TAWAU: Youth in the district are urged to take every opportunity available to them including by participating in skills training programmes, especially entrepreneurship as to increase their income.
Sabah Deputy Minister of Resource Development and IT Technology, Datuk Hamisa Samat, said entrepreneurship is one of the important field championed by the government to strengthen the nation’s economy, besides from guaranteeing the wellbeing of the communities in the future.
She said the young generation should take these opportunities in order for them to become a successful entrepreneurs, and not to let such opportunities to slip away.
There are many parties who provide assistance, including the government agencies and private sector, in the hope to empower young entrepreneurs from the Bumiputera group.
“Entrepreneurship has a bright future and it can generate more profits for individuals who are committed,” she said during officiating the closing ceremony for Fashion Design Course for Session1/2015, organized by Giat Mara Kalabakan.
The Tanjong Batu Assemblyperson (ADUN) also said participants who are interested with the profression will need to prepare themselves with various skills and knowledge in order to achieve their target in the business.
“One of the career paths that requires creativity is fashion design. The fashion world is always changing based on the current trend.
“This progression is actually not monopolized by women; instead men are also part of this field and have created their own name as what we can see today. There are many famous and successful male designers in Malaysia and in the international stage,” she added.
Giat Mara Kalabakan was founded in July 2013 and has since produced 94 trainees from local communities in Tawau. – SayangSabah