KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Skills & Technology Centre (SSTC), together with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and British High Commission is organising a joint programme to improve the skills utilisation, employment and career progression opportunities of women and youth in Sabah.
The Skills for Prosperity Programme, which covers Ranau and Tuaran districts, is focused on the development of localised training models for inclusion and future-readiness that are scalable, replicable and sustainable are very important for Sabah.
Apart from that, it also aims to improve the functions and membership of a local Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) and skills network in Sabah, and the partnership with government agencies and the industry (including SMEs).
Dr. Joachim (fourth from left) with the SSTC Management Council Members, Ef-Officios and President of FSI.
Deputy Chief Minister cum Industrial Development Minister (MID), Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam was briefed on this during his visit to SSTC here recently, where he was welcomed by SSTC Chairman, Datuk Seri Wong Khen Thau, Deputy Chairman, Datuk John Choo and its Management Council Members.
Earlier, during the tour, Dr Joachim had the opportunity to meet with all SSTC trainees, including at the Drone Technology Course where trainees demonstrated interactive drone simulations and outdoor activities.
The three-month drone programme was newly introduced this year under the Stimulus Economic Package to equip trainees with new skills. This programme allows the trainees to understand a Complete Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Solution, the Ability of Drone, and Technology for Enterprises, as well as on the Drone Safety, Rules and Regulations in Malaysia and Basic Drone Controlling.
Trainees were also exposed to the internalise all Practical Aspects of Flight Manoeuvres and UAS Technical Features and complete UAS Flight Execution and Mission Planning for Industrial Application from Start to Finish.
From there, Dr Joachim also visited SSTC’s latest training simulation, the Bosch Rexroth Modular Mechatronics Training System mMS 4.0. A miniaturised production line that offers an in-depth look into intelligent networking of machines in the production environment and their work processes covering the 9 pillars of Industry 4.0 technologies. The built-in technology in the system indirectly makes an industry or the processes more efficient, productive, cost and time saving with real time information. Programme customisation can be tailored according to the needs of the industries/companies. The Sabah State Government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Sabah invested into this Smart-Factory simulation machine last year.
During a discussion with SSTC Chairman and Management Council Members, Dr Joachim was pleased to note that SSTC has been catering to the needs of the industry and hoped SSTC continues its good work together with MID and its agencies especially the Department of Industrial Development and Research (DIDR).
The two- hours visit ended with a thank you lunch for Mr. Tseu Kei Yue who has been serving as one of SSTC Ex-Officious for the past four years. Tseu has been promoted as the new Director of DIDR Sabah. Also present were the Federation of Sabah Industries (FSI) President, Richard Lim, and MID Deputy Permanent Secretary, Benedick Bisoni.
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