MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MYWiT)

Hire talent with digital-skill training and salary incentives

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What is MYWiT?

MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MYWiT) incentivizes employers to hire Malaysians for digital tech and services jobs via salary and training subsidies. The incentive is funded by the Government of Malaysia to encourage employers to provide job opportunities to unemployed citizens.

What does it offer? This initiative offers 40% salary subsidy for 6 months and training incentives for in-house or external/3rd party training.


Why MYWiT?

Hiring employers

Reduce your hiring cost with salary incentives

Jobseekers

Increase your eligibility and get hired at digital tech or services companies

Upskilling and Reskilling Employees

Increase your new hires’ digital and tech skills at a reduced cost through training incentives

 

Hiring Companies

Incentives

Incentives are available for companies that hire fresh graduates/ unemployed Malaysians/ retrenched employees for the following jobs:

1. Digital Tech roles in any industry

2. Digital Business Services roles in any industry.

The incentives include:

Salary subsidy

  • 40% of Monthly salary for 6 months (maximum incentive is capped at 40% of RM6,500/month, i.e. RM2,600 per pax/month

  • Minimum salary requirement: RM2,000/month

Training subsidy for in-house or external/3rd party training:

  • In-house training (minimum 40 hours/pax) : up to RM5,000/pax

  • External training: up to RM8,000/pax (excluding 6% SST)

Select your training course from here: MDEC’s Digital Skills Training Directory

If the course required not listed in MDEC Digital Skills Training Directory, please contact us at [email protected].

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 or the Companies Act 2016;
  • Minimum paid-up capital: RM20,000;
  • Not subjected to liquidation/winding up order/dormant;
  • Not a public-sector, federal, state statutory body/local authority’s (PBT) employee;
  • Offering employment for a minimum of 12 months and;
  • No close family/business relations to a board of director, shareholder or employee of MDEC.
  • Malaysian citizen;
  • No permanent employment for a minimum of 2 months/fresh graduates/retrenched employees;
  • Commencement date stated in Letter of employment is any date 5th April 2021 to 31st August 2022;
  • Not a close family member of a director or shareholder of the hiring company;
  • Not a current/past beneficiary of any MyDigitalWorkforce Work In Tech (MYWiT) incentive in any company and;
  • Not part of PenjanaKerjaya, Jamin Kerja and Penjana KPT-CAP programmes
 

Application & Reimbursement Process

Step 1

Hire candidate & select training*

Step 2

Apply online

Step 3

Receive MDEC’s confirmation

Step 4

Sign the partnership agreement.

 

*Training can be selected from courses listed in MDEC’s Digital Skills Training Directory.

If the course required not listed in MDEC Digital Skills Training Directory, please contact us at [email protected].

Step 5

Register with MDEC e-invoice system

Step 6

Submit claim & supporting documents via MDEC e-invoice system**

Step 7

Receive payment via online bank transfer

 

**The reimbursement will be on monthly basis

Document Checklist

1. Company Information including:

  • SSM Certificate

2. Job information including :

  • Job descriptions for the applied job roles

3. Employee details including:

  • Copy of employment offer letter for a minimum duration of 12 months
  • Copy of new employee MyKad
  • Employees details (template provided)
  • Copy of final transcript/certificate/official letter of completion from University/institution(for fresh graduate)
  • Retrenchment Letter (for retrenched employee)

4. Training information

a. External training:

  • External training template (provided in application form – Employee Details Excel)
  • Quotation for the selected course(s)

b. In house training:

  • In-house training template (provided in application form – Employee Details Excel)
  • Trainer’s Profile or CV (if the trainer does not have LinkedIn profile)

5. Written declaration that all the documents and information submitted are correct and signed by the employers’ authorized signatory.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


What is MYWiT?
MYWiT is an incentive programme under the Malaysian Government’s Kumpulan Wang COVID-19 to spur job creation and reduce unemployment among Malaysians.
What are MYWiT’s benefits for companies and employers?
MYWiT offers an opportunity for companies/employers to hire unemployed, fresh graduate and retrenched Malaysians and train them according to their needs at a subsidized salary and training cost.
What are MYWiT’s benefits for jobseekers?
MYWiT offers jobseekers the opportunity to secure a digital job with fast growing companies and get trained for in-demand digital skills.
What are the incentives offered under MYWiT initiative?

The incentives offered include:

RM9,800 – RM23,600 (Maximum incentive per person, depending on the salary offered)

  • Salary incentive: 40% of employee’s monthly salary for 6 months (Minimum salary range: RM2,000/months and maximum incentive is capped at 40% of RM6,500/month, i.e. RM2,600 per month/pax)
  • Training Incentive: Up to RM5,000/pax (for In-house training) and/or RM8,000/pax (for External Training)
  • The incentives will be reimbursed to employers
Who is eligible for this programme?

