KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXS) as the sole technical and vocational education and training (TVET) hub in Sarawak is expected to propel the state towards achieving its digital economy initiative.
CENTEXS chief executive officer Syeed Mohd Hussein said the appointment has placed CENTEXS ahead of the curve in leading the digital economy technical programme in Sarawak.
“CENTEXS is expected to lead other skills institutes in the state, particularly in digital economy, to produce more skillful manpower.
“Through this, we are able to expedite the process of skill development in the industry as well,” he assured.
He said this when met by New Sarawak Tribune after receiving the TVET Collaboration Hub – Digital Economy Hub letter of appointment at the National TVET Week 2022 here on Friday (Jun 24).
Syeed assured that it has always been CENTEXS’ aspiration to spur the digital economy initiative as emphasised by Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“Whatever (Abang Johari) aspires for Sarawak, CENTEXS will move forward with him.
“We accept all challenges ahead of us and we will move forward alongside the state government to assist in achieving all of its initiatives,” he added.
Syeed also noted that he was pleased to see CENTEXS and its rapid growth since its establishment as a skills institute.
“ CENTEXS now is leading the pack in Sarawak. We grow very fast, alongside the state government. We are glad to be able to achieve a number of our visions and missions and we strive to achieve more at a greater level.”
CENTEXS was among 13 other skills institutes selected as TVET Collaboration Hub for every state in Malaysia under different fields.
Present at the handing over ceremony of the appointment letters were CENTEXS deputy director (digital academy) Dr Dayang Hanani Abang Ibrahim, CENTEXS deputy director (industry) Dr Nadianatra Musa and CENTEXS Commercial general manager Shahren Yusri.