Awards for top GETS interns

Arieff Aqmal Arnasron (top right panel), Afiqah Wadi’ah Abdul Muin (bottom left panel), (bottom right panel, from left) Lawrence Gan Sie Sian, Mereya Kaluk, and Russell Reed Boniface Alin received the Graduates Enhancement Training Sarawak (GETS) Excellence Awards.

KUCHING: Graduates Enhancement Training Sarawak (GETS) Excellence Awards were presented to five recipients during the GETS 4.0 programme launch held virtually on Wednesday (Sept 15).

The five interns were selected for their exceptional performance in work, assignments, and contributions during the period of their internship.

The first recipient was Afiqah Wadi’ah Abdul Muin whose internship at the Bintulu Resident Office commenced on Jan 4 this year. She graduated from Universiti Malaysia Sabah with a background in Agricultural Science.

The second recipient was Arieff Aqmal Arnasron who started his internship at Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) Commercial Centre on Dec 2 last year. He has a background in Resource Chemistry and graduated from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas).

Mereya Kaluk was the third recipient of the GETS Excellence Award. She started her internship at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak on Jan 11 this year and had graduated from Unimas with a background in Communication Studies.

The fourth recipient was Lawrence Gan Sie Sian whose internship at the Deputy State Secretary Office (Rural Transformation) began on Jan 20 this year. He graduated from Unimas with a Master of Business Administration.

Lastly, Russell Reed Boniface Alin also received the award. He started his internship at Kuching South City Council (MBKS) on Feb 12 this year and has a background in Office Systems Management from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kota Samarahan.

The GETS 4.0 programme launch, organised by Sarawak Centre of Performance Excellence (SCOPE) in collaboration with Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service, was held via Zoom and livestream through Sarawak Public Communications Unit’s (Ukas) platforms.

The programme was launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and its purpose is to promote the GETS 4.0 internship programme to all graduates in Sarawak.

The GETS 4.0 internship programme an initiative by the Sarawak government to further cultivate digital skills and leadership among local graduates in Sarawak.

This program commenced in 2019 with the objective of enhancing graduates’ employability and upskilling graduates’ competencies.

The programme is a 12-month internship platform involving various industries across government agencies, government-linked companies (GLCs), and the private sector.

All graduates with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the GETS 4.0 internship programme.

Also present during the launch were Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion; State Financial Secretary Datuk Dr Wan Lizozman Wan Omar; Deputy State Secretary (Performance and Service Delivery Transformation) Datuk Dr Sabariah Putit, who is also SCOPE chairperson; and other dignitaries and representatives.

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