MIRI (August 29): The Sarawak Skills Development Center (Sarawak Skills) and the Chinese Association for Education and Culture (ACEC Association) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to pave the way for mutually beneficial initiatives between the two institutions.
According to Sarawak Skills, the merger would allow the two sides to formalize initiatives that would include collaborations with universities and vocational training and learning institutions in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The MoU ceremony on Friday was held virtually and the signatories were Sarawak Skills Executive Director Hallman Sabri and ACEC Association Regional Executive Director Yang Chengcheng.
According to Hallman, the centre’s initiatives with the ACEC Association would include establishing a Mandarin language center in Sarawak Skills and its subsidiaries, recruiting international students from the PRC, as well as working with universities and institutions. teaching vocational training in China in a wide range of activities, including research and development (R&D), industrial training, personnel exchange, conferences, symposia, workshops and programs of training.
“For Sarawak Skills, this is integral to our continued goal of reaching potential students, universities and post-secondary education and learning institutions around the world.
“This would facilitate the development of Sarawak Skills as a regional hub for technical and vocational education and training (TVET),” he added.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Executive Director of Sarawak Skills (Education, Training and Student Services Division) Zakri Md Salleh and ACEC Association Secretary General Siti Farah Abdullah.