SOPPOA keen to collaborate with SAVTI in upskilling, reskilling oil palm workers

SOPPOA delegation during a visit to SAVTI in Lambir, Miri.

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KUCHING, Aug 20: Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (SOPPOA) is looking for further collaboration with Sarawak Agriculture Vocational Training Institute (SAVTI), especially in the area of upskilling and reskilling of workers in the oil palm plantation sector in Sarawak.

SOPPOA chairman Eric Kiu, who led a delegation to visit SAVTI in Lambir, Miri, recently said he was impressed with the setup and strategic location of the institute with its own mini oil palm estate next door.

“With this kind of setup, it enables students to not only be exposed to a real plantation environment but also provide them with the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into use on the field.

“This visit has further paved the way for both parties to explore various opportunities for collaboration, especially in the area of upskilling and reskilling,” he said in a statement yesterday (Aug 19).

The SOPPOA delegation consisted of first vice chairman Simon Wong, chief executive officer Dr Felix Moh, and members Joseph Ling and Jasmine Kulay.

They were received by the centre manager Maccollin Jengok and colleagues, who introduced the delegation to every aspect of the institute before taking the group on a tour of the facility. — DayakDaily