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 EDUCATION

Poly shows skill is the way to employability

29th June, 2018

By VESTA VANESSA JSOL

KOTA KINABALU: The increasing marketability of its graduates in recent years has brought about a marketed increase in its new student intake at the Kota Kinabalu Polytechnic (PKK).

Marketability contributes to the increasing number of Kota Kinabalu Polytechnic (PKK) new students (June 2018) intake.

“PKK recorded 94.72 per cent graduates marketability,” said PKK Director Zainab Othman, adding that the employability of its graduates explained the increase in its June 2018 intake as well as earlier batches.

Speaking at the opening of ‘Majlis Perasmian Penutupan Minggu Suai Kenal Pelajar Baharu Sesi Jun 2018’ (an orientation programme) here, yesterday, she said that encouraging remarks from parents supported the wisdom of the government’s priotising the Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) prgramme.

PKK, located at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park in Sepanggar, near here, is a leading institution of TVET that conducts technical education and vocational training based on industry-led programs in collaboration with the industry.

The programme yesterday began on June 24 and is set to complete today. It was officiated by Nazri Abd Razak, who is a member of the PKK Industrial Advisory Committee.

PKK’s June 2018 intake saw 893 new students enrolled in 14 programmes offered at diploma, pre-diploma and certificate levels. This number is a 7% increase over the 835 enrolled last year.

Also offered are special skills certificates under the Tourism and Hospitality programme for 14 students with hearing and speech disabilities.

The Mechanical Engineering Diploma Program has the highest number of students as 112 students, followed by a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering program of 110 students.

“In terms of gender, male students dominate this year’s entrance of 517 students compared to 376 female students.”

The June intake saw 90 percent (816) of the students from Sabah followed by 4% from the Federal Territory of Labuan, 3% from Sarawak, with the rest from Peninsular Malaysia.

With the inclusion of new students, PKK now has about 5,100 students, including part-time students.

   
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