On the 28 February 2018, Sabah Skills & Technology Centre held a Sponsor’s Appreciation Ceremony cum Chinese New Year luncheon at the centre premise in KKIP.
The ceremony was to honour Tun Fuad Foundation, Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd and Cement Industries (S) Sdn Bhd who contributed monetary assistance in aid of trainees currently undergoing government sponsored skills training program at the centre.
In the beginning of 2017, SSTC’s funding agency discontinued the monthly allowance for the Golong Pekerja & Future Worker (GPFW) for school leavers’ youth training programs, hence created a hindrance for trainees who were keen to participate in the centre programs.
Thus far, Tun Fuad Foundation has contributed amounting to RM 22,400.00 and this amount has supported trainees with their daily and monthly expenses which can attribute to hefty amounts. Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd and Cement Industries (S) Sdn Bhd have contributed RM 5,000.00 and RM 3,000.00 respectively under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative which aided for similar capacity. To date, total of 127 trainees have and continues to receive and benefit from the assistance.
All sponsors were presented handmade gift by trainees from various programs, Oil Palm Plantation & Supervision Program, Culinary Arts Program, Shielded Metal Arc Welding Program and Hand-Held Telecommunication Device Repair Program.
Sponsors present at the ceremony were the Tun Fuad Foundation’s Board of Trustees, YBhg. Datuk Gabriel William, YBhg. Datuk Haji Aziz Rashid Zainuddin, YBhg. Datuk Chin Kui Bee and YBhg. Datuk Rosalind Chew; Ms. Anita Dhawan of Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd and Mr. Halfee bin Salam from Cement Industries (S) Sdn Bhd. There to witness the memorable event were SSTC Chairman YBhg. Datuk Seri Panglima Wong Khen Thau, members of the SSTC Management Council, SSTC members and all trainee recipients.
SSTC is immensely grateful and would like to thank all sponsors for their benevolence and compassion; and answering to the trainee’s plea for assistance.