IPOH: About RM4.3mil has been allocated for Perak’s Transformation Employment programme, says Razman Zakaria.
The state Education, Human Capital Development, Non-Governmental Organisation and Civic Society Committee chairman says the programme is designed as a short-term action to help those whom employment were affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have set a task force, led by the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) secretariat, to share the information about the programme across the state.
“The task force will share job opportunities, human capital development programmes as well as training by the Perak administration and its agencies, ” he told reporters at the state secretariat building here on Tuesday (July 14)
He said the state government is aware of the problems faced by Perakians who lost their source of income during the pandemic.
“Many of those who lost their jobs have commitments and bills to pay.
“Even the youths in the state are affected as there are restrictions for them to pursue educational activities and finding jobs during these hard times.
“The task force will share all job opportunities available both online and offline, training at institutions and a chance to be interviewed directly by employers.
“We hope that Perakians will take this opportunity to not only add more skills as well as finding jobs regardless of their background, ” he said.
He said the programme is held all year round and will provide training from various fields.
“For example, we will have training in automotive studies where students will learn how to repair vehicles and carry out maintenance.
“There is also training to install Tenaga Nasional Bhd smart meters, where there will be at least 700 jobs available for those who attend the training, ” he said.