SPECIALISED CERTIFICATE COURSES
As a foundation programme, the Specialised Certificate Courses Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK, formerly known as Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan, MLVK) train students in basic hospitality skills. These courses are designed to be flexible and hence conducted on a full-time basis.
Benefits of Accredited Programmes To Individuals
By acquiring the JPK Certificates, job and career development prospects can be enhanced, since Certificate holders have been assessed and verified as fulfilling the requirements of gainful employment in Malaysian industry.
- By possessing the JPK Certificates, individuals may project themselves as dignified professionals in their own rights, thus enhancing the status of skills jobs and careers at large.
- Individuals who have acquired job competencies, either through training or prior learning and achievements, can be individually assessed and qualified.
- The 5 level national skill qualification framework provides individuals with a career development path, which promotes upward mobility and lifelong learning.
- The national system seeks to change the negative societal perception and low image of skills-based careers, as only for those deemed to have failed academically, thus giving greater recognition to the skilled workforce in the country, commensurate with its important role in Malaysian society today.
Upon completion of the courses, students can choose to further their studies in the Diploma programme. Otherwise, they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in entry level-positions in hotels, restaurants or any other food service establishment.
Courses offered include the following
- JPK in Kitchen Practice
- JPK in Front Office
To ensure maximum benefit from these courses, the students are also given training in basic communication skills and public relations. This will help students to develop essential personality traits to succeed in the hospitality environment.