12 Orang Asli joined the drone course: ‘Powerful ecotourism using high quality video’

By Aida Aziz
Photo: ILP Ipoh

SUNGAI SIPUT: Skills and knowledge about drones are important in ensuring high quality video production while promoting the uniqueness of nature in one area.

Realizing this fact, the Ipoh Industrial Training Institute (ILP) is organizing a short-term course ‘Program TVET Insitu-Mudahnya Terbangkan Dron Ekopelancongan Orang Asli Tahun 2023’ on 20 till 21 May at Orang Asli Village Beswok, here.

What makes it more interesting is when the course is organized by ILP Ipoh in collaboration with the Perak Orang Asli Development Department (JAKOA) involving 12 Orang Asli participants from various villages around Perak.

It includes Kampung Beswok, Kampung Yum, Lata Kinjang, Tonggang and Sungai Tiang.

According to JAKOA Perak Director, Hairulnizam Abd Rahman, the objective of the course is to provide drone flight skills by offering theoretical, practical training as well as video and music editing skills to promote tourism in Orang Asli villages.

He also said that participants were also given exposure covering basic knowledge about drone technology and flight skills, including safety and related regulations.

“High-quality promotional videos are an important element in promoting the attractiveness and uniqueness of Orang Asli tourism destinations centered on the uniqueness of culture and natural beauty to local and international tourists.

“Practical training gives participants the opportunity to operate drones directly, understand remote control functions, aerial photography and videography in addition to performing flight missions safely and efficiently in a real environment.

“In addition, participants were also given exposure on video and music editing skills using appropriate software and applications,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

In the meantime, Hairulnizam said the teaching staff involved in the jtu course are those who are experts in the field of drones and creative media.

In the meantime, Hairulnizam said the instructors involved in the course are experts in the field of drones and creative media.

“The instructors involved in this course are Ismaizaidi Ismail, Ts. Rhoma Erma Zaini, Azhar Md Saad, and Saiful Buhari Ali Muslim from ILP Ipoh.

“This two-day course can proactively improve skills and provide interactive and comprehensive instruction to participants.

“This Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) program is an important step in introducing the latest technology to the Orang Asli community and giving them equal opportunities in developing the tourism industry,” he added.

He also hoped that through continuous efforts and close collaboration between educational institutions, authorities, and the community, Orang Asli tourism in Perak will continue to grow and become a destination that is valued locally and globally.

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