APTK committed to helping jobseekers

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THE Local Employment and Workforce Development Agency (APTK) has been actively organising courses to equip jobseekers with the necessary skills to secure employment.

“(Our aim) is to build their confidence, motivate and help them to score a job,” said the Head of Research and Training Unit of APTK Dk Khatizah Pg Bakar.

Yesterday, more than 70 jobseekers attended a talk by international keynote speaker and CEO of K-MAS Sdn Bhd, Dr Ali Qassem at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Dr Ali, who is also a people and Organisational Progress Consultant, a certified trainer by the Malaysian Human Resources Ministry and a directive communication certified trainer, touched on a myriad of topics including how to achieve goals and the qualities needed for success.

The speaker is also a member of the Global Speakers Federation, Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers, Society for Human Resource Management and American Society for Training and Development.

According to Dk Khatizah, the talk was part of a series of courses to help equip jobseekers with the skills needed to find a job.

She added that other companies have also worked with APTK by holding workshops and talks to provide jobseekers with knowledge and information.

“(Prior to this talk by Dr Ali), K-MAS conducted a few courses on bookkeeping the fun way. Other courses were also held by different companies and these covered computer skills, hospitality and also soft skills classes such as CV clinics,” said Dk Khatizah.

She said that these courses were available for jobseekers but sometimes were selected based on criteria needed by the training institutions. However, the event yesterday was open to any and all jobseekers.

She said that these courses are advertised and can be registered through APTK’s online portal at www.jobcentrebrunei.gov.bn.

When asked, jobseekers attending the talk said that the session was very helpful.

Athika Murni Md Azahari, who holds a National Diploma in Travel and Tourism, said that the biggest lesson that she took from the session is that “success comes from successful principles” and to try and discover her strength and find out what she is capable of achieving.

Another jobseeker Md Hafizuddin Hj Mohiddin, who has a Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (HONS), said that it motivated him to be more open to the idea of looking for different jobs while waiting to get into the engineering field.

The Brunei Times