Mitra allocates RM11.46 mil for Indian youth TVET training

02 Nov 2023 05:41pm
Mitra Special Taskforce Committee chairman Datuk R Ramanan - Facebook Photo
Mitra Special Taskforce Committee chairman Datuk R Ramanan - Facebook Photo
SUBANG JAYA - The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (MITRA) under the Prime Minister’s Department, has allocated a total of RM11.46 million this year for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme, to empower 940 Indian youths.

MITRA Special Task Force Committee chairman, Datuk R. Ramanan, said that the areas of training focused on are welding, automation, electrical, automotive, computer, logistics, food and beverage, drone operation and tourism.

Ramanan, who is also the Member of Parliament for Sungai Buloh, said that there are 30 programmes, involving 28 certified training providers under the Department of Skills Development (JPK).

"I urge Indian youths to respond to the government’s call to improve themselves with skills training based on industry needs.

"Take advantage of this opportunity to improve your socio-economic status. Make the most of it and don’t ever waste this opportunity,” he said when officiating the Electrified Automation Advancement Programme (EAAP) at Taman Perindustrian USJ1, here today.

According to Ramanan, MITRA is sponsoring EAAP to help Indian youths build skills in automated industries that use electrical technology (mechatronics) and a total of 250 youths will be trained, at a total cost of RM2.875 million.

He said that for each individual who follows the EAAP training, MITRA's investment is as much as RM11,500, and the training will last for 28 days, involving theoretical and practical sessions.

He added that EAAP provides an opportunity for Indian youths from the B40 group to have a level three of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) skills certificate from the United Kingdom, and have the opportunity to earn an income using technical skills related to electric vehicles (EVs).

He said 250 participants who followed the EAAP would undergo training under SG Education Group Berhad, involving four locations - 100 students will undergo training in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, 100 in Penang and 50 in Johor.
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Speaking to reporters afterwards, Ramanan said after completing the programme and obtaining a certificate, EAAP participants are eligible to receive a minimum income of RM3,000 and job opportunities will be arranged by SG Education Group.

He said that the participants for the EAAP will be selected by MITRA and SG Education based on applications made online, with the specified conditions being participants from the B40 group and those with an interest in the EV field.

Meanwhile, SG Education Group, in a statement, said that EAAP is a comprehensive talent development initiative, combining the fields of EV and industrial automation.

This programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge in automation technology and the integration of EV systems into various industrial sectors.- BERNAMA