KYS students to be trained to become entrepreneurs
The National Entrepreneurship Institute (INSKEN) has introduced an entrepreneur training programme to Kolej Yayasan Sabah (KYS) students who are interested in business. Deputy Entrepreneur and Cooperative. Development Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the training was to encourage the students who have technical background to become entrepreneurs. “From our experience, people who have technical background are easier to become entrepreneurs compared to people who have none,” he said after the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Kolej Yayasan Sabah (KYS) and MARA Education Foundation (YPM) at Tun Mustapha Tower here yesterday. “KYS has already established a technical course which is offered as a soft-skills and value-added course,” he said. Saifuddin added that the courses would be offered as a co-curriculum within a short-term period of one or two weeks, and would not interfere with the student’s academic activities. He added that the programme is opened to all KYS students and the pilot programme will be implemented at the end of this year. Among the courses that will be offered are automotive, building and construction. “The co-curriculum of the programme will be discussed in details and should be ready before the yearend,” he said.