Embracing technology as part of daily work life

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (centre) flanked by State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion (on his right) and Deputy State Secretary Datuk Dr Sabariah Putit. Photo: Ukas

KUCHING: The Sarawak government’s Graduate Enhancement Training Sarawak (GETS) 4.0 is expected to be a major proponent of cultivating the use of technology in daily work.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this was in tandem with the current advancement in technology used worldwide to increase efficiency.

“I would like to urge all our young Sarawakians, especially our graduates with us today, to see the vast opportunities within Sarawak’s digitalisation agenda.

“Towards this end, I believe GETS 4.0 plays an important role in cultivating digital leaders and instilling the culture of embracing the ever-advancing digital technology and solutions, and always seeking ways to imbue in them our work processes.”

Abang Johari said this when officiating at the launch of GETS 4.0 yesterday (Sept 15).

He said an example of technology usage was the Land and Survey Information System (Lasis) developed by the Land and Survey Department.

“It has provided solutions to enhance their services, thanks to people in there who were quick to see the potential of information technology (IT) solutions.”

At the same time, he lauded GETS 4.0 for its focus on developing digital competencies such as data analytics and problem-solving skills through on-the-job trainings.

“We have to continue to invest in developing our own digital, technical and creative talents in our endeavour to attain Industry Revolution 4.0 status.

“In addition to digital skills, there is a strong demand for soft skills such as project management, decision making, critical thinking, communication, design thinking and negotiations.

“This will empower people to equip with the competencies of the digital revolution in order to create a workforce fit for a digital future.”