KUCHING, Nov 11: The Sarawak government recently launched Graduates Enhancement Training Sarawak (GETS) 4.0 to enhance the employability of graduates and upskill their talents.
Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talip Zulpilip said the programme will cover training and internship across general market demand from public and private sectors for both Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and non-STEM graduates in Sarawak.
“The GETS programme which started in 2016 for two years, was an internship programme for graduates and diploma holders to be on attachment with the private sector or government linked companies (GLCs) for a one-year duration on a contract basis.
“The host company may hire GETS interns as trainees working in jobs based on their academic qualifications. As trainees, they have the option to actively search and apply for full time jobs while undergoing the internship period of one year with the host company. During this time frame, the interns are to attend a series of training programmes on English and entrepreneurship skills,” Talib said in his winding up speech at the State Legislative Assembly today.
The GETS 4.0 programme will run for two years beginning July 2019 until July 2021.
It will be offered to 300 interns per year. Applicants will be assessed for basic skills such as IT and English proficiency and also undergo psychometric tests.
Meanwhile, the state Integrity dan Ombudsman Unit (UNION) will continue to disseminate information about its ombudsman functions to the public through its outreach programmes encompassing all segments of the populace.
Talib said the programmes would serve as an avenue for the public to gain better understanding of the services provided by UNION Ombudsmen and a better insight into methods for channeling their grievances or complaints to the relevant parties. — DayakDaily