Our alumnus Mr. Isaachar Jong Tze Siong has long realized that one must take responsibility for his or her life. His personal motto, “Your boat will stop moving if you stop rowing” says it all! For Isaachar, to achieve multiple goals along the journey of life, it is of utmost importance to chart one’s future. Indeed, his personal motto, as a driving force, motivates him to strive for excellence in his career.
Isaachar is an Associate IT Engineer at X-FAB Sarawak Sdn. Bhd., Kuching. Operating in various countries around the globe, X-Fab is the world’s leading foundry group for analog/ mixed-signal semiconductor applications. Sharing on his duties, he highlighted, “I provide a range of technical services to support our daily operation(s), especially in the area of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, the heart of our operation(s). An important area is handling matters pertaining to “Equipment Integration”. In addition to technical skills, one must have good communication, critical-
thinking and problem-solving skills.”
With regard to his studies at i-CATS Kuching, he highlighted, “Through the Diploma in Software Engineering programme, I was able to acquire industry-relevant technical and soft skills. Yes, the knowledge and skills gained during my studies gave me a head start in life. The software engineering programme is a gateway to an exciting career! My thanks to my lecturers and staff members for their tremendous support!
His message to current students of Sarawak Skills and i-CATS: If you have the will and faith, there is always a bus waiting to get you to the right place.