Sarawak Skills Offers Fully Funded Short Courses Under HRDF’s SME Skills Scheme

Opportunity for Employees to Enhance Industry-relevant Knowledge and Skills

Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS

The Sarawak Skills Development Centre (Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak) at Tabuan Jaya, Kuching has been appointed as a Training Centre for short courses under the Human Resources Development Fund’s (HRDF) SME Skills Scheme. The short courses, namely Basic Programmable Logic Control (PLC) in Automation System and Wireman Grade II (Single Phase), will commence in the third week of March 2020.

According to Mr Mohamad Isham Bin Fauzi, Deputy Executive Director (Business Development) of Sarawak Skills and Chief Executive Officer of the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS), “We are reaching out to both HRDF registered and non-registered Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) employers, to share with them this golden opportunity to upgrade their employees’ industry-relevant knowledge and skills via the two short courses. These courses are fully funded by HRDF.”

He added, “With the emergence of the Digital Economy and Industry Revolution 4.0 in Malaysia, a significant trend will be the increased adoption of automation for SMEs, especially in the manufacturing sector. The 3-day Basic Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) in Automation System course will be an all-important first step for SMEs to manage costs effectively, boost productivity and expand their market reach. This will be an exciting way forward for SMEs to transform their operations.”

For the 5-day Wireman Grade II (Single Phase) course, Mr. Mohamad Isham shared, “There are excellent career prospects for competent wiremen and chargemen in Sarawak. This certification course prepares participants for the EIU (Electrical Inspectorate Unit – under the Ministry of Utilities Sarawak) examination.” He highlighted, “Indeed, with many strategic development initiatives in Sarawak coupled with our state’s target to achieve full electrification by 2025, trainees who embark on wireman and chargeman courses can look forward to exciting careers.”

Registration for the short courses is ongoing. For more information, kindly contact Mr. Mahathir Bin Abang (for PLC Short Course: 082-364198, 016-7155398) or Mr. Endra Mulia Bin Askor (for Wireman Short Course: 082-364241, 010-5657076). Those interested are invited register online via Sarawak Skills’ website (www.ppks.edu.my).