Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS) - Miri Campus
Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) Miri Branch was launched on 29 May 2007. The new regional office in Miri will cater for the communities in Sarawak’s northern region both for the school leaver’s programmes and skills enhancement training for industrial workers. Currently, these centre have offered Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) in Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics, Electrical Technician, Computer System and Office Management. Morever, Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) also being offered for Mechatronics and Industrial Electronics. In 2015, PPKS Miri has also introduce Vocational Training Officer (VTO) course for SKM and DKM graduates. These courses to-date have been identified as critical courses for the industries in Miri such as the vibrant oil and gas industry as well as palm oil industry.
International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (iCATS) also offered their courses in PPKS Miri. The courses offered are Certificates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical Electronic Engineering, Diploma in Business Administration, and Diploma in Plantation Management.
Since its inception in January 2007, PPKS Miri has been organizing skills upgrading programmes for the present workforce, especially targeted for the industrial sector in the state. This is in line with the mission of the centre in upgrading the skills of the workforce in Sarawak.
The centre had been appointed as one of the authorized training centre under the SME Corp. Malaysia Training in which eligible SMEs sending their staff for training at PPKS will utilize up to 80% of the training fund for courses fee.
It is the centre’s objectives to develop learning capabilities and motivate local workforce to train continuously by providing effective and efficient learning in all programmes. As the business environment changes, PPKS will ensure its task as a training provider remain relevant to the business needs and at the same time can play an active and effective role to contribute to the development of human resources in Sarawak.
PPKS will continue to strive to introduce more courses for the benefits of the public, private sectors and the community at large to keep abreast with the technological advance in order to strike a balance in skilled labour supply and rapid industrialization that the state is experiencing at present and in the future.