By Siti Rohaizah Zainal
SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 — The Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated) or MBI has collaborated with GE Engine Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd (GE Malaysia) to launch the Selangor Aerospace Apprentice Programme.
Its chief executive officer Norita Mohd Sidek said the programme would also involve the Human Resource Development Division of the Selangor State Secretary (BPSM SUK).
She said through the collaboration, MBI sought to discover and strengthen youth participation in the aerospace industry in order to support the development of a talent pool or a sustainable workforce within the sector in Selangor.
“To further boost the aerospace industry to greater heights in the future, we aim to address the issues at its source, which is the challenge to attract enough talents to work in the sector.
“Therefore, we have collaborated with GE Malaysia and BPSM SUK to provide on-the-job training to more than 50 apprentices.
“The programme covers engine maintenance training and technical engineering in the mechanical and electrical system,” she said in a statement.
Norita said that most of the sessions will take place at the GE Malaysia training facility, while some will also be held in other GE locations across the world.
“Apart from that, we also partnered with 10 other aerospace companies that are based in Selangor such as Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
“MBI also has established a partnership with a local company to set up the Selangor Skills Framework Platform (SSFP), a one-stop centre that offers access to job skill requirements and career paths to empower and utilise the industry’s strength,” she said.
On September 8, the partnership between MBI and GE Malaysia was launched during the Selangor Aviation Show 2022 at the Skypark Regional Aviation Centre in Subang.