MIRI: Kolej Komuniti Miri (KKM) is offering short module courses for members of the public, based on request.
However, Social Development and Urbanisation (Sports) Assistant Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin advised that if they had any proposal or suggestion, they could forward them to him or the college.
“As of now the college has 13 short courses starting today until mid next year,” he told a press conference held at the college in Bandar Baru Permyjaya, Tudan yesterday.
Among those on the list are Touch Typing; Communicative English 1; Photography; Western Food Cooking; Power Point 2007; Make-up, Pedicure and Manicure; Flower arrangement; Cake and Pastry and Sewing.
On the photography course, Lee encouraged the journalism fraternity to participate to enhance their skills in addition to reporting and writing skills.
Lee said they looked forward to public response and feedback on the courses offered.
He would discuss with the college to employ more qualified lecturers to meet the demand if there was a need.
“The courses are open to all Malaysians and there is no age limit, meaning anyone can apply including children from five years old and above.
“Each course is RM20 per person but free for senior citizens aged 60 years and above, single parents, orphans and less fortunate,” he clarified.
When asked, Lee said the venue for the courses would depend on the agreement between the college and the clients.
The minimum number of participants for each course is 15.
Touching on manpower, Lee said they would employ college lecturers and specialists in related industries.
Upon completion of their course, participants would receive a certificate of attendance.
On a related matter, Lee said KKM also offered long term courses next July.
Interested public may enrol for the courses at Kolej Komuniti Miri at Jalan Permy Jaya Utama or call 085-653545 for more information.
In this context, Lee suggested a public forum be held to get feedback from the people on ideal courses.
“We are targetting all groups including Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, community leaders and the public,” he said.
KKM’s director Perry Tan Chee Kiong was also at the conference.