A ceremony to present certificates for completing a short-term technical and vocational education training (TVET) course jointly conducted by the Ministry of Education’s Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Myanmar Kindness Group, was held at Maina (KBC) camp for the displaced, in Myitkyina, yesterday afternoon.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said short-term courses, such as Basic House Keeping and Restaurant Service course, and Household Wiring, were started for out-of-school youths in Maina (KBC) camp on 6 November by the Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Institute (MHTI) and the Government Technical High School (Myitkyina).
The course was attended by trainees from Maina (KBC) camp, Waingmaw, Putao, Mogaung, Tanai, Namti, Myitkyina towns and Myitkyina Sitapu Ward and nearby
Course completion certificates will be presented to 55 students who completed the House Keeping and Restaurant Service course, and 19 who completed the Household Wiring course, the union minister said.
The union minister stated that as per the ministry’s discussion with youths in the two camps, arrangements have been made with the Kachin State Government to conduct sewing, computer, driving, motorcycle repair, car repair, mobile phone repair, beauty salon, English speaking, snacks preparation and wiring courses. In addition to this, matriculation students in Maina (KBC) and Maina (RC), who had difficulties attending universities have been urged to attend the three schools in Yangon – jewellery welding, SITE (School for Industrial Training and Education), and SMVTI (Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute) – that has the highest job opportunities.
The Union Minister also thanked Myanmar Kindness Group and the donors profusely for providing scholarships to the three schools.
Next, Kachin State Chief Minister Dr. Khet Aung delivered a speech and Myanmar Kindness founder Daw Khin Marlar explained about the reason for cooperation.
Later, Union Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Kachin State Chief Minister Dr. Khet Aung and officials, presented course completion certificates to the attendees and certificate of honours to the donors. A Maina camp official responsible for education then delivered the words of thanks.— MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)