23rd NOVEMBER 2018 - KUALA LUMPUR: Talent Development (M) Sdn Bhd was awarded the SME Association of Malaysia’s Platinum Business Awards 2018 under the SME Rising Star Award category for being a young SME who is at an early stage of growth and has demonstrated perseverance under a competitive operating environment at the Platinum Business Awards 2018 ceremony here today. This is also Talent Development’s 2nd consecutive PBA award win, the 1st was for the category of SME Women Entrepreneur.

As a training company that aims to contribute towards the national agenda of having a 35% skilled workforce by 2020, Talent Development offers various programmes that prepare the workforce in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 IOT (Internet of Things) ecosystem by partnering with global technology players.

“We at Talent Development are very honoured to receive this award. We are driven to serve our clients with the best and we are truly grateful to SME Malaysia for acknowledging the effort that we have put in with this award. The awards theme this year which is ‘Local Innovation, Global Recognition’ perfectly epitomises the spirit we have in driving ourselves forward.” said Prasanna Sailanathan, Chief Operating Officer of Talent Development (M) Sdn Bhd.

Talent Development was incorporated in 2010 and is renowned for offering exciting training programmes delivered by an ambitious team of qualified and highly experienced trainers. Over the years, Talent Development has partnered with key global technology players such as Siemens, Maersk Training, DellEMC and Festo in a bid to upskill, reskill and multi-skill the current workforce.

“In this era of disruptive technology, Talent Development is constantly grooming participants to embrace change as it is the only constant. We do this by constantly improving our service offerings and ensuring that all our programmes are relevant. We have also heavily invested in the latest technologies in order to give our participants a hands-on experience and ensure that they are industry ready when they complete our programmes. This is evident with our latest FESTO MPS 203 D training station with RFID capabilities which gives a hands-on approach and value add to our participants.” said Prasanna.

The Platinum Business Awards is one of the nation’s most trusted and prestigious business awards with emphasis placed on strategic management approach and serve as the highest accolade for SMEs which has achieved the utmost excellence in all key business management disciplines. This award also acts as an authentic testimony and recognition of the business excellence achieved by these SMEs both locally as well as abroad.


Talent Development (M) Sdn Bhd has a vision to be a globally and industry recognised training provider in line with the 2020 vision spearheading Malaysia as a developed nation with its 12 NKEAS (National Key Economic Areas) as the focus in education for human capital development in the training sector, which in turn helps cultivate Malaysians to be globally competent in the workforce.

With the aim in upskilling, reskilling and multi-skilling the workforce, Talent Development (M) Sdn Bhd has the mission to spearhead human capital in the nation’s workforce development in the technology and engineering driven industries.

Talent Development provides accredited globally recognised industry programs into Malaysia that has credibility and are professionally certified. Our training focus is on Engineering and Technology related programmes such as Siemens Mechatronics System Certification Programme (SMSCP), Siemens Industry Training (SITRAIN), Maersk IWCF Drilling Well Control and Dell EMC Data Science and Big Data Analytics programmes. We have also partnered with Festo, Germany as the technology & education partner for Industry 4.0. Due to the passion and competitiveness within us, we boast to obtain the FIRST private Siemens Mechatronic System Certification Programme (SMSCP) Training Centre in ASEAN and also the FIRST authorised MAERSK Training Centre in ASEAN.

With the capability of customising courses to suit organisation needs, Talent Development (M) Sdn Bhd is able to cater and create programmes according to the requirements of industries.

With its target participants having minimum requirements of a diploma and degree, as well as fresh graduates, working adults and retrenched workers, Talent Development (M) Sdn Bhd will organise programmes in professional certification for your best career progression.