KUCHING: It is highly recommended that centres providing skills training use synergy to optimise their financial resources and to coordinate with Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera (Tegas).
According to Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Promotion of Technical Education) Datu Len Talif Salleh, these centres would be more cost effective if they work together to conduct roadshows or promotional activities on their courses.
“To avoid any tussles of new student intakes, it is still okay if the centres organise their own roadshows but it would be so much better if all the centres can work together,” said Len during a working visit to the Advanced Technology Training Centre (Adtec) in Bintulu on Saturday.
Len, who was accompanied by Tegas operations chief Awangku Merali, also announced that Adtac Bintulu would be assisted by Tegas to promote their skills training courses to SPM school leavers.
He noted that not all school leavers want to pursue academic courses for their tertiary education as they are more interested in technical studies.
On another note, Tegas has included Adtec in its promotional campaign and roadshows across Sarawak such as the Dream Realised (Pro-DR) campaign and SCaT.
Also present was Adtec Bintulu director Dr Ramli Rashidi, who said that graduates from the centre would be categorised as highly skilled workers as they would end their studies with the Malaysian Skills Diploma certificate from the Department of Skills Development under
the Ministry of Human Resources.
He also said that the six courses offered in Adtec Bintulu were certified by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), making the centre on par with other polytechnics and public institutions of higher learning (IPTA).
“Currently a total of 86 Adtec Bintulu graduates have acquired jobs in Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, Murphy (Sarawak) Oil, CMS Berhad and other leading companies,” said Ramli.