Reported by: Mohd Fairuz Mohd Salleh, Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, IMM Young Professionals Chairman
Edited by: Associate Professor Dr. Melissa Chan Chin Han, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Honorary Secretary of IMM
23rd February 2019 marked a historical moment for Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM) and Politeknik Kota Kinabalu (PKK), during the signing of the Collaboration of Certificate (CoC) at Bilik Tetamu PKK, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. IMM was honoured to be among the four (4) collaborative partners present at the auspicious occasion as well as for the launching ceremony of the Career Carnival TVET Sabah 2019. The parties involved are Politeknik Kota Kinabalu, Institute of Materials, Malaysia, Materials Technology Education Sdn Bhd, Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority and Sabah Timber Industries Association. There was a dialogue session involving three panellists, namely Assistant Vice President of SEDIA, Iwan Hermawan Hj. Masrul; PKK Alumni, Ir. Sarzaminor Bukar and IMM Young Professionals Chairman, Mohd Fairuz Mohd Salleh. The intention of the one-day program is to provide exposure in relation to the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and its effect on the current Sabah workforce. The students were exposed to the challenges they may face after graduation and recommendations were given by the panellists on how to become relevant in these testing times. There were booths set up by the industry to allow for walk-in interview and CV collection.