Safety Beyond Borders: INSTEP Welcomes 16 INPEX Trainees for HSE-OJT Training Programme

As part of INSTEP’s initiative in serving clients from around the world, 16 engineers from INPEX Corporation, a Japanese exploration and production company, were celebrated on 7 January 2023.

The HSE-OJT training programme that runs between 7 January and 1 February will accommodate all 16 learners through a one-month programme which focuses on occupational and environmental safety aspects and practices in the oil & gas industry.

Senior Manager of Learning Experience, Dr. Azir Salleh delivering his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony.

During his welcoming remarks, Dr. Azir Salleh said that “The continuous collaboration between INSTEP and INPEX Corporation is a strong indicator of INSTEP’s status as the trusted technical learning solutions partner in creating a sustainable talent pipeline, both domestically and internationally.”

Dr. Azir also promised that the enriching learning experience throughout the 4 weeks at INSTEP campus will equip the trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills for their career development.

As part of INSTEP’s initiative in serving clients from around the world, 16 engineers from INPEX Corporation, a Japanese exploration and production company, were celebrated on 7 January 2023.

The HSE-OJT training programme that runs between 7 January and 1 February will accommodate all 16 learners through a one-month programme which focuses on occupational and environmental safety aspects and practices in the oil & gas industry.

Senior Manager of Learning Experience, Dr. Azir Salleh delivering his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony.

During his welcoming remarks, Dr. Azir Salleh said that “The continuous collaboration between INSTEP and INPEX Corporation is a strong indicator of INSTEP’s status as the trusted technical learning solutions partner in creating a sustainable talent pipeline, both domestically and internationally.”

Dr. Azir also promised that the enriching learning experience throughout the 4 weeks at INSTEP campus will equip the trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills for their career development.

Rejuvenating New Year’s Spirit Through INSTEP Jom Bersukan: Fun Run

In the spirit of welcoming the year 2024, many were still looking for the push for self-motivation to start moving and keeping up with a healthier lifestyle. As part of supporting MESTIfit4health agenda, and kickstarting fitness journey among INSTEP staff for the year, INSTEP Jom Bersukan finally launched its first event through ‘Fun Run’. With over 3km of track distance, more than 140 participants representing 4 sport houses competed in the race.

Officiating remark by En. Haziman Mamat Yusof, Senior Manager of Campus Asset Management, INSTEP prior to the start of the run.

The participants took their chance to get their minds off deadlines, and meeting appointments through the ‘Fun Run’ activity. Amidst of the competitiveness to shine as the champion of the run, joyous laughter filled up the air. It was not just a mere race, it also was to celebrate team spirit, working together to achieve a healthier company community, by living up the element of Move Right from MESTIfit4health.

In the end, it was never about who finishes first; it is about the shared laughter, the sense of community, and the memories created in every step. 

In the spirit of welcoming the year 2024, many were still looking for the push for self-motivation to start moving and keeping up with a healthier lifestyle. As part of supporting MESTIfit4health agenda, and kickstarting fitness journey among INSTEP staff for the year, INSTEP Jom Bersukan finally launched its first event through ‘Fun Run’. With over 3km of track distance, more than 140 participants representing 4 sport houses competed in the race.

Officiating remark by En. Haziman Mamat Yusof, Senior Manager of Campus Asset Management, INSTEP prior to the start of the run.

The participants took their chance to get their minds off deadlines, and meeting appointments through the ‘Fun Run’ activity. Amidst of the competitiveness to shine as the champion of the run, joyous laughter filled up the air. It was not just a mere race, it also was to celebrate team spirit, working together to achieve a healthier company community, by living up the element of Move Right from MESTIfit4health.

In the end, it was never about who finishes first; it is about the shared laughter, the sense of community, and the memories created in every step. 

The Final Chapter of TEP Journey in INSTEP

A closing ceremony to commemorate 96 TEP graduates was held on 7 December at INSTEP. The graduates were sponsored by 8 PETRONAS OPUs to support respective business needs.

The event was not only to commemorate the completion of 10 months journey of TEP, but also to celebrate the graduates’ initial step prior to entering energy industry. 

