Sarawak Skills welcomes Federal govt’s priority on TVET under 12MP

Abang Johari (centre) receives a courtesy visit from SSDC entourage. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, Oct 2: Sarawak Skills Development Centre (SSDC) welcomes the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) tabled in Parliament recently which gives emphasis on technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

SDDC executive director Hallman Sabri and its management board secretary Dato Maznah Dasmi raised this during a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia on Friday (Oct 1).

Hallman emphasised that the Federal government’s commitment on the education sector is a recognition to SSDC for championing TVET as the primary education for youth in Sarawak.


“Sarawak Skills also offers 12 skilled courses related to technical and vocational such as mechatronics, engineering drawing as well as industries-related courses including oil palm cultivation.

“In SSDC, we are aware of the latest developments, especially development in Sarawak and the whole of Malaysia. As such, we must see to the needs of the industries in the State,” he told Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

The courses offered by SSDC, he added, must meet not only the needs of industries but also emphasises on technologies and strengthen TVET in Sarawak.

Hallman disclosed that about 92 per cent of its graduates have filled vacancies and needs of the various industries.

“Sarawak Skill also has a close relationship with i-CATS University Colleges to empower and produce highly-skilled graduates demanded by the industries in Malaysia, especially Sarawak,” he added.

During the visit, they also briefed Abang Johari on the future direction of i-CATS University College on the TVET development to be implemented until 2030.— DayakDaily