The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Training centre holds appreciation ceremony for sponsors
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Skills and Technology Centre (SSTC) held a Sponsor’s Appreciation Ceremony cum Chinese New Year luncheon at its premises in Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) on February 28.
The ceremony was to honour the Tun Fuad Foundation, Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd and Cement Industries (S) Sdn Bhd who contributed monetary assistance in aid of trainees currently undergoing government-sponsored skill training programs at the centre.
At the beginning of 2017, SSTC’s funding agency discontinued the monthly allowance for the Golongan Pekerja and Future Worker (GPFW) for school leavers youth training programs, creating a hindrance for trainees who were keen to participate in the centre’s programs.
Thus far, Tun Fuad Foundation has contributed RM22,400 and this amount has supported trainees with their daily and monthly expenses.
Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd and Cement Industries (S) Sdn Bhd have contributed RM5,000 and RM3,000 respectively under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives which aided for similar capacity.
To date, a total of 127 trainees have and continue to receive and benefit from the assistance.
All sponsors were presented a hand-made gift by trainees from various programs, namely Oil Palm Plantation and Supervision Program, Culinary Arts Program, Shielded Metal Arc Welding Program and Hand-Held Telecommunication Device Repair Program.
Sponsors present at the ceremony were the Tun Fuad Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Datuk Gabriel William, Datuk Haji Aziz Rashid Zainuddin, Datuk Chin Kui Bee and Datuk Rosalind Chew; Anita Dhawan of Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd and Halfee bin Salam from Cement Industries (S) Sdn Bhd.
There to witness the memorable event were SSTC chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Wong Khen Thau, members of the SSTC Management Council, SSTC members and all trainee recipients.