Sunday December 6, 2009
Centre to train aviation workers
THE number of skilled workers in the Malaysian aviation industry is set to increase with the establishment of a new training centre soon.
The Advanced Composite Training Centre (ACTC) is a joint initiative by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (Might) and Universiti Kuala Lumpur-Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL-MIAT).
It is to be located at the UniKL-MIAT campus in Sepang, Selangor.
This initiative was undertaken in conjunction with the training programme arranged by Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) for Spirit AeroSystems Europe (Spirit Europe) following its investment in Malaysia.
The centre is expected to become a a world-class training provider in specialised fields in the aviation industry, especially for shop floor workers. It is expected to train about 240 workers annually.
“This centre will be the first in Malaysia to provide training in advanced composite manufacturing processes ranging from fabrication of composite panel to the assembly of aircraft components,” said Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, Might’s president and chief executive officer.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the group and both institutions in Langkawi recently.
The signing of the agreement was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who was in the island for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2009).