MYTC Batch 21 excels despite pandemic

The Montfort Youth Training Center (MYTC) celebrated its 21st Graduation ceremony for 72 trainees from Lot 21 on December 21, who successfully completed their two-year program, including industrial technical skills training and character training.

Attended the ceremony Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Bernard Dompok, Chairman of the Board of Governors of MYTC (BOG), Jeffrey Ong, Chairman of the Malaysian Estate Owners’ Association (MEOA), and members of BOG Chiang Wei Chia and Joseph Tek . With them were Bro. Francis Xavier Gasper, as well as the management and staff of the MYTC.

This year, 37 interns participated in the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Exam (SKM): automotive mechanics (18), carpentry (6) and refrigeration and air conditioning (13).

Sixteen welding course trainees passed the SMAW 6G and 3G proficiency test under CIDB technology, while 19 trainees also passed the Oil Palm Plantation Management (OPP) course well. All trainees passed their exam with eight marks above 90 percent, which qualified them for the Terampil Cemerlang (Excellent Score), a monetary reward of RM150.

The graduation ceremony also marked the first batch of 19 interns completing their training on the MYTC-MEOA Oil Palm Plantation Conductorship course, which is a collaborative partnership that began in June 2019.

Dompok pointed out in his speech that in the past the country may have had a misconception about Technical and Vocational Training (TVET). People thought that TVET graduates were reserved for those who are low-skilled, who couldn’t go to college, and who have no choice but to work as a farmer on their family farm instead. to go to school.

However, he said times have changed; TVET is now the teaching of the day, with the government focusing on upgrading TVET.

He thanked the sponsors and benefactors for their support of the Montfort Mission, and urged their continued commitment to this noble cause.

The intern of the year award for this prize goes to Jackrian Jikum, 21, from Kampung Kolam, Damai Luyang, Kota Kinabalu. He started the mechanics of refrigeration and air conditioning (domestic). Not only did he achieve a First Class distinction in his SKM Level 2 and Level 3 exams, but as the Prefect in charge of Food and Beverage on the Residential Campus, he performed his duty to the satisfaction of the residential care character formation process. Jackrian says he aims to be a successful entrepreneur in the future.

Amid challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the institution was successful in securing placements for around 70% of graduates of Montfort’s placement program with companies in Penang, Labuan and Sabah, with some deciding to continue their education. and continue their studies. own.–Sabah Catholic

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