RECODA touches base with PPKS, TEGAS on job training programmes

In an effort to ensure that qualified and skilled workforce requirements in the SCORE region are met, RECODA has touched base with Sarawak Skills Development Centre (Sarawak Skills) and Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (TEGAS) to learn about vocational and entrepreneurship training that are available for young adults.

RECODA, led by its Industrial Support Unit, was briefed by Sarawak Skills on its leading role in providing Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) through its 9 learning centres in Kuching, Miri and Mukah.

Sarawak Skills provides technical and soft skills training programmes to industries as well as Industry Revolution 4.0 consultancy services, said Sarawak Skills Corporate Communications Manager, Diana Ramping.

“We are a technical education and training centre to meet the needs of the industries in line with the State Government’s development plans,” she said.

The institution also collaborates with accredited learning institutions to conduct courses and provide the required facilities as examination centres for candidates applying for industry-required certifications.

With some 800 graduates annually, Sarawak Skills also boasts a 89% employment six months after graduation, she added.

Meanwhile, RECODA was also briefed on the roles played by TEGAS, which was established in 2012 as a Charitable Trust dedicated to promoting digital innovation and entrepreneurship amongst Sarawakian youth.

TEGAS Chief Operating Officer, Awangku Merali Pengiran Mohamed briefed RECODA on the organisation’s role in talent development and industrial education and training. The organisation focuses on producing qualified and competent workforce through continuous learning & development, he said.

TEGAS supports and empowers early-stage startups and social enterprises, and promotes digital innovation and entrepreneurship through strategic partnerships and collaborations. An example is TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), which is funded by the Sarawak government to empower early-stage startups and social enterprises in Sarawak.