KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s call for more Sarawakian students to master aero-technology has received encouraging response from the public.
Recently, the chief minister said the state government would upgrade the facilities at International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS) University College so that the university could produce graduates who are skilled in aero technology and further strengthen Sarawak’s digital economy.
In a survey by New Sarawak Tribune, most members of the public support the initiative to focus on the development of technological knowledge, research, engineering and aero technology.
They also believe that the initiative is in line withthe Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy plan.
FRANCIS BARNABAS ABOT (Student)
What was proposed by the chief minister is a brilliant idea. The initiative can definitely produce great engineers in Sarawak who are capable of competing globally. It is beneficial for Sarawakians to respond positively to the chief minister’s call.
NUR AMIRA IBRAHIM (Self employed)
Technology is no longer a foreign thing in this modern era as many careers revolve around it. I believe now is the perfect time to implement the initiative, especially in institutions of higher learning. I hope many students will take up this challenge.
MARCELLA SHINE MICHAEL JOHN (Student)
The effort to introduce more aero technology courses to Sarawakian youth will definitely benefit the state and is in line with the rapid growth of the aero technology industry in the country. I believe the initiative will greatly contribute to the state’s digital economy initiative.
MOHD NAZIRUL HAZIQ (Private worker)
The chief minister is a true visionary. I am sure that the initiative will be able to produce more engineers of higher calibre, capable of bringing the state to a higher level in its advancements in line with its vision of digital economy. I believe that this will also benefit future generations greatly, putting them a step ahead of the others in securing job opportunities.