Launching of the Bosch Rexroth Cyber Physical Training System I4.0
The Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor launched the Bosch Rexroth Cyber Physical Training System I4.0 at Sabah Skills & Technology Centre (SSTC) on 21 December 2021.
Sabah government is committed to creating a bigger human capital pool that is highly skilled in science and technology as the global economy enters the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).In this respect, an allocation of RM127.06 million was given to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Sabah which funded the Bosch Rexroth Cyber Physical Training System I4.0 located in SSTC to ensure Sabah talents can be further polished to meet the industries current needs.
Hajiji said he was happy to note that SSTC is implementing the Skills for Prosperity Programme through a collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur.
“The programme is a first for Sabah and on behalf of the state government, I wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur and ILO for funding and coordinating this programme respectively,” he said in his speech which was delivered by the Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Abidin Madingkir.
Two districts have been chosen for the pilot project, namely Ranau for food processing entrepreneurship and Tuaran (inculcating technological elements in food processing) with 50 participants beginning in November 2021.These programmes are in line with the second thrust of the Hala Tuju Sabah Maju Jaya, hence the target group comprised those from the B40, women particularly single mothers as well as youths, he said.
On the introduction of the Bosch Rexroth Cyber Physical Training System I4.0, which is a mini smart factory, the chief minister believed it would go a long way in providing Sabah with a much better understanding of the state-of-the-art technology.
Sabah is the third to own such a system in Malaysia and it is the fourth unit in the Asean region. Hajiji hoped the trainees will utilize the technology to reduce cost and increase production. Adding that he also commended SSTC for training more than 17,000 trainees including 6,000 unemployed school leavers and graduates since its inception 21 years ago.