“Coming from various trades such as Electrical, Lab, Mechanical and Process, our talented graduates will soon be the frontliners of PETRONAS business operations. INSTEP as the learning solutions partner, has equipped these future leaders with the relevant skills demanded by the dynamic energy industry,” En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, mentioned in his speech.

En. Idris b Ibrahim during his remarks in the event.

The event was graced with the presence of Head of Plant PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Sabah Sdn. Bhd (PCFSSB), En. Abdullah bin Side alongside representatives from various OPUs.

En. Abdullah bin Side delivered his speech during the event.

“We will forever carry INSTEP’s name, and we will strive hard to make our instructors proud by being exemplary ambassador for INSTEP brand,” the graduates’ representative Andrew Jawan rallied his batchmates’ spirit in his speech.

The graduates’ representative, Andrew Jawan, took the stage to share on his journey with his colleagues during the 10 months journey in INSTEP.

A closing ceremony to commemorate 96 TEP graduates was held on 7 December at INSTEP. The graduates were sponsored by 8 PETRONAS OPUs to support respective business needs.

The event was not only to commemorate the completion of 10 months journey of TEP, but also to celebrate the graduates’ initial step prior to entering energy industry. 

“Coming from various trades such as Electrical, Lab, Mechanical and Process, our talented graduates will soon be the frontliners of PETRONAS business operations. INSTEP as the learning solutions partner, has equipped these future leaders with the relevant skills demanded by the dynamic energy industry,” En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, mentioned in his speech.

En. Idris b Ibrahim during his remarks in the event.

The event was graced with the presence of Head of Plant PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Sabah Sdn. Bhd (PCFSSB), En. Abdullah bin Side alongside representatives from various OPUs.

En. Abdullah bin Side delivered his speech during the event.

“We will forever carry INSTEP’s name, and we will strive hard to make our instructors proud by being exemplary ambassador for INSTEP brand,” the graduates’ representative Andrew Jawan rallied his batchmates’ spirit in his speech.

The graduates’ representative, Andrew Jawan, took the stage to share on his journey with his colleagues during the 10 months journey in INSTEP.

Celebration for INSTEP’s Pillars of Education

Celebrating the unwavering commitment of learning partners in shaping the future of energy workforce, an appreciation dinner was held on 13 December 2023 at Duyong Marina Resort. This event echoed the spirit of cohesiveness by commemorating their hard work throughout the year of 2023.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali delivered his speech during the event.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali, Senior Manager of Learning Resource and Delivery (LRD), INSTEP mentioned in his speech “Our learning partners are the hearts for our learning delivery, ensuring our programmes are delivered to not only meet industry standards but also, enrich the energy workforce for a sustainable future, which is in line with INSTEP’s winning aspiration.”

A special performance to lighten up the atmosphere of the event.

This event was conducted for the first time in 2023, following the appreciation event conducted for Line Learning Facilitators, last November.

External Learning Partner (ELP) are registered companies, individuals including PETRONAS Retirees, Learning Institutions and Government Agencies who provides Learning Services and Consultancy for PTTSB learning programmes and activities.

The cheerful faces of ELPs during the event.

In the ever-changing landscape of the energy industry, where innovation and adaptability are necessary for us to be in pace, ELP’s dedication to equipping professionals with relevant skills has been nothing short of commendable, mirroring PETRONAS purpose in our winning aspiration so that all visions and missions are aligned.

Celebrating the unwavering commitment of learning partners in shaping the future of energy workforce, an appreciation dinner was held on 13 December 2023 at Duyong Marina Resort. This event echoed the spirit of cohesiveness by commemorating their hard work throughout the year of 2023.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali delivered his speech during the event.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali, Senior Manager of Learning Resource and Delivery (LRD), INSTEP mentioned in his speech “Our learning partners are the hearts for our learning delivery, ensuring our programmes are delivered to not only meet industry standards but also, enrich the energy workforce for a sustainable future, which is in line with INSTEP’s winning aspiration.”

A special performance to lighten up the atmosphere of the event.

This event was conducted for the first time in 2023, following the appreciation event conducted for Line Learning Facilitators, last November.

