Secondary School Leavers Invited to Apply for Fully Funded Skills Courses at PPKS


Article by Stanley Gona

Senior Manager, Corporate Services, PPKS



True to its mission to produce a qualified and competent workforce through continuous learning and development, Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS) is inviting applications from secondary school leavers for various skills courses that are fully funded by Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK).


According Mr. John Rizal Biki, PPKS Kuching’s Campus Director cum General Manager of the Sarawak Electrical Industry Training Institute (a subsidiary company of PPKS), the course fees for various skills courses will be funded by PTPK (Skills Development Fund Corporation). He emphasized, “Priority will be given to students from low-income households. We are keen to reach out to secondary school leavers who have completed secondary school education, at least up to PT3 level. Indeed, this would be a wonderful opportunity for these youths to transform their lives by pursuing industry-relevant courses at PPKS such as Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Graphic Design, Industrial Electronics and other technical courses.”


Mr. John Rizal also highlighted that the practical training component of each course would enable the students to have a better understanding of their studies and the working environment. For outstation students, on-campus hostel facilities are available at very reasonable rate(s).


Registration for the August 2018 intake is in progress. For more information on the programmes offered, kindly call 082-362086/362129. Enquiries may be sent via WhatsApp (012-8789382) or e-mail (info@ppks.edu.my). Information can also be obtained from PPKS’s website: www.ppks.edu.my.


Mr. John Rizal Biki, PPKS Kuching’s Campus Director cum General Manager of the Sarawak Electrical Industry Training Institute (SEITI)

First from left: Mr. John Rizal Biki, PPKS Kuching’s Campus Director cum General Manager of the Sarawak Electrical Industry Training Institute (SEITI) and Mr. Nicholas Ferdinand Sodusta, Mechatronics, Head of Unit, PPKS (second from right), supervising students during a practical session.