For our alumnus Mr. Joseph Jacobson, his training in Civil Engineering at i-CATS was the ideal launch pad for an exciting career in the Engineering Sector. Indeed, for Joseph, the opportunity to contribute to the ‘growth of twenty-first century infrastructural developments’ is a dream come true!
Based in Kuching, Joseph is currently a Site Supervisor with KKB Engineering Berhad, a public listed company. The company is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The operational activities of the KKB Group cover the following sectors: Engineering (Civil Construction, Hot-Dip Galvanizing & Steel Fabrication) and Manufacturing (LP Gas Cylinders & Steel Pipes).
Sharing on his current duties and responsibilities as a Site Supervisor, he highlighted, “I work closely with our clients and consultants to facilitate the progress of our projects. An important part of my daily duties is checking the materials used in each project, monitoring the quality of work and resolving technical and site issues.”
With regard to his studies at i-CATS, he shared, “I wish to thank my lecturers at i-CATS for preparing me for a career in the Engineering Sector. In addition to technical skills, I was able to develop communication and problem-solving skills. These all-important skills enable me to thrive in a multidisciplinary work environment. My thanks also to Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPN) for the financial assistance during my studies.”
His message to current students of Sarawak Skills and i-CATS: Be adventurous! Learn and explore your ‘Career of Choice’. Never shy away from challenges.