Thursday August 9, 2012
Skilful way to securing a job
SCHOOL leavers should take advantage of the training courses available at Northern Skills Development Centre Sdn Bhd (NSDC) to become more marketable when applying for jobs.
The government accredited training centre offers both technical and non-technical training including industrial electronic, mechatronics, automation and technical courses.
“We know youths and teens will find the courses beneficial as it will help them prepare for the real world,” said MCA Penang Youth chief Tan Hing Teik during a press conference at the Penang MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau in Pahang Road recently.
Courses available at the centre range from 18 to 24 months and are separated into different levels.
Upon completion, students will be awarded the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) from Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK).
NSDC managing director Dr N. Gunalan said there has always been a high demand for young manpower in these fields and the students would be more prepared after taking the courses.
“We currently have 135 students in the centre in Penang. While most of them already got a job, the remaining ones are still under training but will soon find places in their relevant industries,” he said.
While students will receive a monthly RM300 allowance throughout the programme, those who are in need of financial assistance can also apply for loans from the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK).
The PTPK loan scheme provides government loans and assistance for vocational programmes.
For more details, contact the centre at 04-6577828, or Dr Gunalan at 012-5221940, or visit the MCA office in Jalan Pahang for assistance.