Our Solution

The SOLS Insight

72% of our SPM Graduates leave school without employable English and when they start working, they will earn 50-80% less than their counterparts with higher English skills - causing major economic implications over their career.

SOLS edu's mission is to bridge this knowledge gap by providing affordable high-quality education. We offer specialised English, digital skills and soft skills courses for work and business that employers are searching for in potential candidates.

To learn more about how SOLS edu programmes are designed, watch the video on our insights and read about how we designed the solution based on years of research and practice.

Stages of the pathway

Our research highlights the projected pathway of a B40 individual’s end result based on the educational footprint they follow and the challenges they face.

Having access to support at key stages is crucial to enable a B40 child, youth or adult to move out of the cycle of poverty into the Middle Class (M40).

Our in-depth review of the pathway of a B40 individual and their predicted outcome provided three main takeaways:

  1. In order to achieve an outcome that secures quality of life, financial resilience and progression is Middle class, meaning they would have a household income in the RM6,000+ threshold and a reliable social network that would make it harder for them to slip back into poverty;
  2. The main driver for B40 outcomes is that B40 youth fail in secondary school or before completing tertiary education;
  3. In order for young people to qualify for a Middle class income, they must complete a minimum of SPM and a form of vocational training / Apprenticeship / Tertiary and get the necessary support such as our design through Support4U.

Our Solution Design

The overarching long term goal is to create systematic change. Thus, we are designing a solution to provide three clear impact outcomes for B40 youth progression.

  1. University
  2. TVET
  3. Self employment or Entrepreneurship
  4. Apprenticeship

Phase 1: Given our existing programmes, expertise and accreditations in providing vocational training for young people, we have begun evolving our SOLS Academy of Innovation into the SOLS Solar Academy and SOLS TVET Academy using both digital and offline delivery methods.

Phase 2: Continue to support the other three pathways with SOLS Skills Hub to showcase its long term impact, where we will advocate for it to be implemented on a national scale.

Phase 3: Work backwards into primary and secondary school education to increase rate of progression prior to SPM.

There are more than 17 different skill blocks such as Communication Skills, Digital Career Tools, Job Readiness as well as 60 modules (and counting!) in all three of Our programmes.

Our Skills Library

To support you in achieving your full potential, SOLS provides holistic skills-based programmes addressing three impact areas: Hard Skills, Life Skills, and Professional Skills. Each impact area comprises specific skill blocks/topics with dozens of tailored modules that contribute to a complete personal and professional development.

Hard Skills

  • English Communication
  • Digital Career Tools
  • Solar PV Installation Training

Life Skills

  • How to Apply for College
  • Self Discovery
  • Study Effectively
  • Communication Skills
  • Future Goals
  • Learning and Developing
  • Handle My Finances
  • My Wellbeing

Professional Skills

  • How to Apply for a Job
  • Job Readiness
  • Transition from Studies to Work
  • How to Be Professional
  • Dealing With Conflict
  • Career Progression

Our Technology

Our overarching goal to create systemic change by scaling the programme to tens of thousands of students yearly is possible thanks to the technology we have built and are continuously improving. This includes a website, web app and an Android app.

This technology enables nationwide (and region-wide) access to live and pre-recorded interactive classes. Our online platform-web app is synchronized to break down content in a tailored fashion for ease of understanding and to ensure mastery of the targeted competencies.

The progressive web app is powered by various technologies working in cohesion for a comprehensive learning experience.