External Learning Partner (ELP) are registered companies, individuals including PETRONAS Retirees, Learning Institutions and Government Agencies who provides Learning Services and Consultancy for PTTSB learning programmes and activities.

The cheerful faces of ELPs during the event.

In the ever-changing landscape of the energy industry, where innovation and adaptability are necessary for us to be in pace, ELP’s dedication to equipping professionals with relevant skills has been nothing short of commendable, mirroring PETRONAS purpose in our winning aspiration so that all visions and missions are aligned.

Two-Year Streaks: INSTEP Bagged its Second MSOSH Gold Merit Award

INSTEP has cemented its presence as preferred technical learning provider through winning its second Gold Merit Award, after its three consecutive Gold Class 1 Award since 2018. This highlights the institution’s dependability and consistency in providing excellent technical training that incorporates HSE procedures.

The awardees were celebrated during the 41st MSOSH OSH Award 2023 ceremony, held on 16 November 2023, at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa 

The ceremony was held to commemorate organisations dedications and commitment to uphold OSH practices at the workplace. Additionally, the event served as a platform to honour organisationsOSH performance throughout the year 2022, including the ability to lower the rate of workplace accidents and occupational diseases.  

The event was graced by the presence of guest of honours, YB Datuk Ts. Mustapha bin Sakmud Member of Parliament Bandar Tun Razak and YABhg. Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Binti Wan Ismail. 

Also present during the event was Minister of Human Resources, YB Tuan V. Sivakumar Deputy Minister of Human Resources, who also officiated the event.

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP applauded the efforts showcased by all INSTEP members. “In order to flourish even more and achieve high quality safety standards as the preferred technical learning solutions, we must make sure that we improve this high standard of performance, in our effort to accomplish Generative HSE Culture.” 

INSTEP has cemented its presence as preferred technical learning provider through winning its second Gold Merit Award, after its three consecutive Gold Class 1 Award since 2018. This highlights the institution’s dependability and consistency in providing excellent technical training that incorporates HSE procedures.

The awardees were celebrated during the 41st MSOSH OSH Award 2023 ceremony, held on 16 November 2023, at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa 

The ceremony was held to commemorate organisations dedications and commitment to uphold OSH practices at the workplace. Additionally, the event served as a platform to honour organisationsOSH performance throughout the year 2022, including the ability to lower the rate of workplace accidents and occupational diseases.  

The event was graced by the presence of guest of honours, YB Datuk Ts. Mustapha bin Sakmud Member of Parliament Bandar Tun Razak and YABhg. Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Binti Wan Ismail. 

Also present during the event was Minister of Human Resources, YB Tuan V. Sivakumar Deputy Minister of Human Resources, who also officiated the event.

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP applauded the efforts showcased by all INSTEP members. “In order to flourish even more and achieve high quality safety standards as the preferred technical learning solutions, we must make sure that we improve this high standard of performance, in our effort to accomplish Generative HSE Culture.” 

INSTEP Produced 30 Technical Talents to Support Melamine Project

With the celebration of 30 graduates of the Technical Energy Enrichment Program, which was sponsored by PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizers Kedah (PCFK), on 6 November 2023, INSTEP achieved yet another significant milestone. The electrical, mechanical, laboratory, and process trade graduates were honored during the event.

Smiles of pride on the graduates’ faces brighten the event.

Highlighting lifelong learning for continuous improvement, En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP reminded the graduates on the importance of putting theory into practical. “Our graduates are the ambassadors to advocate for generative safety culture, in the effort of inculcating the mindset of ‘doing the right things even when no one is watching’, not only in theory, but also in practical when working later on.” 

En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK delivered his speech during the event.

Also present during the event was En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK, together with PCFK Management team. 

The graduates during the certificate giving session.
Silat art performance by the graduates.
Group performance by the graduates.

The closing ceremony marked not only an end but also a fresh start, a first step toward realizing their goals and establishing their own technical career path once they left INSTEP grounds. 

PCFK under PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) is building a 60,000 tonnes per annum melamine plant in Gurun, Kedah. This ground-breaking project positions PCFK as the exclusive producer of melamine in Southeast Asia. With this venture, the demand for fresh technical talents and specialized skills becomes pivotal in supporting the establishment and commencement of the project. 

