Wednesday, April 1

30,000 training opportunities available every year at KPLB agencies


IPOH: Some 30,000 opportunities for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are available for youths in the country every year at agencies under the Rural Development Ministry, its minister, Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun said yesterday.

She said various levels of TVET programmes are offered by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), Kedah Regional Development Authority (Keda), Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) and the Community Development Department (Kemas).

She said there are 345 courses or TVET learning programmes available at nine institutions, such as at the Mara Advanced Skills Training College,  GiatMara, Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Kemas Skills Training Academy in Gopeng and Seri Iskandar.

“KPLB also works with industry partners because when we provide skills to students, they will need jobs after completing their studies, and today, 10 companies giving job offers to the students,” she said after closing the [email protected]  Expo at Royal College Of Medicine Perak (RCMP), Universiti Kuala Lumpur here yesterday.

Rina said youths should take up skills training to give them added value.

She said the marketability rate of TVET students under the ministry was more than 70 per cent, with Mara at 85 per cent and 74 per cent for Perda. — Bernama