Lim (second left) exchanging the MoU document with President of Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg (second right) witnessed by Senior Manager of Sunway College Kuching Tan Ing Sia (left) and SCCI’s Chairman Education Sector Dr George Ngui. Photo: RAMIDI SUBARI

KUCHING: We must prepare youths to embrace technological change and digital transformation as the impending change cannot be avoided said Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg.

“This is where the contributions of bodies such as Sunway College Kuching and Centre of Asia Leadership are needed for the platform,” he said during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between SCCI and Sunway College Kuching at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

He added that SCCI has been given the license to be a proprietor by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

“With the license, SCCI can now organise trainings and obtain funding from HRDF. Sunway College Kuching has also been afforded the same license.

“I’m looking forward to the collaboration with Sunway,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sunway Kuching College Chief Executive Officer Joseph Lim Jit Sek also echoed Abang Abdul Karim’s views.

Lim outlined that the collaboration is to strengthen, promote and develop cooperation between SCCI and the college in terms of training, research and academic exchanges.

“The areas of cooperation will cover research and development initiatives, developing case studies as teaching tools, designing and offer training programmes that are relevant to the needs of the state.

“This may include and not limited to conferences, workshop, short courses, tracks and educational tours,” he added.

Lim hoped that with the signing of the MoU, members of SCCI and Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) would benefit from the training programmes.

Also present were Centre for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI) co-founder and president Samuel Kim, Sunway College Kuching senior manager Tang Ing Sia and SCCI Education Sector chairman George Ngui.

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