The opportunity to work in the oil and gas industry was a dream come true for our alumnus Mr. Sylvester Bryan Anak Leif Ericson Jelma. During a recent interview with our team members, we were impressed by Sylvester’s rich wellspring of determination and perseverance. Indeed, he is a shining example of the all-important need, in this day and age, to strive for excellence along life’s voyage. Over the years, he has also remained true to his personal motto, “Never turn back when you can go further”.
Sharing on his duties as an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician at Petra Energy Services Sdn. Bhd., Miri, he highlighted, “I perform a wide range of tasks in the area of electrical and instrumentation works, to contribute to the safe and efficient operation(s) of the oil and gas platform. My daily duties cover troubleshooting and maintenance of different types of equipment. In addition to good technical knowledge, one must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.” Sylvester also shared, “Working on an oil and gas platform in the middle of the sea is exciting! The platform is a hive of activity, operating round the clock under varying weather conditions.”
With regard to his studies at PPKS Private Vocational College in Kuching, he emphasized, “My teachers inspired me to strive for excellence in all aspects of my life. In addition to gaining important technical skills, I developed a wide range of soft skills and a positive mindset. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Education for the financial assistance during my studies.”
His message to current students of Sarawak Skills and i-CATS: Seize every opportunity to achieve your career and life goals.