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A Preferred Digital Academy in the Region
In April 2017, The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg has announced a major paradigm shift in Sarawak development strategy namely Sarawak Transformation through the Digital Economy.
In line with the Sarawak State development strategy, CENTEXS has identified its part to support the Digital Economy in talent development by establishing the Digital Training Unit in June 2017.
CENTEXS Digital Training Unit focus is on the development of technical manpower that will create sufficient digital skills and human resource required for the Sarawak Digital Economy. In March 2019, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, has announced the establishment of the Digital Academy.
The Digital Academy is envisioned to play a crucial role in producing digital talent pool to the industry. The Academy is an Industry relevant education program, focusing on reskilling and upskilling training, targeting school leavers, university graduates and industry employees.
~We provide the best in its class technical training programs. They are beautifully designed, internationally industries certified and job tailored~
The Governor of Sarawak
Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud
“The biggest opportunities lie in technical education. We will need more people with technical qualification. Technical and vocational education will be very challenging but then again the remuneration and rewards will be just as great. They will be our passage towards attaining a high-income society status by 2020.”
YAB Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg
Chief Minister of Sarawak
“I applaud the collaboration between CENTEXS and Huawei to assist in the transformation of the State Economy toward Digital Economy. When we have the new technology, we can meet the needs of ASEAN and ASIA markets. Also, through this collaboration, Huawei will have laboratory outside China, in Sarawak, which we can name ‘CENHUA Lab’ (CENTEXS-HUAWEI) “.
Allahyarham YBhg Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem
Former Chief Minister of Sarawak
“We are very much aware of the importance of Technical Education in our quest for industrialisation. We don’t have enough people to man our industries because we have not been emphasising on technical education. Nevertheless, it is not too late for us to focus on technical and vocational education. So, we can meet the needs of thousands of technical hands in our industries.”
“Germany is a fascinating role model. The Germans have maintained their manufacturing edge despite being a high-tax, high-regulation economy. Why? Because the government really set about ensuring that it maintained funding for technical training, technical advancements and programs. It made a concerted effort to retain high-end, complex manufacturing – the kind of BMW model, if you will. And they have done that so successfully that Germany, which has a quarter if America’s population, exports more than America does.” ~ Fareed Zakaria
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuh
A determination to have more technical people especially the youths and the needs an industrialize economic state, the Governor of Sarawak, His Excellency Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and the late Pehin Sri Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem, former Chief Minister of Sarawak have called upon the Sarawak Government through Yayasan Sarawak to take over Pusat Latihan Pembangunan Belia and established the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (CENTEXS) in October 2014.
A task to train and upskill the State youth to meet the technical requirements of the industries that focusing on the trade of Oil and Gas, construction, manufacturing and mechatronics, CENTEXS had transitioned from training-based to the current technical trades training centre and has trained more than three thousand youths throughout the State.
A commitment to assist the transformation of Sarawak towards digital economy and moving towards the 3rd wave of industrialization, CENTEXS has taken the initiative to embark on digital training programs for the youth in the State. This is in tandem with the vision of ours Chief Minister’s YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on the road to digital economy. In October 2017, CENTEXS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Huawei (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. which will see technology transfer through the supply of talents for digital structure especially for the State’s digital economy. With the courses offered such as Wireless Hardware Installation, Microwave Hardware Installation, FTXX OSP Hardware Installation, Data Centre Equipment Installation, Telecom Energy & Data Centre Energy Equipment Installation and Mobile Application. All the courses except Mobile Application is Certified by Huawei Certified Specialist (HSC) whereas Mobile Application are certified by Android. With the collaboration between CENTEXS and Huawei Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., the Chief Minister is confident that the State can produce younger generation of Sarawakians who have the creativity and wish to become experts in the new technology field in tandem with the industry 4.0 revolution. A vast supply of talent for digital infrastructure in the state’s digital economy.
A new journey recently, CENTEXS going on board on heritage training especially targeting the state youth on Sulaman Tudung Keringkam and Tenunan Songket Sarawak. With the support and collaboration of the State Kampung Heritage Team and CENTEXS, we had set up workshop for six(6) months full time training and an incubator project for the Sulaman Tudung Keringkam and Tenunan Songket Sarawak. In the face of modernisation and urbanization communities, the efforts to preserve traditional crafts customarily passed down from generation to generation has never been more overbearing as to retain the Sulaman Tudung Keringkam and Tenunan Songket Sarawak heritage. With the update traditional methods and the introduction of modern heritage marketing, we can have with bags, ipad cases, handbags, shoes, pillow cases, accessories and souvenirs crafted from keringkam and tenunan songket fashioned by CENTEXS.
A motto in striving towards achieving “Premium Careers Through Technical Training”, CENTEXS are now expanding to Lundu, Dalat and recently in Lawas and Betong. With the opening of these temporary campus, we are keen in assisting the State in providing technical and digital training for the youths which can help them to become a specialist in technical and digital area and also the economic development and contribution towards prosperity of the State.
“Setting the Gold Standard for Technical Training”
Think Excellence! Think CENTEXS!
Tuan Haji Syeed Mohd Hussien
Chief Executive Officer, CENTEXS
“The industry’s high demand for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates is proving that the institution’s qualifiers are comparable to those who graduated from university ” ~ Youth & Sport Minister (4 September 2018)
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