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Programmes to enhance employability, entrepreneurship launched in Kedah

Last Update: 07/11/2019

SUNGAI PETANI, Nov 7 -- The Kedah state government together with the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) today launched four human capital and entrepreneurship development programmes to help boost the people's income especially those from the B40 community.

“These four initiatives are aimed at addressing the skills gap and ensuring holistic poverty eradication in the state,” said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir after launching the state level Human Capital Programmes: Encouraging Prosperity, Empowering the People here today.

The four programmes are empowerNCER, entrepreneurNCER, NCER Talent Enhancement Program (NTEP) and Dana Mudahcara Bumiputera (DMB).

Mukhriz said the four programmes are targeted specifically at youths, micro entrepreneurs, Orang Asli, and women who are recipients of the Kasih Ibu Darul Aman (KIDA) aid.

He said the empowerNCER programme is designed to provide participants with basic skills in fields such as spas, wiring and sewing while entrepreneurNCER focuses on helping micro and small and medium enterprises.

"Through the NTEP, participants will be given work skills training in order to ensure sufficient workforce to meet the needs of the industry in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), while the DMB will support Bumiputera entrepreneurs in the form of financing," he said.



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