Skilling the Nation’s Future: PPKS Success Stories
After completing Form 5 at SMK Bandar Bintulu, Alex Heng enrolled in the Welding Technology programme at the Automotive and Welding Institute of Sarawak (AWISAR), a subsidiary of PPKS.
On completion of the certificate programme (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Level 3), he was offered a job at PEC Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. with a monthly salary of RM3,500.00. He also took additional courses to enhance his knowledge and skills as a trained welder. He has since been promoted to the position of QC Coordinator and he currently earns a monthly salary of RM5,400.00.
Sharing on his success, the 24-year-old professional stated that he has always embraced a disciplined approach to his studies and work.
David Lawrence De Zeeuw
David Lawrence De Zeeuw enrolled in the Welding Technology programme at the Automotive and Welding Institute of Sarawak (AWISAR) after completing his secondary school education at SMK Lawas.
On completion of the certificate programme (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Level 3), he joined Ocean Vantage Engineering Sdn. Bhd. in Miri as a Welder and Fitter. Currently, he earns more than RM3,500.00 a month.
To facilitate his career progression, David (currently 25 years of age) has also completed a number of professional courses. Commenting on his career, he highlighted that his studies and training at AWISAR have prepared him well for the world of work. During the course of his career, he has sought the advice of experienced colleagues to enhance his knowledge and skill set. Coupled with his positive attitude, he is well on his way to becoming a Welding Inspector!