e-LATIH is a free online training portal that is open to all Malaysians, launched by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) in early February this year.
The e-learning hub aims to help Malaysians through over 300 courses focusing on skill development and educational content.
e-LATIH is available from 6 February 2021 to 5 February 2022.
As many have been out of employment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the online platform encourages job seekers and even employers to use the free training courses for more opportunities.
In collaboration with Go1, the largest curated e-learning library, e-LATIH courses are provided by the international non-profit aggregator.
It’s easy to start learning a new course on the platform; all you need to do is register for an account and you can choose whatever course you like.
For now, courses are only available in English, but HDRF intends to add more content in various languages further down the line.
Courses offered in e-LATIH don’t require any examination and provide a certificate of completion once finished.
During the first two weeks of launching the e-learning platform, more than 21,000 people registered within the first 10 days, said HRDF Chief Executive Datuk Shahul Hameed Dawood.
Many people have registered for several courses as they look to improve their skills to meet the growing demands of various industries.
Devoting time and effort to self-learning is a good investment, as it can help bolster your resume or current career during this economic uncertainty.
The online platform benefits job seekers by focusing on career-oriented skills, allowing them to elevate themselves and become more attractive job candidates for employers who are constantly looking for skilled staff.
e-LATIH provides a wealth of courses such as programming, financial skills, languages, leadership, project management and many others.
Each course uses a mix of videos, lectures and other teaching aids, which can be more engaging instead of just plain text.
This ease of access means that many people will be able to learn new skills and improve current industry-specific competencies from the comfort of their own homes at any time.
Learning at your own pace means that courses can be completed within a few days to weeks, or months, depending on how fast you can digest the material and how long you want to spend on learning.
Online learning also means that the content can be accessed an unlimited number of times, which is especially useful for those who want to rewatch videos and lectures.
Furthermore, you have the option of studying specific topics of a study field should you already possess the basics, allowing you to spare some time for other productive activities.
More advantageously, when you find yourself enjoying the learning experience, you can gain more confidence in improving yourself, whether by picking up another online course or other forms of self-learning.
For certain, learning new skills during these difficult times can elevate your career or distract you from the frustrations of self-isolation.
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Screenshot from e-LATIH.