Training programme to help job seekers

12/21/2009 — The Star
The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) Development Council is hoping that at least 70% of some 2,000 participants of three human capital development programmes in Pahang will qualify for job placements with its partner companies.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said the programmes were the graduate and employee placement programme, the graduate training programme and the skills training programme.
“For example, there are 610 registrations for skills training in the area of automotive engineering and design, hospitality, ICT, supervisory management and logistics and supply chain,” he said.
The participants, he said, would be exposed to on-the-job training for between one and nine months and enjoyed a minimum monthly allowance of between RM1,200 and RM1,500.
“Young people, especially unemployed graduates, should grab this opportunity,” he said, adding that the monthly allowance was quite attractive.
Adnan said to date, 15 local and multinational companies had become partners in the programme.
“We aim to get up to 60 companies and we believe that it can be achieved,” he said.
On the progress of projects in the ECER, Adnan said things were proceeding well ahead of schedule.