Great news for unemployed graduates, non-graduate youths

KOTA KINABALU: New opportunities await youths in Sabah after a memorandum was signed between DHS Hospitality Academy and Asia e University (AeU), offering training and work placement in the hotel industry for youths, especially those unemployed.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see DHS Hospitality Academy Sdn Bhd and AeU’s School of Professional & Executive Education (Speed) offer unemployed graduates and non-graduate youths in Sabah training and work opportunities through their Speed Vocational Career Programme and Sabah Youth Career Programme.

DHS Hospitality Academy Human Resource and Training Director, Dr Sri Kumar Sivakumaran said that the programme will be opened to youths and graduates who are still unemployed in Sabah and throughout Malaysia.

“Both DHS and AeU are very excited about this new programme and both parties are enthusiastic about the results and benefits the programmes will bring to both the youths as well as the hotel industry in Sabah,” he said in a statement, here.

According to Sivakumaran, students who enroll into the programme will also get work placement opportunities in the hotel industry in Singapore.

“The Sabah Youth Career Programme will be offering various training courses such as management, hospitality and skill for the youths in Sabah.

“They will first go through a basic theory course in Malaysia, before they will receive work placement in Singapore for six months, where food, accommodation as well as a monthly RM1,500 allowance will be provided.

“For the youths, we will also be offering one-way flight tickets from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore, after they complete their one-month theory course, which will be done in either the AeU campus in Subang Jaya, Selangor or at our training centre in Sabah,” he said.

According to Sivakumaran, DHS will also be using the Hospitality Professional Programme to help unemployed graduates to start a career in Singapore.

“Unemployed graduates in Sabah can go through this programme, which offers 12 to 24 months’ work placement in Singapore, with a starting salary of RM7,200 a month. This programme is designed to improve their interpersonal skills as well as to develop their discipline and drive to start a career in the hotel industry.

“However, for the Hospitality Professional Programme, participants will need to source their own accommodation in Singapore, however they will be assisted by our partner, SG Quest Pte Ltd and interviews will be held in Malaysia for their convenience,” said Sivakumaran.

To date, the programme has seen more than 850 trainees undergo the various programmes. Sivakumaran said that the programmes are not only meant for educational dropouts, because the programmes are designed to provide industry-standard workforce.

“The hotel industry demands a great size workforce, comprising disciplined, driven and skilled people. We realise this and DHSHospitality Academy is ready to help those who are interested to have a strong career in the hotel industry.

“With highly experienced educators, trainers and team, we are able to train individuals within a short span of four weeks together with guaranteed work placement in Singapore,” said Sivakumaran, adding that DHS Hospitality Academy has become the preferred source of workforce for the hotel industry in Singapore.

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