The Competency Level of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Malaysia
Abd Rahman Ahmad1, Kek Siok Yee2, Khairunesa Isa3, Ng Kim Soon4, Hairul Rizad Md Sapry5
1Abd Rahman Ahmad, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
2Kek Siok Yee, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
3Khairunesa Isa, Centre for General Studies and Co-Curricular, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
4Ng Kim Soon, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
5Hairul Rizad Md Sapry, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Institute of Industrial Technology (UniKL MITEC).
Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 314-317 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10440585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1044.0585C19
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Abstract: Poor competency of construction workers in the construction industry is considered one of the most discouraging human resource issues in developing countries. This paper reports an investigation into the competency level of Indonesian migrant workers in the Malaysian construction industry. Data from this research was collected from the survey questionnaires with 300 Indonesian migrant workers. Results indicated that the levels of knowledge, skill and attitude among Indonesian migrant workers towards the trades in the construction industry only showed moderate levels. Suggestions for ways to overcome skill gap among Indonesian migrant workers were given in order to enhance their competency level in the construction industry.
Keywords: Competency, Indonesian Migrant Workers.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences