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Article by Muhamad Daneal bin Jamali
Corporate Communication Executive

Kuching – Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) welcomes a total of 128 future skills workers here at PPKS Tabuan Jaya Main Campus on 10 April of its first series of 2017 intakes. Prior joining the Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programme at PPKS, the new intakes comprises school leavers of PT3 and SPM throughout Sarawak region.

The session registered for Malaysian Skills Certificate at level 2 and 3 with various technical programmes offered in Plantation Management, Air-Conditioning, Graphic Design, Electrical, Industrial Electronic, Mechatronics, Information System, Mechanical Draughtsman and Fashion & Tailoring.

In a recent event, opening ceremony for orientation week has been successfully organized for the new intakes of future skills workers. The heartwarming moment was grace and witnessed by Hajjah Hamdiah Sazali, who is a senior manager student services for PPKS. Hamdiah in her opening speech welcomes the new intakes and express her expectation to all new intakes to excel in their study and uphold the quality produce by PPKS.

A series of talks and briefings were deliberate of during the orientation week that emphasis the importance of Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) as their tertiary education background. The orientation week also exposes and educates the new intakes with career pathway awareness upon course completion at PPKS.

To date PPKS has trained more than 47, 595 skilled workers with industry-relevant knowledge and skills for school leavers and industry workers. Latest tracer study conducted by PPKS Career Planning and Placement Department (CCPD) indicates 65% of employment within 6 months upon course completion, while 19% secure employment after 6 months of course completion and 17% of the statistic further study to higher level. PPKS is an industry-driven college and throughout the years PPKS has established collaboration and cooperation with 60 industry-oriented companies locally and internationally.

Among the intake was a 22-year-old, a young construction company owner from Sibu, Muhamad NurArif bin Abdul Hamid enroll in Level 2 Mechanical Draughtsman express his needs of acquiring the industry-relevant certification and skills which foreseen to benefits his future businesses with the relevant industry.

Sharing the same sentiments, Mashniza Mahmud 18-year-old SPM School leavers from SMK Sri Setia, commenting that a strong sense of entrepreneurship has been the drives for her to partake in technical education of fashion and tailoring course offered at PPKS here. She determined to setup her own fashion and tailoring boutique after completing her course at PPKS.

Meanwhile 18-year-old, Shahrul bin Ahmad from Kuching is a SPM Leaver from SMK Demak enrolls in Air-Conditioning at level 2 share his thought that technical education is important due to realization of the industry-needs.

Enrolment to the Malaysian Skills Certificate and Malaysian Skills Diploma is now ongoing throughout 2017. For further information on programmed and various forms of financial assistance, interested individuals are invited to visit PPKS Main Campus Office at Jalan Canna, Off Jalan Wan Alwi Kuching or call 082-362086/362129/361727/364253/364252/364198. Information can also be obtained from our website www.ppks.edu.my.

April 2017 New Intakes: Mashniza Mahmud (left), Muhamad NurArif bin Abdul Hamid (Centre) and Shahrul bin Ahmad (Right).

Group Photo of PPKS new intakes for April 2017with Puan Hajjah Hamdiah Binti Sazali, Senior Manager Student Services and PPKS staffs


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