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Sarawak Skills

Established in June 1994, the Sarawak Skills Development Centre is a training and education provider supported by the state government through the provision of infrastructure and an annual operating grant and the backing of the federal government that provides student grants and loans.


The industry plays a leading role in managing and determining the direction of the centre, through its representatives in the Management Council. Sarawak Skills has 69 members, comprising companies from the electronics, electrical, energy, oil and gas, educational, timber and wood-based, property, municipal services, manufacturing, telecommunications, and service industries. We are also a member of the Federation of Malaysian Skills Development Centres (FMSDC).


Sarawak Skills is the preferred provider of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for industrial workers and school leavers in Sarawak. Its growth for the past twenty-five years has seen the establishment of branch campuses in Miri, Mukah and its subsidiaries – the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS), Automotive and Welding Institute of Sarawak (AWISAR), Sarawak Electrical Industry Training Institute (SEITI), Sarawak Agriculture Vocational Training Institute (SAVTI) and PPKS Private Vocational College.

Corporate Milestones

  • Approved Training Centre for Centre of Excellence in Technology (COET) – National Empowerment in Certification and Training for Next Generation Workers (NECT-Gen – Industry 4.0).
  • Approved International Accredited Centre by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) for Diploma in Computer System.
  • Winner of Human Resources Development Award 2015 (Training Provider Category) by Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia.
  • Main organizer of the World Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Conference 2015 in collaboration with the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) and the Sarawak State Government.
  • More than 61,000 graduates since 1994.
  • 16 programmes with 5-Star and 4-Star Rating from the Department of Skills Development Malaysia (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran).
  • Employability rate of 90% within 6 months after graduation.
  • Strong support from Sarawak Skills’s Members, comprising 69 members from various industries.
  • Collaboration with international and local learning institutions.
  • Appointed Private Vocational College by Ministry of Education.
  • Main organizer of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Symposium 2019.
  • Winner of Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Awards 2019 (Sarawak Business Federation Recognition Award).
  • Approved training provider for HDRF SME Skills Scheme in Sarawak.
  • Received Gold Award for Successfully Completing Annual Quality Environment Challenge 2020