The Certificate was presented to PESDC Chairman Dato’ Gan Tack Kong (pic, left) by SIRIM Perak Chief Khairul Aimy Kamaludin (pic, right) during the centre’s career fair.
Gan, in his address, affirmed that ‘achieving ISO certification was crucial for the centre explaining that the centre “must emulate leadership by example, practice good corporate governance and be managed in an efficient and transparent manner.”
The career fair was officiated by Dato’ Abu Bakar Syed Director of the State Economic Planning Unit who represented the State Secretary Dato’ Abdul Puhat b Mat Nayan.
Also present at the event was Ali Badaruddin Abd Kadir, Chief Executive of Skills Development Fund Corporation, a division of the Ministry of Human Resources.
Eighteen established companies participated in the centre’s Career Fair; the all Perak companies included Top Glove, Unisem, Proton and Silverstone.
PESDC, established in 1993, is private sector driven but supported by the State and Federal government. Since its inception it has trained 7,000 students and provided retraining for 5,000 employees. Currently its students are undergoing training programmes in automotive, plastics technology, printing, welding, refrigeration, mechatronics and CNC.