With the celebration of 30 graduates of the Technical Energy Enrichment Program, which was sponsored by PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizers Kedah (PCFK), on 6 November 2023, INSTEP achieved yet another significant milestone. The electrical, mechanical, laboratory, and process trade graduates were honored during the event.

Smiles of pride on the graduates’ faces brighten the event.

Highlighting lifelong learning for continuous improvement, En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP reminded the graduates on the importance of putting theory into practical. “Our graduates are the ambassadors to advocate for generative safety culture, in the effort of inculcating the mindset of ‘doing the right things even when no one is watching’, not only in theory, but also in practical when working later on.” 

En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK delivered his speech during the event.

Also present during the event was En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK, together with PCFK Management team. 

The graduates during the certificate giving session.
Silat art performance by the graduates.
Group performance by the graduates.

The closing ceremony marked not only an end but also a fresh start, a first step toward realizing their goals and establishing their own technical career path once they left INSTEP grounds. 

PCFK under PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) is building a 60,000 tonnes per annum melamine plant in Gurun, Kedah. This ground-breaking project positions PCFK as the exclusive producer of melamine in Southeast Asia. With this venture, the demand for fresh technical talents and specialized skills becomes pivotal in supporting the establishment and commencement of the project. 

INSTEP Claims the Prestigious HRD Corp Award for Training Provider East Coast Region

INSTEP has proudly secured its second accolade from HRD Corp, following its initial triumph in 2014 for Training Provider Award and in 2017 for Human Resources Development (HRD) Awards in the Data Analytics Category. This time, INSTEP wins the prestigious HRD Corp Award for Training Provider East Coast Region, which represents yet another noteworthy turning point in the company’s trajectory toward innovation and excellence. 

The winner was declared at the gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur on October 30, 2023. This award is a testament to the INSTEP’s commitment, dedication, innovation, and remarkable endeavour in shaping the future of technical education. 

Also present during the event were Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Plantation and Commodity Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof and Minister of Human Resources, Yang Berhormat Tuan V. Sivakumar and featured 44 winners across three categories, covering businesses, individuals, trainers and training providers

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP received the award presented by Yang Berhormat Tuan V. Sivakumar, Minister of Human Resources.

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, reflected on this notable win, expressing his gratitude for the dedication and hard work of all INSTEP members. “This collective effort in achieving this award also marks our success in working as team, and celebration of our dedication to producing not just graduates, but professionals equipped with the knowledge and expertise to thrive in the modern, ever-evolving technical landscape.” 

Through the nomination invitation in August 2023, INSTEP was selected as the winner for Training Provider after successfully portraying its enthusiasm in nurturing talent and fostering expertise within the training landscape. INSTEP was nominated as finalist for 2 categories, which are, Human Resource Minister Award & Human Resource Development Corporation Award (East Coast) under Training Provider Category. 

Since its inception in 2001, the HRD Awards aimed to honour outstanding achievements and creative ideas in human resource development. It recognizes employers, training providers, and trainers who have not only shown high professional standards but have also played a significant role in shaping the country’s workforce and fostering innovation.  

INSTEP has proudly secured its second accolade from HRD Corp, following its initial triumph in 2014 for Training Provider Award and in 2017 for Human Resources Development (HRD) Awards in the Data Analytics Category. This time, INSTEP wins the prestigious HRD Corp Award for Training Provider East Coast Region, which represents yet another noteworthy turning point in the company’s trajectory toward innovation and excellence. 

The winner was declared at the gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur on October 30, 2023. This award is a testament to the INSTEP’s commitment, dedication, innovation, and remarkable endeavour in shaping the future of technical education. 

Also present during the event were Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Plantation and Commodity Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof and Minister of Human Resources, Yang Berhormat Tuan V. Sivakumar and featured 44 winners across three categories, covering businesses, individuals, trainers and training providers

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP received the award presented by Yang Berhormat Tuan V. Sivakumar, Minister of Human Resources.

