Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS
Registration is ongoing for the October 2020 intake of the Integrated IoT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing Programme at the Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS – Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak), Tabuan Jaya, Kuching.
In its press release, Sarawak Skills highlighted that diploma and bachelor’s degree holders (major: Computer Science/Computer Systems/Electronics/ Information Technology/Mechatronics/Software Engineering) from the following categories are encouraged to submit their applications: Fresh Graduates and Unemployed Individuals. Applicants must be between 21 and 35 years old.
Commenting on the programme, Mr. Hallman bin Haji Sabri, Sarawak Skills’ Executive Director highlighted, “This programme is fully funded by the Malaysian Government. The funding covers both the tuition fees and the examination fees. During the course of the programme (2 months), each trainee will receive a monthly living allowance.”
Mr. Hallman also shared, “Classes (theory and practical sessions) will be held at the Sarawak Skills Campus in Tabuan Jaya. Upon completion of the programme and passing the examination, trainees will be equipped with the latest industry-relevant skills in IoT and Cybersecurity. Trainees will also have the opportunity to join the following free exclusive online courses: Introduction to IR 4.0, Power BI and Microsoft Azure. This will be a wonderful opportunity for fresh graduates and unemployed individuals to embark on this programme and thereafter pursue exciting careers in new and emerging technologies.”
He added, “With the emergence of the Digital Economy and Industry Revolution 4.0 in Sarawak and Malaysia as a whole, a significant trend is the increasing adoption of automation across the various industry sectors. For example, in the manufacturing sector, the Internet of Things (IoT) has come to the fore, and is one of the defining technologies of Industry Revolution 4.0 – a game changer in areas such as automation engineering and manufacturing. With new and emerging technologies supporting the quest to improve productivity and manage costs effectively, there is also an urgent need for a strategic approach to cybersecurity. Around the globe, cybersecurity incidents are no longer just a technology risk for organizations; it has become an enterprise-wide issue. Here in Malaysia, it has been reported that cybersecurity incidents have increased by more than 100 percent since the COVID-19 outbreak. Indeed, this IOT-Cybersecurity programme is an important step forward to develop practitioners with the relevant knowledge and skills to contribute positively to the physical and digital industry ecosystem.”
For more information, please contact Mr. Mahathir bin Abang (082-364198, 016-7155398). Information can also be obtained from Sarawak Skills’ website: www.ppks.edu.my.
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