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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari visits an automotive workshop after the rebranding ceremony of Inpens International College (Inpens) to Selangor Technical Skills Development Centre (STDC), Kuala Selangor, on August 25, 2020. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

STDC to nurture skilled workforce to meet demands — MB

By Siti Rohaizah Zainal

KUALA SELANGOR, April 14 — The Selangor Technical Skills Development Centre (STDC) is tasked to produce a skilled and quality workforce to match the state’s outstanding development policy.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said that the rebranding of the Inpens International College (Inpens) to STDC two years ago was modelled after the framework used in foreign countries that put technical and vocational skills as an important foundation for development.

“We need quality and skilled workers to align with the state’s policies and its outstanding development and be a component to the success and development of the country.

“It would start with small-scale training. We would periodically look into giving space for technical and vocational as the skilled area should not be a second choice,” said Amirudin in his speech during the Majlis Jalinan Ukhuwah Ramadan event at STDC here, yesterday.

Earlier, Amirudin, with 330 STDC staff and students, had enjoyed a breaking fast together.

Meanwhile, Amirudin said that the state government would open an STDC centre in Section 7, Shah Alam, middle of the year.

He said the institution would train workers on the latest technology to meet the demands of high-skilled fields in the industrial sector in the state.

“The centre in Kuala Selangor is mostly for beginners or on the application of daily needs while the STDC in Shah Alam would be training on skills and high technology.

“We are collaborating with several parties and will update the details in Jun or July,” he said when met after the event.

STDC is a technical learning institution under the Selangor government and the Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated), or MBI, which is the largest shareholder in the institution.

In August 2020, Inpens, located in Kuala Selangor, was rebranded to STDC to empower the Technical and Vocational Education and Teaching (TVET).

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