McDonald's apprenticeship scheme helps poor families in Perlis

Last update: 04/12/2019

KANGAR, Dec 4  -- The McDonald’s National Dual Training System (SLDN) not only provides education to youths but also opens employment opportunities for them and also tithe-recipient families in the state.

The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, who lauded the apprenticeship programme, said youths participating in the scheme would be awarded Level 3 and 4 of the Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM).

‘’They qualify for work at McDonald’s or they can pursue a career in the food service sector,’’ he said at a state level MacDonald’s Malaysia Community Programme here last night.

He said the programme would also enable the participants to boost the economy of their families.

‘’I hope more youths from tithe-receiving families will take part in the programme after this,’’ he said.             

Meanwhile, MacDonald’s Malaysia managing director and operating partner, Azmir Jaafar said 650 trainees were taking part in the programme nationwide.

He said they were given a RM1,200 monthly allowance, medical benefit, insurance and free food.

‘’We encourage youths in the state to take part in our training programme. We hope those picked will be able to learn the skills they need and boost the economic status of their families,’’ he said.

Earlier, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also the Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) president, received a business tithe payment of RM101,000 from McDonald’s Malaysia.

At the same event, McDonald’s Malaysia also handed over a RM507,500 contribution to the state to ease the burden of the less fortunate.

McDonald’s Malaysia also received youths for the SLDN apprenticeship programme and handed ‘Back To School’ packs to primary school pupils from poor families.