Penang Skills Development Centre



The PSDC (Penang Skills Development Centre) was established in 1989 and is the first tripartite, industry-led skills training and education centre in Malaysia. Since its inception, the PSDC has grown phenomenally to become the premier learning institution in the country, dedicated to meet the immediate human resource needs of the business community and to support and strengthen business requirements. It 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 and beyond Malaysia.

Over a period of 33 years, the Centre has trained over 250,000 participants through more than 13,000 courses; pioneered local industry development initiatives; assisted in the input and formulation of national policies pertaining to human capital development and contributed directly to the Malaysian workforce transformation initiatives.


Their vision
Be the leading Centre of Excellence for Skills and Talent Development

Their mission
To proactively support the industry in the development of skilled and talented workforce in the areas of Design and Development, Manufacturing, and Services in a rapidly changing technology and business environment

Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) and Saylor Academy have partnered to offer skill development opportunities to PSDC students. Students can take any Saylor Academy course and earn fully digital, shareable certificates, however, PSDC and Saylor Academy have recommended the following courses to help you start on your journey.


Centre Recommended Course Categories

  1. Business Administration

  2. Communication

  3. Computer Science

  4. English

  5. English as Second Language

  6. Learning Skills

  7. Physics

  8. Pre-College Skills

  9. Professional Development