Introduction

In response to government's aspiration toward improving employees' skills among local workers in the commodity sector, Ministry of Primary Industries has established a formal training institution namely Institute of Malaysian Plantation and Commodities (IMPAC) on 4th November 2010. The main objective of IMPAC is to merge and coordinate all courses and training carried out by the different agencies under one organization. Agencies involved are Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB), Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) and National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (NKTB).