KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBSS) will support youth in skill development courses especially in the vocational sector.
Its Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan said, this include according scholarships to study their chosen careers.
He said opportunities abound for youth adding that all kind of skills can be acquired especially in the tourism line, pastries, and tailoring among others.
“These could be learned through academies and government-approved vocational schools,” he stated when officiating the convocation ceremony for Kota Kinabalu Sewing Academy (AJKK) creative arts graduates in here today.
“Every year, the Ministry allocates up to RM2 million to go towards development of youths through participations in vocational skills courses in several related schools in the state. The ministry aims to train the youths from the interior including those from the low income and poor families.”
According to him, acquired skills and the certificates will help them to find jobs or to start a business in the future, thus improve their standard of living.
“The move is consistent with the government’s commitment to help the low income and poor families in getting a more comfortable life and out from poverty,” he said.
He also advised the AJKK graduates to apply the skills they acquired from the academy wisely.
From 51 graduates who received their certificates in the ceremony, 25 of them were under the Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports scholarship.
Mohammed Haziq Irfan Jumaat and Winnie binti Sibun are announced as the best graduate students in the convocation.
Also present at the ceremony is the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Datuk Suzannah Liaw, her deputy Haji Awang Damit Awang Anak, AJKK Director Puan Alicia Lenson, Sabah and Labuan Department of Skills Development Director Azmi Pelah, and the graduates’ families.– Sayangsabah