PLP signs MoU with EASS to improve skills of electrical contractors

Tan (center) presents a keepsake to Hii after the MoU signing ceremony.

SIBU: There is a high demand and great potential for qualified industrial loaders, lines and electrical contractors given the rapid development of Sarawak.

According to Pusat Latihan ProAktif (PLP) Founder and Managing Director Dato Dr Bernard Tan, the center will work with the Sarawak and Sabah Electric Association (EASS) to further enhance the industrial skills of this group of entrepreneurs, especially to industries of Sarawak. Renewable Energy Corridor (SCORE).

“We know that in this globalized world, we don’t just have to develop the workforce for the local human capital market.

“We are positioning ourselves to train a skilled, practical and competent workforce so that graduates are marketable all over the world,” he said when signing a memorandum of understanding between PLP and EASS for Chargeman L1 and L4. Classes.

The MoU was signed by Tan representing PLP and EASS President Hii Hua Chuon – in the presence of the Director of Electricity Supply of the Ministry of Public Services, Syed Mohamad Fauzi Shahab.

The signing took place yesterday at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Wisma Sibu.

Tan said that aside from training, the purpose of the MoU is to ensure that the standard of practice in electrical engineering would be in full compliance with existing regulations and legal requirements.

He said that PLP was established in 2009 to provide practical industrial skills and knowledge to working adults and young graduates wishing to pursue careers in electrical engineering.

He also said that PLP has signed similar memoranda of understanding with other organizations such as Open University Malaysia’s School of Lifelong Learning, Human Resources Department, Kota Samarahan Industrial Training Institute, Sarawak Energy Bhd, Center of Technical Excellence (Centexs), Dilo Germany, Seda and several professional schools.

Patricia D. Rutt