KUANTAN – The Pahang state government will build a new route from the Kuantan-Bypass road to the Pahang Skills Development Centre (Pahang Skills) in Semambu estimated to cost RM2.6 million.
Pahang Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said the new route was necessary to facilitate travelling to the training centre since the main road used to reach to the centre was in an industrial area.
“We will hold a meeting next week with the state’s Works Department on the plans for the new route,” he told reporters after launching the Pahang Skills’ new logo and its new bus, here, today.
Also present were Pahang Skills chairman Datuk Lahuree Sudiran, its executive director Khairul Rizal Ramli and the state’s Health, Human Resource and Special Functions Committee chairman Datuk Norol Azali Sulaiman.
Adnan said another RM2 million allocation will be provided to Pahang Skills to get new robotics equipment as the existing equipment has been used for the past 12 years.
“Pahang Skills needs continuous assistance from the state government and it needs to be more proactive in observing changes in the industry that can be customized with the courses offered,” he said.
Adnan said he was pleased with the Pahang Skills’ achievement in producing high-income skilled workers, exceeding the goal of its establishment in 1996, which was to meet the demand of the domestic industry.
“I was informed that 85 percent of unemployed university graduates who come for training here (Pahang Skills) will get a job within six months,” he said.
Meanwhile, Adnan said the state government will be giving an ‘ang pau’ during the Chinese New Year celebration to the Chinese community, who are aged 70 and above, as in previous years.
The new evolutionary Pahang Skills’ logo uses a light blue colour in the word ‘Skills’, representing the ability of the training center in applying the Blue Ocean Strategy, by offering the latest and high-impact courses. – BERNAMA