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TVET INDUSTRY TROPHY 2016: An Interview with Petie Anak Assan

Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM) in Information System Administration

Interview and Written by: Muhamad Daneal bin Jamali, Corporate Communication Executive

On 19th PPKS/i-CATS Convocation 2016, Petie Anak Assan has been announced as the award receiver of PPKS TVET Industry Trophy 2016 and also receiving Sarawak Energy Berhad Industrial Award. Her technical education excellence is another milestone for PPKS to produce more quality-assured technical graduates.

“Always Prioritized the Priorities” is her mantra for success. Immediately upon completion of the Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM) in Information System Administration at PPKS Kuching, she was offered employment at Hii Toh Lee Capital Sdn Bhd in June 2016. On an Interview, Petie said that her success is not solely due to her commitment alone however it was complimentary with the PPKS instructors’ well-verse knowledge in the technical areas and nurturing.

TECHNICAL DEMAND. The demand for Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) is escalating in the market. Adherence to this fact, I had developed the sense of self-awareness for the technical education importance. Started with Malaysian Skills Certificate in Information System Level 2 and Level 3 in PPKS Miri, I continued with until I acquired my Malaysian Skills Diploma in Information System at PPKS Kuching.

PULL FACTOR. The pull factor for me to enroll in technical education is accordance to the unique career-pathway that had been design for an immediate employment upon programme completion. Prior attending to my convocation ceremony, I was already employed with an industry-based company that operates over 30 outlets in West Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Brunei Darussalam.

VALUABLE EXPERIENCES. I consider my time in PPKS as my most valuable experience. During my study years, I had the chance to horn my leadership skills and to sharpen my skills in my field of choice. There were many opportunity to develop my social and communication skills. For example, I’d joined 1MET Bootcamp organized by Ministry of Finance Malaysia and Fit Malaysia Run taught me of new aspects of management and communication.

BUILDING BLOCK.  The academic has many facets, and one of the facets is technical knowledge – I believe theory, concept and technical knowledge should go hand in hand to evolve into a matter expert. I foresee that the demand for more technical expertise will escalate on a timely basis, and I strongly believe that PPKS is one of the best building block for those who on the threshold of dazzling careers in the technical areas. In my personal view, I highly recommend to start your technical education here at Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS).


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