OM Holdings Limited, a manganese and silicon smelting company, with vertical exposure in mining and trading, is pleased to announce that the Company’s 75% owned subsidiary (“OM Sarawak”) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) today with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (“UNIMAS”) for the award of the Certificate in Manufacturing Technology (Smelting) Program
The Certificate in Manufacturing Technology (Smelting) Program, to be delivered by the Faculty of Engineering of UNIMAS, comprises of 9 subject module components. The theoretical part of the Program consists of 8 modules conducted over a period of 4 weeks, and will be organised, managed, and conducted by the Faculty of Engineering, UNIMAS at OM Sarawak’s plant in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu, Sarawak.
The 9th module of the Program, Industrial Training, will be undertaken over a 6-month period, and will be organised, managed, and taught by skilled professionals of OM Sarawak at the plant. The final module will also be endorsed by UNIMAS.
“The Program aims to develop a pool of skilled smelting talent in Sarawak to reduce the dependency on foreign skilled manpower as key skilled smelting roles within the industrial park are currently largely dependent on foreign expertise. The Program is part of OM Sarawak’s initiative to upskill and elevate competencies of local employees, enhancing career and income growth opportunities of local operators” shared Lisa Chee, General Manager, Human Resources and Administration, OM Sarawak.
The Program marks another milestone in the efforts undertaken by OM Sarawak to provide upskilling support for its local Sarawakian workforce. Besides this Program, other ongoing efforts have been conducted to develop local smelting talent, such as allocating dedicated technicians and engineers for curriculum design and mapping, career development, and training. All local trainees are assigned experienced mentors to facilitate training and skills development in a safe manner. Local trainees undergoing full-time training receive full remuneration.