100 students attend PETRONAS’ Powering Knowledge Programme in Miri

PETRONAS Carigali Fire Rescue Team demonstrates a confined space rescue using tripod equipment to the students during an open day for students in Miri recently. Photo credit: PETRONAS

MIRI, Sept 26: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), through its subsidiary PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), organised an open day for students in Miri recently to familiarise themselves with opportunities and careers in the energy industry.

According to a press statement, the inaugural event, part of PCSB’s Powering Knowledge Programme, was attended by close to 100 secondary school students from five schools—SMK Pujut, SMK Merbau, SMK Dato Permaisuri, SMK Riam, and Riam Road Secondary School.

They were also briefed about the PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP), which is PETRONAS’ flagship scholarship programme for students who scored excellent results in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam.

“The open day focused on creating awareness of the diverse range of careers within the energy industry and provided students with a unique opportunity to engage with industry experts and gain valuable insights into Science, Technology, Engineering, Environment, and Mathematics (STEEM)-related careers in the industry,” said Anuar Ismail, Senior General Manager of PCSB-Sarawak Asset.

Additionally, through immersive, hands-on activities and exhibitions, the event also emphasised the importance of these fields while highlighting the significance of environmental preservation and decarbonisation efforts.

Anuar added, “We believe in empowering young minds by opening doors to a world of opportunities. We hope that the open day has inspired students to deepen their interest in STEEM subjects and consequently encouraged them to pursue STEEM-related careers and become future leaders in the energy industry.”

PETRONAS is steadfast in its commitment to fostering the development of young individuals in Sarawak. The Powering Knowledge Programme, which will be held annually, exemplifies PETRONAS’ dedication to promoting the advancement and development of human capital and capabilities in Sarawak. — DayakDaily