Closing the Competency Gap: SEITI an Accredited Training and Examination Centre for Wireman and Chargeman Certificate(s) in Competency

Excellent Career Prospects for Competent Wiremen and Chargemen.


Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS


The Sarawak Electrical Industry Training Institute (SEITI), a subsidiary company of Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS), is inviting applications from working adults and secondary school leavers for its August 2019 intake.


Commenting on the upcoming intake, Mr. Endra Mulia Bin Askor, Acting General Manager of SEITI highlighted, “SEITI is accredited by the Electrical Inspectorate Unit (EIU - under the Ministry of Utilities Sarawak) as a Training and Examination Centre for the following Certificates of Competency: Wireman Second Grade (Low Voltage Single Phase Installations), Wireman First Grade (Low Voltage Three Phase Installations and Single Phase Installations) and Chargeman L1 (Low Voltage Main Switchboard and Auxiliaries).” He emphasized, “We are working closely with various stakeholders, especially the government and industry, to close the competency gap by producing competent wiremen and chargemen to support the state’s development initiatives.”


Mr. Endra also highlighted, “The Ministry of Utilities Sarawak has set a target for Sarawak to have 15,000 competent electrical persons, such as chargemen, wiremen and cable jointers. Based on statistics from the Electrical Inspectorate Unit (EIU), as at August 2018, our state had 6,991 ‘competent electrical persons’ against the target of 10,788 (for 2018). Coupled with our state’s target to achieve full electrification by 2025, trainees who embark on wireman and chargeman courses can look forward to exciting careers.”


At SEITI, the Wireman and Chargeman programmes are offered on a part-time basis to enable working adults and secondary school leavers to enjoy the best of both worlds, i.e. work and study at the same time.


For more information on the programmes offered, including entry and licensing requirements by EIU, as well as information regarding financial assistance, kindly visit SEITI at Tabuan Laru Commercial Centre in Kuching or call 082-364241/504647. Enquiries may be sent via WhatsApp (010-5657076) or e-mail (info@ppks.edu.my). Information can also be obtained from PPKS’s website: www.ppks.edu.my.





Mr. Endra Mulia Bin Askor (Acting General Manager, SEITI) (right) and Tuan Haji Mohammad Hafizan Abdullah (Senior Executive, SEITI) (left) showing the SEITI flyers.

Mr. Endra Mulia Bin Askor (Acting General Manager, SEITI) (left) and Tuan Haji Mohammad Hafizan Abdullah (Senior Executive, SEITI) (right) in a discussion on SEITI flyer programme.