Sarawak Skills (PPKS) Students’ Final-year Project Facilitates Promotion of Handicrafts Through Social Media.

Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS

KUCHING: Recently, two final-year students of the Sarawak Skills (PPKS) assisted a local entrepreneur to promote her products through social media.

The final-year students of the Skills Diploma in Information System Administration Programme (DKML4), namely Orientina Valencia Ajik Anak Isik and Tan Tze Yen started the project in November last year as part of the final year syllabus.

“We came up with the idea in November last year and proposed it to our instructor, Mr Zaimi bin Jeraie. From our research, we found out that there was an opportunity to promote handicraft products such as handmade bags, earrings, purses, necklaces by Runai Borneo Crafts. Therefore, we decided to boost the promotion of these items through social media and we were able to attract more customers nationwide,” said the students when sharing on their project.

The owner of Runai Borneo Crafts, Ophelia Vanessa Runai Ak Isik, who is also the elder sister of Orientina said through the project, she was able to reach out to customers nationwide and Brunei.

“Now, I can do my business online, and this project has made my products more well-known and increased my income. Sometimes, the students also assisted me at our booth during exhibition or events,” said Ophelia.

Commenting on her future plans, Ophelia said that she would like to market her product internationally.

Meanwhile, Orientina said she plans to continue her studies in Business Management at the Bachelor’s degree level while Tan Tze Yen plans to work after her graduation.

Online business can be done any where, any place and at any time.

From left: Orientina Valencia Ajik Anak Isik, Ophelia Vanessa Runai Ak Isik and Tan Tze Yen checking the quality of their products.

Ophelia assists Tan Tze Yen to put on a pair of earrings from the Runai Borneo Crafts Collection.