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, reflected on this notable win, expressing his gratitude for the dedication and hard work of all INSTEP members. “This collective effort in achieving this award also marks our success in working as team, and celebration of our dedication to producing not just graduates, but professionals equipped with the knowledge and expertise to thrive in the modern, ever-evolving technical landscape.” 

Through the nomination invitation in August 2023, INSTEP was selected as the winner for Training Provider after successfully portraying its enthusiasm in nurturing talent and fostering expertise within the training landscape. INSTEP was nominated as finalist for 2 categories, which are, Human Resource Minister Award & Human Resource Development Corporation Award (East Coast) under Training Provider Category. 

Since its inception in 2001, the HRD Awards aimed to honour outstanding achievements and creative ideas in human resource development. It recognizes employers, training providers, and trainers who have not only shown high professional standards but have also played a significant role in shaping the country’s workforce and fostering innovation.  

Kimanis Petroleum Training Center (KTC) Career Fair Bridges Sabahan Technical Workforce

Career fairs serve as pivotal platforms connecting eager, soon-to-be graduates to a myriad of professional opportunities. Taking another step in bridging the future technical workforce through the transition from secondary education to further vocational pursuits, Kimanis Petroleum Training Center (KTC) held a career fair on 21 November 2023 at Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre campus.   

This event affords SPM leavers and other visitors the opportunity to acquaint themselves with various vocational fields and industries. Featuring exhibitors from 10 companies, KTC and Vista Career Fair received almost 171 visitors from various background.

The event invited En. M Shahrizal B Jasmani from MPM as the guest of honor to officiate the event.

Receiving this award helps me to elevate TVET significance among public perception, since it is essential for the young talents to stay ahead and relevant in the ever-changing industry landscape,” Aleesyah Bt Asa mentioned in her sharing. 

TVET Icon Sabah 2023, Aleesyah Bt Asa shared her success story.
Sharing session about Institut Kemahiran Mara (IKM) Kota Kinabalu Sabah by Pn. Herzawanie B M Tahir @ Awang Tahir.

“This fair will widen the students’ perspectives, enabling them to explore the array of potential career paths available to them. Moreover, it aids in aligning their academic interests and aspirations with the skill development pathways,” En. Alfie Mahathir B Semanis, Head of KTC mentioned in his speech during the fair. 

All in all, this career fair stands as a cornerstone in their journey from secondary education into the professional world through provision of guidance, and opportunities crucial for informed decision-making for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their academic and professional journeys. 

Career fairs serve as pivotal platforms connecting eager, soon-to-be graduates to a myriad of professional opportunities. Taking another step in bridging the future technical workforce through the transition from secondary education to further vocational pursuits, Kimanis Petroleum Training Center (KTC) held a career fair on 21 November 2023 at Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre campus.   

This event affords SPM leavers and other visitors the opportunity to acquaint themselves with various vocational fields and industries. Featuring exhibitors from 10 companies, KTC and Vista Career Fair received almost 171 visitors from various background.

The event invited En. M Shahrizal B Jasmani from MPM as the guest of honor to officiate the event.

Receiving this award helps me to elevate TVET significance among public perception, since it is essential for the young talents to stay ahead and relevant in the ever-changing industry landscape,” Aleesyah Bt Asa mentioned in her sharing. 

TVET Icon Sabah 2023, Aleesyah Bt Asa shared her success story.
Sharing session about Institut Kemahiran Mara (IKM) Kota Kinabalu Sabah by Pn. Herzawanie B M Tahir @ Awang Tahir.

“This fair will widen the students’ perspectives, enabling them to explore the array of potential career paths available to them. Moreover, it aids in aligning their academic interests and aspirations with the skill development pathways,” En. Alfie Mahathir B Semanis, Head of KTC mentioned in his speech during the fair. 

All in all, this career fair stands as a cornerstone in their journey from secondary education into the professional world through provision of guidance, and opportunities crucial for informed decision-making for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their academic and professional journeys. 

KTC Powering Knowledge: Igniting STEM Interest among Local Students in Kimanis, Sabah

Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC), run by PETRONAS, has been actively promoting and pushing for equal educational opportunities for young students in the surrounding community. In an effort to reach out to the local community, KTC has launched SPM Success Booster on 1 September 2023, and Play and Learn (PAL) on 4 October 2023. 

