Some 25 women in Melaka pursuing the two-week course offered by Accelskill Academy in collaboration with the Human Resources Ministry will be receiving their certificates on Oct 30.
Melaka unity, human resources and consumer affairs committee chairman Datuk A.R. Ismail Othman lauded the housewives for taking the initiative to acquire new skills to fend for their families.
“These housewives had gone all out to look for alternative sources of income after their husbands lost their jobs during the movement control order (MCO) period,” he said.
Ismail said the government was also offering various courses to those who were laid off by hotels in the state.
“The state government has an ongoing programme to help jobless hotel workers but employers want individuals who can multitask and have relevant skills,” he added.
Accelskill Academy Skills head B. Krishna Kumar said the housewives were referred by several non-governmental organisations.
“They were desperately looking for opportunities,” he said, adding the housewives would receive equipment and financial assistance once they graduate.
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