Papar training institute conducts 11 skills programs
The Institut Latihan Teknik and Perdagangan (ILTP) in Papar now conducts 11 State Human Resource Development Department (JPSM) skills programs under the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) certification. Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai said these include three new programs namely the ‘Kursus Pembantu dan Penyelia Tadbir System Maklumat Tahan I dan 2’, ‘Kursus Kerani dan Pembantu Pentadbiran Tahap 1 dan 2’ and ‘Kursus Pembantu dan Juruteknik Sistem Komputer Tahap 2 dan 3’. Besides these programs, he said JPSM continues to conduct courses on all levels aimed at improving the socio-economy of families in the State towards generating development. Speaking at JPSM’s 20th anniversary celebrations here yesterday, the Minister said the Department through the ILTP in Papar had produced 7,965 graduates last year. The graduates do not include the 11,086 produced by JPSM through collaboration with the Sabah Federal Development Department (JPPS) he said, adding that since the introduction of the new courses in 2007 and this year, there had been an increase in the number of applicants to the JLTP in Papar. “In 2007, a total of 1,170 people applied to enter ILTP Papar but this year the number increased by 38.8 percent,” he said. “I urge JPSM to increase the number of intakes in the future so that the national mission o improving the country’s knowledg capabilities and innovation as well a instilling a ‘first class mindset’ through the enrolment of students in the fields of technical education and vocational training could be achieved,” he said. Yee also disclosed that since its inception in 1988, JPSM has a very good track record as about 76.8 per cent of its graduates in agriculture, plantation and hotel industries as well as in other informal sectors have gained employment. “From July 1 1988 to July 1 this year, JPSM has also contributed to 17.3 percent of the State’s workforce,” he said, adding that JPSM is a driving force in the development of human resource in Sabah.