| Zee Yusri |
THE Youth Development Programme, operated by the Youth Development Centre, is intended to provide skills and training to unemployed youth.
The training programme has three key components – Skills Training Programme, Personal Development Programme and Job Placement Programme.
“These three components are engaged through the module. The Personal Development programme highlights the value of education, fostering self-esteem, exposure to changing scenarios and their impact on these trainees.
“It emphasis high moral values, fostering a healthy social relationship,” explained guest of honour, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Haji Mohd Noor Jusmin bin Haji Abdul Samad, in his remark during the admission and registration for the new intake at the Youth Development Centre yesterday.
A total of 133 trainees have enrolled. The trainees will attend the Skills Training Programme and Personal Development Programme for six months.
Meanwhile, for the Job Placement Programme, the trainees will undergo another six-month job attachment in either government or private sector. They will start the attachment right after completing the Skills Training Programme and Personal Development Programme.
A total of 24 were selected to attend Skill Proficiency Certificate in Basic Office Applications, 32 for the Skill Proficiency Certificate in Food Preparation, 32 for the Skill Proficiency Certificate in Food Beverage Service, five for the Skill Proficiency Certificate in Basic Plumbing, four for the Skill Proficiency Certificate in Basic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, 17 for the Skill Proficiency Certificate in Fabrication, Welding & Pipe Work, seven for Beauty Therapy Course and 12 for Motor Repair Course.
The trainees will also be taught Islamic Religious Knowledge such as the importance of performing the five obligatory prayers of the day, recitations and memorisation of verses from the Holy Al-Quran, zikir practice, nasyid, religious lectures, Islamic festivals and celebrations through various weekly religious activities, which will also include Sunnat Tarawikh prayer, Holy Al-Quran recitation and Qiamulail during Ramadhan month with the guide of professional religious teachers from the Department of Islamic Studies.