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Human Resource Devt Dept proposes five satellite campuses in Sabah


Zainudin (seated, centre) in a group photo with JPSM staff at its 34th anniversary celebration.

KOTA KINABALU (July 27): The Department of Human Resource Development (JPSM) has proposed to build five satellite campuses in Pitas, Keningau, Sipitang, Semporna and Telupid.

Its director, Tianinun Iping, said the project is expected to commence by 2024 at the earliest.

She hoped that the Sabah Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Yakub Khan, would secure sufficient allocation to realize the Sabah Human Capital Development programme for the districts.

She said that at the 34th anniversary of JPSM here on Wednesday, which was graced by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Zainudin Aman, who represented Yakub.

Tianinun also highlighted the programmes and activities in 2021 and 2022 to achieve the department’s vision and mission to drive human capital development in Sabah.

She said JPSM has established strategic cooperation with the Social Security Organization (Socso) Sabah to organize career carnivals in Sabah, which was strengthened by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Socso Malaysia and JPSM on July 25 to integrate Socso’s My Future Jobs portal with JPSM’s Sabah Jobs Portal (SJP).

She said JPSM launched the SJP on October 28 last year which recorded 3,338 job seekers and 165 employers with 224 job vacancies offered as of June 30 this year.

The department has also completed the Human Resource Capital Development Blueprint for Sabah 2021-2035 in collaboration with the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), which is the only study on Sabah’s human capital development that covers three Malaysian Plans.

Tianinun further said JPSM has collaborated with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to make a module on integrity and anti-corruption a compulsory elective subject in Trade and Technical Training Institute (ILTP).

“This makes ILTP the only Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution under the Sabah State Government, the first institution to apply the subject of integrity and anti-corruption in Malaysia.”

She added that ILTP and JPSM have also been recognized as a TVET Collaboration Hub for Sabah by the National TVET Council on June 24 this year.

The event also saw the presentation of Excellent Service Awards (APC), Excellent Part-Time Instructor Service Certificates and JPSM Director Special Award 2021.

Meanwhile, Yakob said JPSM had conducted 228 skills and entrepreneur courses in 2021 in effort to upskill youths in Sabah.

The courses involved 1,581 male and 3,661 female participants throughout Sabah.

He added that 404 trainees have undergone technical and trade training at ILTP since 2021, which directly contributed to the creation of competent and resilient manpower.

In addition, he said JPSM in collaboration with Socso had organized three career carnivals in 2021 where 265 job seekers have secured jobs.

“Between 2021 and June 2022, eight series or career carnivals have been held where 1,336 individuals have found jobs,” he stated in his speech, which was delivered by Zainudin.

On another note, he hoped that the APC would inspire JPSM staff to work harder.

He said the positive attitude, discipline and excellent work culture of the APC recipients should serve as an exemplar to others.