”Saylor Academy is excited to partner with Penang Skills Development Centre” says Jeff Davidson, Executive Director of Saylor Academy. “We are honored to welcome Maylasians to learn new skills at zero cost on our platform and we believe we will be a terrific complement to the programs offered by PSDC.” 

”PSDC is excited to partner with Saylor Academy, a like-minded organization focused on skills learning and the economic opportunities such learning provides,” states Wei Chen Lim, Chief Operating Officer of PSDC. “Both of our institutions serve a wide variety of learners, including adult learners, no matter their background. Partnering with Saylor Academy empowers us to be able to serve even more learners in a sustainable way.” 

About Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it.  We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by credentialed professors with teaching experience as well as industry-leading credentials.  Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve their and their families’ futures. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like-minded organizations to expand our mission further. 

To learn how to partner with Saylor Academy, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at [email protected]

About Penang Skills Development Centre 

The PSDC (Penang Skills Development Centre) was established in 1989 and is the first and largest  tripartite, industry-led skills training and education centre in Malaysia. Since its inception, the PSDC has attained both national and international recognition as a truly successful example of shared learning and a model institution for human resource development to be emulated within Malaysia and around the world.

In the last 34 years, the PSDC has trained over 200,000 participants through more than 10,000 courses; pioneering local industry development initiatives in transforming the workforce and formulation of national policies pertaining to human capital development for school-leavers and university graduates. 

Moving forward, the PSDC focuses on the Centre of Excellence for Industry Revolution 4.0 by providing leadership, a platform for sharing of best practices, as well as talent development in technical and vocational education and training through its high-end Shared Services facilities to meet the current needs and demands of the industry.

To find out more about PSDC, please contact Sau Hun Neoh, Marketing and Communications, at [email protected]