KINARUT – Montfort Youth Training Centre (MYTC) had its 16th Graduation Ceremony on 21 May 2016, for 72 trainees at its residential campus in Kinarut. Yang Amat Arif Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak and former Board member of MYTC, officiated the auspicious occasion.
Of the 72 trainees, 20 graduated as Mechanics, 18 Welders, 16 Carpenters and 18 Air-Conditioning Technicians. They received Montfort certificate for successfully completing their two-year programme in character formation and their respective technical skill course.
For the first time, 11 trainees from this batch had earlier sat for Malaysian University English Test (MUET) while 15 of the Welding graduates successfully obtained a pass in their Pipe Welding 6G Certification.
Majority of the graduates had managed to secure employment with established companies in Labuan, Peninsular Malaysia and around Sabah under Montfort Job Placement Scheme while a few expressed their intentions to look for jobs themselves or pursue further studies in other institutions.
Established seventeen years ago, Montfort had helped many needy youth and school dropouts to overcome their disadvantaged backgrounds by providing technical skill training and character formation.
In June, Montfort will take in another batch of 100 new trainees to take up the two-year training programme.
Montfort manages two other rural hostels to cater for another 100 school-going youth in San Damiano Boys’ Hostel in Kiulu and St Mary’s Youth Hostel in Sandakan. The objective of the hostels is to provide a safe and conducive learning environment to enable the youth to complete their secondary education. – MYTC