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KUALA LUMPUR, 18 APRIL - Twenty underprivileged youths who successfully underwent a six-month welding training course in collaboration with TPM Engineering Sdn Bhd (TPME) and TWI Technology (S.E.Asia) Sdn Bhd. (TWI) have secured job placements with several local oil and gas and other global engineering companies.

The internationally recognized Certification Scheme for Welders & Inspector Personnel (CSWIP): Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) program for the 20 youths in the age range of 18 – 30 years was sponsored by Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) in collaboration with TPME and TWI.

TPM Chairman, Dato’ Ahmad Fauzi Zahari presented the 20 graduates their welding certificates at the ceremony which was witnessed by Datuk Haji Zainal Abidin Jaffar, MAIWP Chief Executive Officer.

Ahmad Fauzi said the international standard CSWIP six-month welding skills program jointly offered by TPME and TWI would enable these certified welders to seize job opportunities in the numerous industries even in the global arena.

“This is the second batch of graduates of the same professional course. The first cohort of 20 successfully graduated and gainfully employed in 2015.

“The TPME-TWI collaboration is among the best vocational skills development platforms for Malaysian youths who are keen to develop and pursue their vocational skills and career in the engineering industries.

“There is currently a shortage of skilled and certified welders in many industries not only in Malaysia, but also worldwide. We would like to encourage those who are less academically proficient to develop their vocational skills which also offer equally brighter prospects in their career development,” he added.

The successful collaboration between MAIWP and TPME-TWI had enabled the graduates to secure job placements with multinational companies in automotive, oil and gas, ship building and equipment manufacturing industry. The companies are NBA Rental Sdn Bhd, Ichor Systems (M) Sdn Bhd, Elco Ice Petroleum Sdn Bhd and Q Eesya Holdings Sdn Bhd.

TPME, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TPM, offers contract manufacturing, high precision engineering services and consultancy to numerous industries ranging from automotive, oil and gas, aviation to manufacturing of various types of parts and components, machine fabrication complete with design and assembly.

Technology Park Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an agency of MOSTI, has an integrated infrastructure, facilities and support services to assist technopreneurs and entrepreneurs who are keen to commercialize their ideas in the four industry clusters, namely, ICT, Engineering, Biotechnology and Green Technology. 

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Date: April 18, 2017
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