SIEMENS enhancing TVET through collaboration with Malaysia’s KISMEC

Published by Areef Aiman @ 07/09/2018

The German engineering giant is leading the charge in the Industry Revolution 4.0 in Kedah’s Kulim Hi-Tech Park in training and development. The appointment of Kedah Industrial Skills and Management Development Centre (KISMEC) as its Northern Region Partner aimed to promote technology transfer and enhance the growth of future skilled workforce.

Siemens’ appointed KISMEC as the official Siemens Innovation and Resources Training Centre (SIRTC) – Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) and was graced by Crown Prince of Kedah Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Sultan Sallehuddin and YB Dato’ Mahfuz Omar, Deputy Minister of Human Resource.

SMEC chairman Dato’ PK Ang (second from left) presenting a token of appreciation to Siemens Malaysia President & CEO Mr Indranil Lahiri (right) while witnessed by Kedah State Exco YB Dr Salmee Said (centre, back) representing the Chief Minister of Kedah YB Dato’ Seri Mukhriz bin Mahathir, and KISMEC Executive Director and CEO Mr Mohd Yusuri Yusof (left, back).

This specifically designed initiative is aimed at providing world-class technical training modules to up-skill and re-skill industry players, accelerating the growth of skilled employees and graduates catering current industrial needs.


This initiative’s objective goes hand-in-hand with Malaysia’s reformation of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), which SIEMENS views as a mandatory criterion in the industry infrastructure because sustainable development and localization of skills can only be possible when this pipeline for skilled labour is continuously built. “We are glad to support TVET initiatives by working with the relevant government stakeholders and Ministry as this is the next step forward,” concluded Siemens Malaysia President & CEO, Mr Indranil Lahiri.

Invited guests and participants being offered an insightful glimpse into the software and solutions of Siemens and how it is applicable to Industry 4.0 as well as the digitalization of manufacturing, automation and a range of other businesses including oil and gas, power services, building technologies, and energy management.

In order to stay on top of digital transformation that is revolutionizing business models, market needs and manufacturing processes, there is a dire need to bridge the skills gap for industry, exposing university graduates, and upgrading the existing workforce with Industry 4.0 training.

A group of students taking particular interest in the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Portal software solution while attended by a Siemens employee at the Siemens Malaysia marketplace following the launch of the KISMEC Kulim K2 training centre