KUCHING: Projects under Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) development plan will be able to generate job opportunities for graduates of institutions of higher learning (IPT) and colleges providing technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing said the projects are expected to attract about RM334 billion in investment and when fully realised by 2030, they are expected to create 1.6 million new job opportunities for the people of Sarawak.
Speaking during the ‘Malam Randau Bersama Pelajar Dayak IPT Sarawak’ at the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS ) East Campus, Jalan Stampin Timur here on Sunday, he said this should be good news for IPT and TVET students.
“The state government has always emphasised on the importance of TVET and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. This effort is important in meeting the much needed human capital to support the state’s development initiatives.
“To support the continuing efforts of the Sarawak government to transform the state’s economy into Digital Economy, there is an urgent need to prepare our workforce with relevant skills and knowledge in line with the current and future needs of the various industrial sectors,” he added.