Saturday, May 3, 2014

‘Upgrade workshops at vocational colleges’ by Marilyn Ten, Posted on April 25, 2014, Friday

 Ng cuts the ribbon when officiating at the college’s automotive workshop while Flora (third left) and others look on. — Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING: The Ministry of Education should upgrade facilities and infrastructure at vocational colleges in the country.
The call came from Public Works Department (JKR) Deputy Director (Infrastructure) Phillip Ng.
He said providing infrastructure such as workshops enable the colleges to train students to become skilled workers to meet the demands of the industry.
“The availability of such facilities at vocational colleges enables students to equip themselves with skills for their fields of interest,” he said in his speech at Kolej Vokasional Kuching (KVK) Automotive Workshop Upgrading Project handover ceremony here yesterday.
Ng represented JKR director Zuraimi Sabki in handing over a completed project comprising an automotive workshop and fashion design workshop to KVK.
The project, which costs RM1,316,000, took nine months to complete.
Meanwhile, KVK director Flora Imor Phillips said the completed project was in line with the Malaysia Education Development Plan (PPPM) in providing skilled workers for the workforce, and in increasing the employability of vocational students.
“I hope these newly completed workshops will provide students with facilities that assist them
in their courses,” she remarked.
A total of 97 students are undergoing the four-year Automotive Technology Diploma programme at KVK.
In addition to Automotive Technology and Fashion Design & Dressmaking Technology, KVK also offers Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology, Electronic Technology, Industrial Machinery, Business Management and Accounting

KVK head of auto workshop Mahadi Mohd (second right) shows KVK Automotive Technology students how to operate a hoist at the college’s new automotive workshop while KVK’s head of mechanical department Robin Sangai (right) looks on.