For companies/employers, qualifications include:

  • Incorporation in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 or the Companies Act 2016
  • Minimum paid-up capital: RM20,000
  • Not be the subject of a liquidation/winding up/dormant
  • Not a public-sector employer, federal & states statutory body and local authority
  • Offering employment for a minimum of 12 months
  • Employment offer letter issued after April 5th, 2021 to August 31st, 2022 for a period of at least 12 months
  • Company director / shareholder / partner / senior management to declare and disclose if there is any close business relationship/close family relationship with any of MDEC’s director or employee

For participant employees:

  • Malaysian citizen either unemployed (minimum of 2 months), fresh graduate or retrenched employees
  • Must not be a close family member (spouse, parent, child (including adopted child or step-child), brother or sister, spouse of child, brother or sister) of a director/shareholder/top management of the hiring company
  • Commencement date stated in Letter of employment is any date 5th April 2021 to 31st August 2022
  • Not a current/past beneficiary of any MyDigitalWorkforce Work In Tech (MYWiT) incentive in any company
  • Not resigned or terminated before the commencement date of the MYWiT Partnership agreement with MDEC
  • Not part of PenjanaKerjaya, Jamin Kerja and Penjana KPT-CAP programmes
When can the companies/employers start to claim?

Companies/employers can start claiming the training incentive upon the completion of the training and the salary incentive on a monthly basis via MDEC e-invoice system.

Can a company/employer claim on new hires that have joined the organization prior to applying the MYWiT programme?

Companies can claim for new employees who have been issued of an employment offer letter with commencement date between April 5th, 2021 until August 31st, 2022.

What documents are needed for the application?
Can my company submit multiple applications?

The hiring company may submit multiple applications upon receive the MYWiT application status email for first/previous application.

How long does it take to receive approval upon submission of MYWiT application form?

The application status will correspond within 35 working days after the completed MYWiT application form is submitted.

How does the reimbursement process work?

The company may file for claim for the salary incentive on a monthly basis and the training incentive is claimable after completion of (all) training by the employee. The Hiring companies are given 6 months from the Partnership agreement commencement date (last date of the Partnership agreement signed by the company) to submit their final claim.

Can I replace a participant if one resigns or gets terminated?

Companies/employers are not allowed to backfill/replace participants if they resign or get terminated. Companies/employers are required to notify MDEC and provide documentary evidence within 30 days if the participant resigns, or if employers terminate the participant from the company.

What if the company/employer is unable to meet the commitment?

Companies/employers are expected to abide by the terms and conditions of the incentive. MDEC has the right to blacklist any company that is unable to meet the programme terms and conditions.

What types of jobs are eligible for the incentive?

Any Digital Tech Roles and Digital Business Services Roles; Data Science, Cybersecurity, Games, Software Applications, Animation, Fintech, Digital Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Content Moderation, Customer Experience, Backoffice, Technical Support and Procurement.

What is the minimum salary and contractual employment duration for participants?

The minimum monthly salary is RM2,000 with a minimum of 12-month employment contract.

Can the minimum salary include allowances?

Participating companies/employers must offer basic salary + fixed allowance that is subject to min wage requirements (RM2,000).

Can company/employers claim for salary incentive only?

No. The government’s aim is to support digital re-skilling and up-skilling via the MYWiT programme hence, training is required for each new employee.

How many participants/positions can a company apply?

In support of companies/employers of all sizes, there are no minimum positions required. It is subject to grant availability and approval.

What is the age limit for the participants?

There is no age limit.

Can I hire foreign workers?

No. The incentive is only applicable to Malaysian candidates.

Can the salary/job title/number of participants for specific positions be changed?

No. The same information is required in support of the claim and should in accordance with the MYWiT application form submitted. For any changes, the company/employer needs to submit a new application.

What happens after the 6 months of the claims are completed/fully re-imbursed by MDEC?

Employers are required to provide status report to verify the employment status of the employee under this initiative, at the end of 12 months from the commencement date of employment, including:

  • latest EPF statement or
  • evidence to verify the salary payment transactions of the Participating Employee (only for contract positions)
Does the job seeker need technical skills to qualify for this programme?

No. A job seeker does not need to have technical skills, training should be provided by the hiring company.

What types of training do companies need to commit?

Participants have the option to select either one of the following for each new employee:


What if there is no suitable course on MDEC’s Digital Skills Training Directory for my employee?

We would strongly advise participating employers to subscribe to one of the Learning on Demand online learning platforms listed on MDEC’s Digital Skills Training Directory. These offer a wide selection of quality courses. If the course required not listed in MDEC Digital Skills Training Directory, please contact us at mywit.GMD.com.my

Can I hire external training provider to conduct In-house training?

No. The training provider for In-house training should be among company’s full-time employees or from other entity within the same group of company.

Can the company claim for In-house and External training for the same employee/participant?

No, claims for each employee/participant must be for either In-house training or External training only

Is there a minimum duration for training?

The minimum hours of training for each employee are as follows:

  • In-house training: minimum 40 hours
  • External training: If you choose MDEC Learning on Demand: minimum 20 hours
What documents are needed for the training during the online application?

Refer to the Document checklist

What documents are needed to obtain reimbursement for training?
  • Training attendance slip or Completion certificate
  • In-house Training: Evidence of the training cost (template to be provided by MDEC) and to be signed by the hiring company’s authorized signatory
  • External Training: Invoice and proof of payment of the training cost
What if the cost of the training exceeds the incentive amount?

The employer is expected to bear any costs that exceed the approved training incentive.