 

SPM Success Booster 

SPM Success Booster is an annual tuition programme for SPM students, established by KTC since the year 2019. Leveraging on the young talents from its current trainees on-campus, 2 of the trainees served as teachers for this 12-week intensive programme. With the aim to facilitate and assist SPM students to improve their academic accomplishment in Mathematics, Science and English, the tuition programme will effectively uplift their competency and proficiency in the STEM subjects through the modules and learning plans crafted by the KTC team.  

 

Additionally, it encourages students to apply Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH) and fosters the development of problem-solving abilities while expanding their knowledge in STEM subject.   

 

The selected 30 participants for the programme were chosen from B40 families in the area nearby Kimanis, involving 3 schooles, namely SMK Benoni, SMK Kimanis and SMK Bongawan. The programme gained full support and was lauded by Ketua Anak Negeri, that were present during the launching of the programme.  

 

This programme was officiated by Encik Azhar B Aris. Several other stakeholders that graced the occasion with their presence were District Chief, Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin, Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol, Encik Haji Sukar Ngadiran and representative, Puan Fatimah Haji Mohamad, Puan Pasah Bt Tahir and Puan Jumidah Bt Ngadiran. 

En. Azhar B Aris (centre) presented mementos as a sign of recognition to the participants.
En. Azhar presented tokens of appreciation to District Chief Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin and Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol.
En. Azhar B Aris, Ketua Anak Negeri and students during the launching of SPM Booster Tuition Programme 2023.

Play & Learn (PAL) 

 

In addition to SPM Success Booster, KTC also focuses its education delivery to primary school students through its Fun Learning – Play & Learn (PAL) Programme at SK Daingin which is located 12 km away from KTC. This initiative aimed to inspire young students’ love of learning through engaging and interactive learning activities.  A total of 35 students consisting of Primary 1 and 2 participated in this programme.   

 

KTC staff and trainees collaborated with PETROSAINS to ensure the programme was delivered in a fun way to cater to the young students’ lens, including using modules such as Paper Mache and Leafy Tea to attract the young students to develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH), foster creativity, and build problem-solving skills.  

Year 1 students are engaging in a Fun Learning Activity (Paper Mache).
KTC trainees with SK Daingin’s students doing Paper Mache.
The students are showcasing the results of their Fun Learning Activity (Leafy Tea Workshop).

In line with PETRONAS’ Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which focuses on providing quality education to youths and students, the Powering Knowledge programme aims to improve access to quality education, and promote learning and development activities, as well as enable deserving recipients to realise their career aspirations. 

Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC), run by PETRONAS, has been actively promoting and pushing for equal educational opportunities for young students in the surrounding community. In an effort to reach out to the local community, KTC has launched SPM Success Booster on 1 September 2023, and Play and Learn (PAL) on 4 October 2023. 

 

SPM Success Booster 

SPM Success Booster is an annual tuition programme for SPM students, established by KTC since the year 2019. Leveraging on the young talents from its current trainees on-campus, 2 of the trainees served as teachers for this 12-week intensive programme. With the aim to facilitate and assist SPM students to improve their academic accomplishment in Mathematics, Science and English, the tuition programme will effectively uplift their competency and proficiency in the STEM subjects through the modules and learning plans crafted by the KTC team.  

 

Additionally, it encourages students to apply Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH) and fosters the development of problem-solving abilities while expanding their knowledge in STEM subject.   

 

The selected 30 participants for the programme were chosen from B40 families in the area nearby Kimanis, involving 3 schooles, namely SMK Benoni, SMK Kimanis and SMK Bongawan. The programme gained full support and was lauded by Ketua Anak Negeri, that were present during the launching of the programme.  

 

This programme was officiated by Encik Azhar B Aris. Several other stakeholders that graced the occasion with their presence were District Chief, Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin, Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol, Encik Haji Sukar Ngadiran and representative, Puan Fatimah Haji Mohamad, Puan Pasah Bt Tahir and Puan Jumidah Bt Ngadiran. 

