Sarawak Skills, Bureau Veritas ink MoU to expand oil and gas training in Sarawak

Mohd Nizam and Hallman (right) in a photo call after the exchange of documents.

KUCHING, Nov 5: Sarawak Skills has partnered with Bureau Veritas to offer short courses and training for the oil and gas industry in Sarawak.

Sarawak Skills, represented by executive director Hallman Sabri, and Bureau Veritas by its chief executive (Malaysia) Dato Mohd Nizam Abdul Malik signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a ceremony held at Sarawak Skills’ headquarters here recently.

The momentous occasion was witnessed by Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association (Speca) president Dato Rahman Lariwoo and Sarawak Skills chief commercial officer Mohamad Isham Fauzi.


In a joint press release, the two parties emphasised that with forecasted higher world economic growth rates in 2022, the outlook for Malaysia’s oil and gas sector is positive with good prospects in both the upstream and downstream activities.

“In this respect, there is an urgent need to equip the workforce with the skills needed for the oil and gas sector.

“An important area is the reskilling and upskilling of Sarawak’s workforce in line with the evolving needs of this sector.

“This MoU is timely and sets the stage for our organisations to synergise our expertise and resources. This is an important step forward for us to offer short courses and training for the oil and gas industry in Sarawak,” they said.

The details of the courses and training programmes will be announced in due course.

Bureau Veritas is a recognised world leader in testing, inspection and certification services (TIC).

Sarawak Skills is a stakeholder in the transformation of Sarawak’s economic, educational and digital landscape. It offers a wide range of academic and skills courses and programmes and training for secondary school leavers, the industries, government agencies and the general public.

For more information, contact Corporate Training manager Adrian Hon at 082-539220 or 016-8661017, or e-mail to

Information can also be obtained from Sarawak Skills’ website: — DayakDaily