Selangor looks to the skies


  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019

Amirudin taking a closer look at an airplane engine as. With him are (from right) GE Malaysia chief executive director Datuk Mark Rozario, Selangor investment industry and trade, small and medium industries committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim and Invest Selangor chief executive officer Datuk Hassan Azahari. — Photos: IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

THE aviation and aerospace industry has huge potential that can be enhanced and made a brand of Selangor, Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said.

“Sixty-two percent of aviation activities are in Selangor.

“In these two months, I have visited a few institutions and agencies related to the aerospace industry.

“The multi-billion ringgit industry is one of the pillars of Selangor’s economic development,” he stated.

He said this after attending the Inisiatif Kemahiran Teknikal dan Iktisas Smart Selangor (Iktisass) graduation ceremony for Smart Selangor Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Apprenticeship. It was held at GE Aviation’s Malaysian site, GE Engine Services Malaysia in Subang, Selangor.

The pioneer batch of 46 graduates completed the training that was funded through Selangor government’s Iktisass.

The pioneer batch of graduates of the Iktisass Smart Selangor MRO Apprenticeship.The pioneer batch of graduates of the Iktisass Smart Selangor MRO Apprenticeship.

Amirudin said it was a good collaboration with the programme linked to an established company such as GE.

The ceremony was also in conjunction with GE’s 100th Year Celebration.

Malaysia plant leader Suresh Kumar Shunmugam said, “Our celebration in Subang is a great opportunity to highlight GE Aviation’s storied past.”

Selangor Human Resource Development Centre (SHRDC) – through its SMART Selangor Apprenticeship and Traineeship Centre (SSATC) – offers the Smart Technical Workforce Aviation MRO programme.

It is carried out in partnership with GE Malaysia, in support of talent development for the aerospace industry.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the apprenticeship graduates become Approved Mechanics fully employed by GE with a starting monthly salary of RM4,000.
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