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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 -- Physical facilities development and human resource management at the Baitulmal Skills Institute (IKB) need to be streamlined to strengthen its service delivery as well as governance, said Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar.
He said it would also enable IKB, as MAIWP’s wholly-owned educational institution to expand its vocational education scope to produce highly-skilled and competent human capital, in line with the ummah development agenda introduced by MAIWP.
“IKB is also expanding its scope and role through two methods of lifelong learning, namely organising internal short-term skills courses and forging collaboration with other agencies or related industry players in providing skills training programmes.
“The programmes include the Zero To Hero bootcamp which is organised in collaboration with Akademi Binaan Malaysia (ABM) and the Care To Share Our Skills programme conducted in selected schools,” he said at the presentation of Aidilfitri donations to IKB students, here today.
Mohd Daud also suggested that new programmes be introduced at IKB such as coding, artificial intelligence (AI), public data and data science courses to meet the needs of the industry and current technology.
He said the six certificate programmes offered at IKB such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Graphic Design and Building Technology could produce marketable graduates if they are managed more systematically, in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
At the event, a total of 186 IKB trainees received RM300 each from MAIWP to relieve their financial burden when celebrating Aidilfitri.
Established in 1991, IKB offers various courses that can produce graduates who meet the requirements of the job market.
To date, a total of 2,839 trainees have successfully completed their training at the institute.