SEC nurtures skilled local talents to reduce dependency on external expertise

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Energy Corporation (SEC) has been diligently nurturing skilled local talents, particularly in the oil and gas sector, to reduce reliance on external expertise.

Highlighting that these talents include graduates hired from the B40 income group, SEC chief executive officer Datuk Adzmir Abdul Rahman emphasised the company’s commitment to providing opportunities for staff to acquire diverse knowledge from experts in various fields.

“In support of the Sabah government’s human capital development, one of our strategies implemented involves the recruitment of graduates from the B40 income group who have excelled academically.

“These employees will then be given the opportunity to attend skills enhancement training in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere to acquire new knowledge from experts in various fields,” he said at the SEC Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house, here, on Monday (May 6).

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor and SEC board of directors chairman Datuk Annuar Ayub were also present at the event.

Adzmir added that through the approach, they had not only successfully increased the number of skilled local workers, lessened reliance on external expertise, but also generated additional high-quality employment, especially in the energy industry, thus narrowing the skills gap between jobs.

In addition, in support of the state government's agenda to empower women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), SEC also provides female employees with opportunities to engage in leadership roles such as supervisors and project managers.

“The opportunities given to them have been utilised to the fullest and have shown remarkable results, proving that women have capabilities equal to men if given space and opportunities,” Adzmir said.

At the event, the government-linked company launched its Anti-Corruption Plan Book which plays a role in combating governance, integrity, and anti-corruption issues within the organisation.

SEC also contributed RM200,000 to the Yayasan Kebajikan Sabah, led by its director Rugayah Awang Besar, to support its efforts in advocating for the welfare of Sabahans, especially the less fortunate and those with special needs.

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