PETALING JAYA: Basic skills training courses during weekends are being provided to youths in the M40 and B40 lower-income groups.
Youth and sports minister Hannah Yeoh said the Youth and Sports Skills Training Institute (ILKBS) will be organising these “skills for life” programmes in February and March.
These additional skills courses could also be applied by those already working but aged below 40, Bernama reported.
Yeoh said 22 activities were planned by 22 selected ILKBS nationwide.
The skills included basic electrical maintenance; basic vehicle and air conditioning repairs; hairstyling; traditional cooking; tailoring and smartphone photography.
Speaking after launching the 2023 Skills for Life programme in Putrajaya today, she said more details were available on the ministry’s Facebook page. A fee of RM10 to RM30 will be charged for each course.
“The next step is for the youths to master languages such as English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. This is to enable them to get a better job or promotion.
“Many retired language teachers want to contribute their time to teach the younger generation,” she said.