Bernama has reported that the Malaysia Rail Link (MRL) training programme’s online registration is now open until 3 January 2018.
According to Bernama, MRL said that the three-month training programme, called the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Industrial Skills Training Programme (PLKI-ECRL), was aimed at nurturing more skilled workers in the rail industry and to complement the establishment of the National Rail Centre of Excellence (NRCOE).
In the report, MRL said: “The course focuses on design and construction of railway, and it is in line with the formation of the NRCOE that will oversee the coordinate the quality and accreditation of national rail education.”
The training programme is a result of the collaboration among MRL, China Communications Construction Co (CCCC) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang. It will train up to 3,600 students from 2017 to 2022 with interests in the rail industry.
MRL said the first intake of 49 trainees consisting of 21 diploma and 29 degree holders in September, had just graduated and would start working in January 2018.
It commented: “Meanwhile, 148 have been enrolled since December 2017 in a certificate-level background course which encompasses concretor, formworker, bar bender, hydraulic excavator, wheel loader as well as tester.”
“These students are studying in Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara Bachok, Kelantan and Akademi Binaan Malaysia in Terengganu under the PLKI-ECRL programme,” it added.
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