Eight youngsters from Sufri Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Perpindahan Berakas yesterday completed a month-long air-conditioning course at the Youth Development Centre, organised by the Kampong Jaya Bakti/Jaya Setia and Burong Pingai Village Consultative Council (MPK).
Special Duties Officer Grade 1 Anisa binti Haji Mohd Taib presented certificates to the participants.
The MPK’s Youth Sports Bureau Head Pengiran Hassanuddin bin Pengiran Haji Damit believed that the course equipped the youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to secure employment in the future.
He also said the participants “will be placed in a company under the village consultative council in the near future”.
The youth will also join a computer course next month as part of the continuation of an initiative to make them more employable.
Pengiran Hassanuddin expressed hopes that with skills, knowledge and work experience, the youth will someday replace the current members of the village consultative council as leaders of the area.