I JUST read that highly skilled welders who work for the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) could earn up to RM10,000 a month!
Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said highly skilled welders could earn as much as RM10,000 per month while the starting salary of welders was about RM2,000 per month.
She said the demand for skilled workers, including welders, keeps rising to cater for the state’s rapid industrial development.
That’s incredible news and really makes me think that I am in the wrong line! I wonder if it is too late to change careers?
I know the government is encouraging Sarawakians to take up skills training and when SCORE is fully up and running those who take up the challenge now will have a huge advantage!
So many opportunities are opening up and all we as Sarawakians need to do is support the plans in store and equip ourselves for the changes ahead.
Encourage your children, family members and friends to take up skills training.
I wonder if the Industrial Welding Training Project and the Malaysian Skills Certificate will take someone my age?
To learn more about skills training in Sarawak, check out:
INSTITUT LATIHAN PERINDUSTRIAN (ILP) KOTA SAMARAHAN
Lot 249, Blok 14, Sarawak Natural Resource Park, 94300 Samarahan
Fax: 082465113 / 114
INSTITUT LATIHAN PERINDUSTRIAN MIRI
Lot 3226 Blok 6 Mukim Bandar Baru Permyjaya, 98100 Miri
Tel: 085-655540 | Fax: 085-653523
Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS)
Kolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak (ICATS)
Jalan Canna, Off Jalan Wan Alwi, Tabuan Jaya, 93350 Kuching
082-364198 / 082-364199
The story from Bernama:
Highly Skilled Welders Get More Pay Than Minister
MIRI, Oct 9 (Bernama) — Highly skilled welders could earn a higher wage than a minister, thus brushing aside the notion that skilled jobs are lower in status, said Sarawak Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.
She said highly skilled welders could fetch as high as RM10,000 per month while the starting salary of welders was about RM2,000 per month.
The demand for skilled workers, including welders, keeps rising to cater for the state’s rapid industrial development, she said when officiating the graduation ceremony of the Industrial Welding Training Project and the Malaysian Skills Certificate 2011 at Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Miri here.
Fatimah said a study on skilled manpower requirement for the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) conducted by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak projected that 425,210 skilled workers were needed by 2030.
She said the requirement became a major challenge for the people of Sarawak as 78 training institutes in state could not churn out enough skilled workers to meet the demand.
Hence, the state government has created strategic partnership with industrial organisations to find out the actual skilled manpower needs to sustain their operations, she added.
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Belaga in Kapit Division is one of 15 schools selected nationwide for the launch of a pilot vocational programme from Form One next year in efforts to meet the country’s skilled manpower requirement.