SHAH ALAM: Students should seize job opportunities and career in the country’s tourism and hospitality sector as it is capable of generating lucrative income, said Tourism and Culture Ministry deputy secretary-genera (management) Dr Junaida Lee Abdullah.
She said by having more students and graduates in the sector it would help the government to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign workers.
She said there were various training centres under the ministry which offered training in related fields.
For example for spa therapists, the ministry has accredited six training centres nationwide since 2012 for the purpose, she said when closing the Student Tourism Programme (K3P)here last night.
The ministry, she said, also received the support of the Education Ministry through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme for students in the field of hospitality.
The text of her speech was read by the ministry’s Industrial Development under-secretary Dr Nirwan Noh.
The K3P programme, carried out since 2012, is an initiative by the Tourism and Culture Ministry to produce a young generation with wide knowledge on the country’s tourism industry and to help promote it.
So far, 617 K3P Program, Clubs have been set up in primary and secondary schools nationwide, involving 37,920 members.- BERNAMA