School dropouts, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) underachievers and working adults without paper qualification can now apply for scholarships to pursue skills training.
MIC skills training bureau chairman P. Sri Ganes urged those aged 15 to 40 who fall into those categories to grab the RM1.5 million worth of scholarships available.
Speaking at a press conference today, he said the MIC aims to attract some 5,000 people to their counseling and guidance talks to be held in four states beginning this Sunday.
“Industry players will also participate in this talks to explain to the students and those interested to upgrade themselves on what are the skills training available and how to apply for them,” he said.
Sri Ganes said the road shows will begin in Ciast, Shah Alam from 9am to 12 noon, followed by Segamat, Johor the next day.
The skills training bureau will be at Accelskill, Malacca on Apr 7, Sungai Petani and Kulim, Kedah on Apr 13 and Batang Kali, Selangor on Apr 15.
Sri Ganes said some of the courses offered are mechatronics, automotive, hair dressing, beautician, hotel management and welding. He said priority will be given to those from poor families, homes and orphans.
Those who are interested can call the bureau toll free number 1-800-888-066.