BINTULU: Fifty-two participants comprising school counsellors, heads of parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and management staff attended the ‘Rakan Tegas Zon Bintulu’ programme at Kemena Hotel here yesterday.
The programme was part of Tegas’ initiatives to help schools, PTAs and parents play a more prominent role in the promotion of technical education among students.
The organising chairperson, Hamidah Mahmud, hoped the participants would be able to get a clearer picture and direction for the students or their parents to choose for further studies.
Awangku Ali Udin Awg Adenani who represented Bintulu education officer Abdul Mu’in Abdul Kassim officiated at the closing ceremony.
In his speech, he expressed his gratitude to the relevant agencies for their involvement and efforts in providing courses and training to the target groups.
All these technical education opportunities, he said, was vital to develop quality human capital for the nation in preparing them to face a challenging and competitive environment.
The one-day programme was divided into 10 sessions and among the agencies involved in the talks were Tegas, Mara Skills Institute, Giat Mara Bintulu, Bintulu Vocational College, Adtec Bintulu, Miri Industrial Training Institute, Centexs Kuching, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus, UCTS and Riam Institute of Technology.