En. Azhar B Aris (centre) presented mementos as a sign of recognition to the participants.
En. Azhar presented tokens of appreciation to District Chief Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin and Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol.
En. Azhar B Aris, Ketua Anak Negeri and students during the launching of SPM Booster Tuition Programme 2023.

Play & Learn (PAL) 

 

In addition to SPM Success Booster, KTC also focuses its education delivery to primary school students through its Fun Learning – Play & Learn (PAL) Programme at SK Daingin which is located 12 km away from KTC. This initiative aimed to inspire young students’ love of learning through engaging and interactive learning activities.  A total of 35 students consisting of Primary 1 and 2 participated in this programme.   

 

KTC staff and trainees collaborated with PETROSAINS to ensure the programme was delivered in a fun way to cater to the young students’ lens, including using modules such as Paper Mache and Leafy Tea to attract the young students to develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH), foster creativity, and build problem-solving skills.  

Year 1 students are engaging in a Fun Learning Activity (Paper Mache).
KTC trainees with SK Daingin’s students doing Paper Mache.
The students are showcasing the results of their Fun Learning Activity (Leafy Tea Workshop).

In line with PETRONAS’ Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which focuses on providing quality education to youths and students, the Powering Knowledge programme aims to improve access to quality education, and promote learning and development activities, as well as enable deserving recipients to realise their career aspirations. 

Celebrating Hari Alam Sekitar Negara 2023 with Batu Rakit Beach Cleaning

A nationwide celebration for the environmentalist and green enthusiast, Hari Alam Sekitar Negara (HASN) 2023 is celebrated from 20 to 27 October annually. Since its inception in October 1989, HASN has been an annual commemoration by Malaysia Federal Government as its continuous support to educate environment knowledge and instil awareness of environmental conservation and reservation among local community. 

Morning sun did not deter the participants to actively clean the shoreline.

Acting as a platform for Batu Rakit neighbourhood to experience ‘Gotong Royong Kutip Sampah Sambil Riadah’ or more famously known as KUDAH, MBKT in collaboration with Department of Environment and UNISZA celebrated HASN with beach cleaning activity at Pantai Batu Rakit.

 

Armed with trash pickers and plastic bags, 150 participants together with 15 volunteers from INSTEP roamed the Pantai Batu Rakit shoreline, with a mission, to restore the pristine sand beach to be free with trash. 

264kg trash were collected throughout the programme.

With almost of 8 million tons of plastic in our ocean worldwide and even more winding up on beaches every day, it is always our duty to combat environmental harm, and beach cleaning is one of the efforts worth the try.

Echoing PETRONAS’ efforts in sustainability while highlighting our social impact branding through engagement with community, this activity served its purpose in celebrating the event, aligned with the theme of ‘Alam Sekitar Tanggungjawab Bersama’.

A nationwide celebration for the environmentalist and green enthusiast, Hari Alam Sekitar Negara (HASN) 2023 is celebrated from 20 to 27 October annually. Since its inception in October 1989, HASN has been an annual commemoration by Malaysia Federal Government as its continuous support to educate environment knowledge and instil awareness of environmental conservation and reservation among local community. 

Morning sun did not deter the participants to actively clean the shoreline.

Acting as a platform for Batu Rakit neighbourhood to experience ‘Gotong Royong Kutip Sampah Sambil Riadah’ or more famously known as KUDAH, MBKT in collaboration with Department of Environment and UNISZA celebrated HASN with beach cleaning activity at Pantai Batu Rakit.

 

Armed with trash pickers and plastic bags, 150 participants together with 15 volunteers from INSTEP roamed the Pantai Batu Rakit shoreline, with a mission, to restore the pristine sand beach to be free with trash. 

264kg trash were collected throughout the programme.

With almost of 8 million tons of plastic in our ocean worldwide and even more winding up on beaches every day, it is always our duty to combat environmental harm, and beach cleaning is one of the efforts worth the try.

Echoing PETRONAS’ efforts in sustainability while highlighting our social impact branding through engagement with community, this activity served its purpose in celebrating the event, aligned with the theme of ‘Alam Sekitar Tanggungjawab Bersama’.