BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Thursday, MAY 24, 2012
JOBSEEKERS yesterday were invited to learn more about a butcher's vocation at a number of Soon Lee supermarkets under the government's Training and Employment Scheme (SLP).
More than 30 participants, selected randomly from the Local Work and Workforce Development Agency's (APTK) database attended a briefing on the latest SLP programme at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
They were also given further information on the benefits and expectations of the programme, as well as the application for on-the-job training to become butchers.
Twenty-five positions for male applicants were available for those aged 19 to 30 at various Soon Lee supermarkets in Brunei-Muara.
After the briefing, they will be interviewed by the company's representatives before being offered on-the-job training, which will begin next month.
The programme has a number of objectives, which includes providing opportunities to learn new skills and become more employable by the private sector.
It is also hoped to change the mindset with regards to private sector jobs as being "temporary" while waiting for a government career, as well as to reduce the overall number of local unemployment.
A number of young jobseekers shared with The Brunei Times on their expectations as they finished their application forms.
Twenty-one-year-old Muhamad Ajamal Syazwan from Kg Pengkalan Batu said it was an opportunity for him to learn something new, and hoped that it would provide some income for him and his family.
Having qualifications of only up to Form Three (Year Nine), he said that he would like to continue his education, but would first like to have some work experience, adding that he used to work as a server.
Nineteen-year-old Muhd Amaluddin Khalid from Kg Mentiri stopped schooling in Form Two (Year Eight) and said that he prefers to work as he was not able to focus completely on schoolwork. However, he hopes to be able to help and provide for his family by qualifying for the job. The Brunei Times
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