Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Indian Youths To Be Trained To Become Skilled Workforce

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) -- The government will train more Indian youths to lift them from poverty and unemployment, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.

He said through partnerships with local private colleges, the ministry aimed to create a pool of skilled workers to meet the country's demand and also reduce foreign workers.

He said the ministry had allocated more than RM1 million to TAFE College in Seremban to train 150 trainees in motor vehicle mechanic and another 25 trainees in NGV system installer under the ministry's Train and Emplace programme.

"The 175 trainees will complete their training in November this year and will likely be employed in December," he said in a statement here on Sunday.

He also said another 150 Indian students would be trained by TAFE College in aircraft materials and workshop practices.

He said the during their four-month training, the trainees would be paid a monthly allowance of between RM500 and RM800.

Dr Subramaniam urged more Indian youths, especially the unemployed to take up the training programmes offered by local colleges.

"There are many types of courses being offered and conducted by the ministry," he said.

He said they were assured of employment upon completing the courses. -- BERNAMA

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