GiatMara: Govt offers academically poor students skills training

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RAUB: The Barisan Nasional government provides various skills opportunities to students who fare less academically to ensure they do not miss out on employment, GiatMara chairman Datuk Shahiruddin Ab Moin said today.

He said that through GiatMara, for example, these students take part in skills programmes and were trained to be skilled human capital for the industrial sector.

"Besides skilled labour, those studying at GiatMara are also trained to become entrepreneurs in tourism, operators of car and motorcycle workshops and car painting workshops, pastry and cake shops, salons and more.

"More than 35 per cent of GiatMara trainees have succeeded as entrepreneurs and became millionaires; some are even employed by conglomerates overseas and earn up to RM20,000 a month," he said.  

Shahiruddin spoke to reporters after presenting contributions from Yayasan Pahang to 130 students in Raub for their excellent Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2012 results, at the Dewan Jubli Perak, here.  
 
He said the Barisan Nasional government would not neglect students who did not excel in their studies, but would help them to attain other skills to produce skilled and semi-skilled labour needed in the industrial sector.

"Parents or guardians who have children who are not academically strong need not worry about their future as the government will ensure each student receives good education because they can be trained to acquire skills," he said.

According to Shahiruddin, the government had also set up many technical and vocational skills training centres nationwide.

"Like the excellent students, those who fare less academically also have something they can contribute to the country and are important towards driving Malaysia into a developed nation by 2020," said Shahiruddin, who is also the state assemblyman for Dong. -- BERNAMA


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