Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ensure courses relevant to job market, says Fatimah

BINTULU: Students should have a thorough look at various courses before embarking on a particular field of study to ensure it meets the current and the future job market in the state.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Human Resouce and Training) Datin Fatimah Abdullah said on Sunday proper choice of courses was crucial for them to get a job after graduation.

She said, in this respect, it was also important for parents to guide and give their second opinion to their children to choose proper courses which might have brighter prospect in the future job market.

Fatimah, who is also Assistant Minister for Agriculture (Home Economics and Training) pointed out that the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) was an example of gold mine for the future generation to get jobs.

She added that SCORE would present the people a platform to make a drastic change in their life as it would bring huge opportunities of employment to the locals.

Fatimah was speaking at a meet-the-people session at Tatau Sports Hall near here.

The event was jointly organised by Bintulu Resident’s Office and Bintulu Development Authority (BDA).

The assistant minister urged the people to give more emphasis on education because with knowledge they would be abel to accept the changes brought about and be better prepared.

BDA general manager Mohidin Ishak, Deputy Resident (Social) Ismawie Salleh, a renowned local educationist Datuk Dr Adi Badiozaman Tuah and Tatau education officer Yusuf Hasbi were among those present at the function.

Mohidin, who also spoke, among other things touched on the development in Bintulu and future plans.

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