Human Resources Minister YB Tuan M. Kula Segaran made a working visit to Sabah Skills & Technology Cente (SSTC) on 17th September 2018.
This is his first working visit to Sabah Skills & Technology Centre after being appointed as the Human Resource minister under the new government. He is accompanied by YBhg. Dato’ Amir bin Omar, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy & International) and Encik Kamal Bin Pardi, Director of Labour Department (Sabah).
On his arrival, Kula Segaran was met by Assistant Minister of Education & Innovation, YB Jenifer Lasimbang, YB Jimmy Wong Assistant Minister from the Chief Minister’s Department, SSTC’s Chairman, YBhg. Datuk Seri Panglima Wong Khen Thau, Deputy Chairman, YBhg. Datuk John Choo, Federation of Sabah Industries’ President, YBhg. Datuk Chong Hon Len, Chief Executive Office, SSTC’s Management Council Members and several other members of SSTC.
During the visit, centre Director; Madam Natalie Fung shared a brief history and programs offered at the centre. Thereafter, the minister and all guests were treated with a tour of the centre.
The Sabah Skills & Technology Centre (SSTC) is a joint initiative project by the Federal Government, Sabah State Government and the industry. It is set-up as a not-for-profit society in which the government – State and Federal – provides the funding and infrastructure whereas the industry provides the support and leadership. SSTC aims to provide training and educational programs to enhance the skills level of State’s workforce.
The government sponsored Youth Programs under the Golongan Pekerja dan Future Workers are:
For School Leavers:
- Culinary Arts
- Oil Palm Plantation Operation & Supervision
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Hand-Held Telecommunication Device Repair
For Diploma Holders:
- Safety & Health Officer
- Non-Destructive Testing Inspection
- Retail Management
- I.C.E Planning & Marketing Management
- Plantation Management
- Welding Inspection
SSTC also provides training for the workforce under the Corporate Training Programs, and currently offers up to more than 120 different programs from management to occupational safety & health programs. SSTC is a 4-star Training Provider under the Human Resource Development Fund in Sabah.
To date, the centre has trained close to 15,000 youths and workforce.