MIRI: Sarawak Skills Development Centre (SSDC) is working with the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (I-Cats) to bring robotics technology to primary pupils in the state.
SSDC Miri campus acting director Syuhaira Mohd Zin said robotics technology has massive untapped potential in Sarawak and it needed to be cultivated.
"There is plenty of untapped potential in the use of robotics in Sarawak, in the government and public sectors as well as in the private sector.
"Even in households, robotics technology is becoming a norm in developed countries.
"In Sarawak, the arena for robotics technology is huge. This is an area that is still largely untapped.
"Our centre and I-Cats are bringing robotics education to primary pupils to expose them to such new innovations.
“We want to focus on developing robotics technology for everyday use in society,” she said when launching SSDC/I-Cats Innovation Day 2019 in Miri on Saturday (July 27).
SSDC offers 19 industrial training programmes that have been accorded 5-star and 4-star ratings by the Skills Development Department Malaysia in Putrajaya.
SSDC qualifications are officially recognised and accepted by both the Sarawak state government and the Federal Government.
SSDC was formed in 1994 to help train skilled workforce for the state. Its headquarters is in Kuching and it has a big campus in Miri.