Akademi TDM was launched in August 2017 to conduct specialised training programmes to meet the needs of the Group and also, potentially, private entities across Terengganu which include smallholders and other parties involved in oil palm plantation. Training is conducted by either internal and external trainers.
Orientation and induction training sessions are conducted by either the Estate Manager or Assistant Manager, as well as the estate’s personnel in charge of Safety, Health and Environment with the assistance of an interpreter where applicable. Training material is currently available in English and Malay.
Capability building includes best practice training for agriculture, environmental management, peat management, health and safety, and fire prevention techniques. Trainings are generally delivered by the Training Department and Human Resource departments throughout the Group’s operations.
In 2018, TDM Berhad and TDM Plantation Sdn. Bhd. invested a total of RM73,583 as compared with RM211,092 in 2017 for employee training and development programmes. Cost has been drastically reduced since the inception of Akademi TDM in 2017 and in-house training has been in full gear.