PUTRAJAYA – Come next January, trainees of the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) Beauty Therapy course will have the opportunity to gain actual experience with the opening of a beauty centre or spa in the Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) Building here.
Set up through a strategic cooperation with a well-known cosmetic and personal service company, Nouvelles Vissages (NV), the KBS-NV spa, among others, will be handled by trainees undergoing the course, including in the IKBNs in Peretak and Kuala Langat, Selangor.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the main objective of setting up the spa in the ministry was to enable the trainees to practise their skill learnt and ‘sell’ their service to outsiders professionally.
“When we have this idea, and after liasing with NV, the aim is not only to have a spa in KBS building but also to provide IKBN trainees with the premises to acquire actual work experience,” he told a media conference here today.
Earlier he witnessed an agreement on cooperation between his ministry and Nouvelles Visages, which was represented by its managing director Erni Dekritawati Yuliana Bukhari.
Khairy said the opening of the spa was a start for KBS in applying the “authentic learning” method to IKBN students by exposing them directly to the actual work environment and provide motivation to entrepreneurs in that particular field.
On the memorandum that was signed, he said, apart from being granted 100 industrial traning placements to IKBN trainees, the cooperation also enabled NV to provide advisory services to improve the beauty teaching module being taught and improve the relevance of the course based on current job requirements. – BERNAMA