KUCHING: Graduates must make full use of the information communication technology to improve themselves while adapting to the changing environment.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said this would enable the creation of an excellent, quality and knowledgeable human capital that could help in realising the country’s vision of becoming an industrialised nation by 2020.
“The technology, economy and social development plays an important role in the country’s transformation.
“The graduates should feel blessed with the government policies, which have created many job and education opportunities,” he said at the 14th convocation of Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) and International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (ICATS).
The text of his speech was read by Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.
Taib said as the country progressed, the government had come up with many strategies to meet the demand for more job opportunities.
He said skilled graduates were much sought after now as the country needed more skilled workers to achieve industrialised nation status.
“The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), which comprises various sectors, intends to attract foreign investment and to develop the state’s economy.
“It has attracted RM26.4bil of investment and so far, four international companies have sited their operations in SCORE,” he said, adding that SCORE had changed its surrounding landscape to one with ample infrastructure facilities.
He said SCORE would create more than one million job opportunities by 2030.
More than 400 graduates received their scrolls during the ceremony yesterday.
By Calvin Yeo
Sources : The star