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ILTP to improve skills acquirement programmes

Sabah JPSM Director, Billy Yumbod
Sabah JPSM Director, Billy Yumbod

KOTA KINABALU: Collaborations between Technical and Commerce Training Institute (ILTP), Department of Human Resource Development (JPSM), and Petronas Petroleum Technology Institute (INSTEP) in carrying out ILTP trainings are needed to improve human resource through programmes for skills acquirement.

Sabah JPSM Director, Billy Yumbod, said through the institutions’ five-year collaborations, about 12 programmes had been launched and successful in producing 151 graduates for the local and international job markets especially in the gas and petroleum industry.

“I am informed that INSTEP Petronas under the VISTA project has upgraded these programmes by offering financial aids or scholarschip for trainees who are participating in INSTEP programmes in Sabah and Sarawak,” he said during the presentation of end of ILTP end of training certificates ceremony for 2015/1 session.

The event was officiated by the state Minister of Resource Development and IT Technology, Datuk Siringan Gubat.

Also present were the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Datuk Bruno Vun.

Billy also said about 359 ILTP trainees are registered for the January-April session and will go through the 15 technical and commerce skills programmes at Papar ILTP Main Campus and Kota Kinabalu ILTP campus branch.

From the 15 programmes, 11 of them are on the same level with Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) for level one to three, with one programme equivalent to the fourth-level Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM), two others are extension certificates-level with the cooperation with INSTEP, and one programme with the same status with JPSM Basic Skills Certificate. – SayangSabah

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