Pendang, 28 February 2022 – Yayasan PETRONAS together with its strategic partner, the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) held its first graduation ceremony for the first batch of Yayasan PETRONAS empowerNCER Programme participants in Pendang, Kedah.
The ceremony was held to recognise and appreciate the efforts of 200 participants who have successfully completed the extensive skills and entrepreneurship course under the empowerNCER Programme funded by Yayasan PETRONAS in this district.
The 200 graduates are part of the 1,000 empowerNCER Programme participants sponsored by Yayasan PETRONAS in five districts in Kedah.
Officiated by Datuk Haji Awang Hashim, the Deputy Minister of Human Resources, the ceremony started off with a short motivational session to further empower the graduates. The programme graduates were also given the opportunity to showcase their business products such as souvenirs, bouquets, and variety of food items, and services.
Six outstanding participants also received a special award in recognition of the impactful achievements attained such as having improved their income level from B40 to T20 level and created job opportunities for the local community through their business venture.