BENTONG, Sept 30 — Fifty thousand placements are available for Felda’s youth to further their studies in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Zahid, who is also National TVET Council Committee chairman, said the placements in more than 1,300 TVET institutions are being offered to the second to fifth generations of Felda settlers, with courses provided in line with the country’s employment requirements.
“The courses provided should be in line with the current market and requirements to enable them to meet many job opportunities,” he said while officiating the MYFutureJobs Career Carnival at Felda Chemomoi here today.
Also present were Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar; Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail; Felda chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Umno Women and Family Affairs Council (Hawa) chairman Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
Zahid, who is also Rural and Regional Development Minister, said discussions will be held with the parties such as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) and the Human Resources Development Corporation (HRD Corp) to observe current needs.
He said Hawa as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) under Umno has been asked to assist by creating the best courses for Felda women and youth.
Zahid said Felda youth can be trained to manage haemodialysis centres set to be built in the settlements.
On July 7, at the Felda Settlers Day 2023 celebration at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang, Selangor, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced an allocation of RM21 million to build 12 haemodialysis centres in Felda areas.
Zahid said Felda chairman Ahmad Shabery Cheek had “whispered” to him about providing opportunities for youth in the settlements to further their TVET studies.
Zahid said the development of Felda’s human capital is one of the commitments of the unity government, which is sensitive to the needs of the Felda community.