Certification from Handwerkskammer (HWK) Aachen, Germany an Affirmation of the Quality and Relevance of Upskilling and Reskilling Programmes
Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS
Seats are filling up quickly for the mid-September 2020 intake of the Expert Craftsman Programmes at the Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS – Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak), Tabuan Jaya, Kuching.
In its recent press release, Sarawak Skills highlighted that registration is ongoing for two (2) Expert Craftsman Programmes, namely Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technology. Diploma and Bachelor’s degree holders (major: Electrical/Electronics/Mechatronics) 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 programmes, Mr. Hallman bin Haji Sabri, Sarawak Skills’ Executive Director highlighted, “These programmes are fully funded by the Malaysian Government. The funding covers both the tuition fees and the examination fees. Since it is a funded training programme, during the course of the programme (3 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. For the theory classes, in addition to face-to-face sessions, online sessions will be conducted to enhance the trainees’ learning experience. Upon completion of the programme and passing the examination, trainees will be awarded a certificate by HWK Aachen, Germany. This is an affirmation of the quality and relevance of these upskilling and reskilling programmes.”
He added, “With the emergence of the Digital Economy and Industry Revolution 4.0 in Malaysia, a significant trend will be the increased adoption of automation across the various industry sectors. These courses, as part and parcel of our ongoing initiatives to develop an agile workforce, will equip trainees with the relevant skills to contribute to the industry-wide quest to improve productivity and manage costs effectively.”
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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