Malaysian Association For The Blind

GURNEY TRAINING CENTRE

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Gurney Training Centre at MAB Training Complex.

  1. Courses provided include office management, reflexology, massage, computer repair.
  2. Trainees, upon successful completion of the courses are awarded Competency Certificates under the auspices of the Ministry of Human Resource.
  3. Courses are free-of-charge. In addition, trainees enjoy free board and lodging.

The first rehabilitation and vocational training centre for the blind was established in 1952 and it was named as the Gurney Training Centre (GTC) in honour of the British Resident, Sir Henry Gurney, who was assassinated by the Communists. Besides the Rehabilitation Training Programme, other courses introduced were basketry, Telephony, Stenography and even Light Engineering. Other courses introduced later were Massage, Reflexology and Computer Literacy.