Youth Dev’t Centre accepts more students

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MORE students enrolled in courses at the Youth Development Centre’s January intake this year.

A total of 177 new students joined the centre, an increase compared to last year’s January intake of 133 students.

Speaking on the sidelines of the welcoming ceremony for new students yesterday, the centre’s Acting Assistant Director Haswandi Hj Osman hopes the new intake will make good use of the opportunities given to them.

“The government has given them this opportunity to participate in skills training courses to ensure they can get employment opportunities in the future.

“With the skills they gain here, the students can also one day open their own business. It is hoped that they won’t waste this opportunity as it will only come once,” he added.

A parent, Hjh Norliha Hj Yahya, 54, expressed her happiness that her daughter was accepted into the centre.

The housewife said her daughter, Siti Salwa Hj Asli, has always wanted to enrol at the centre.

“She finished Year 11 and applied here to take a course in IT. I hope she will finish her course and excel with flying colours.”

Out of the 177 students, 39 will be taking Skills Proficiency Certificate in Basic IT in Office Application Systems, 21 will be studying Level 2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design, and 30 will be taking Skills Proficiency Certificate in Basic Food Preparation.

During the welcoming ceremony, the new students and their parents were briefed on the rules and regulations of the centre.

The Youth Development Centre focuses on three components - skills training, self-development and work placement.

These components aim to produce highly skilled and quality local workforce.

Those interested in applying for the July intake can get application forms at the centre or Youth Centre in all four districts. The deadline for the applications will be in May.

The Brunei Times