successul completion o the CiBEC Cohort V, here at the MMC Northern
Region. Our heartelt gratitude is extended to the sponsors and orga-
nizers, TM and BATC respectively or initiating the idea o having such
a course. This includes En. Mohd. Zainal Badri Mustaar, advisor to the
publication board, Encik Hamudi bin Mat Hassan, Secretariat o CiBEC –
Cohort V, and all sta o the MMC Northern Region.
A special note o thanks to Mr. G.S. Arumugam, the Pro-
gramme Director o CiBEC, and also Programme Manager or Cohort
V, to the ever smiling En. Abdul Hamid Hashim and jovial En. Salihin
Mohamed Yuso, who made the our weeks all the more enjoyable and
memorable, as well as to all the sta o BATC who gave their unreserved
support that helped in the success o this course.
Not orgetting the group o energetic acilitators who relent-
lessly gave their ullest in guiding participants to a new level o under-
standing o the working world and what’s in store or us out there. Also,
thank you to all committee members and all hands that helped with the
production o this Bulletin specially Mr. Sivakumar Nambiar and Ms.
Souvenir Book that marks the conclusion o your
participation in the CiBEC Programme. During
this one-month period, you have been exposed,
trained and guided in a skill that will serve you well
throughout your lie.
More and more, English is becoming a near-universal
basic skill. What this means or graduates like you
is that without a certain profciency in the language,
you will not be as marketable and as attractive to
prospective employers. At the end o the day, this will
hamper your chance o getting a job or urthering your
career. And with this in mind, TM takes the initiative
to oer this programme or graduates.
Since 2006, fve CiBEC sessions have been organised.
Altogether, 852 graduates have been trained. I
am indeed delighted to note the graduates in the
CiBEC programme not only learn and improve their
profciency level o English but other workplace
related skills are also imparted. These skills are
important pre-requisites or gaining employment.
This is also our way o supporting the Government’s
agenda to tackle the problem o rising unemployment
among graduates in the country. The implementation
o the CiBEC program is also in line with the 9th
Malaysia Plan where its main ocus is on human
In closing, I would like to record our appreciation to
the CiBEC teachers, BATC and those who have put in
their untiring eorts to make the CiBEC programme a
success. To the CiBEC graduates, congratulations or
completing the programme. I encourage you to use
what you have learnt here to urther enhance your
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