KATC, SCENIC and Aerodyne sign MoU to provide digital job opportunities for Sabahans
By Digital News Asia September 27, 2021
- KATC campus could provide skills for future manpower requirements
- Human capital in Drone Tech, Data Tech and Digital Transformation
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between (KATC) and two experts through Mega Aerospace Centre today will help to increase productivity and improve economic growth in the state.
An MoU between KKIP Aerospace Training Centre (KATC), Sabah Creative Economy and Innovation Centre (SCENIC) and Aerodyne Group will see the application of drone technology being used by relevant stakeholders in the state.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joachim Gunsalam said one of the key elements in Sabah Maju Jaya Blueprint for the period 2021-2025 is to focus on human capital development and the well-being of Sabahans.
“With this MoU, we hope KK Aerospace will be a well-known training centre in the region particularly on technical skills related to aircrafts, unmanned vehicles or drones.”
Joachim expects this to build quality human capital, where certifications given by KATC can be recognised by industries domestically and internationally.
"The Industrial Development Ministry is committed to supporting companies that want to upgrade Sabahans,” he said.
Joachim, who is also Sabah Industrial Development minister, said this prior to the signing of two MoUs last month.
KATC Chief Executive Officer Aminuddin Zakaria noted that with its complete training campus and facilities, KATC could provide skilled technicians for future manpower requirements.
“KATC will also provide space for Aerodyne to position their assets and perform drone maintenance. There is also the possibility to build drone runaways in the open space within KATC facility for future use.”
Aerodyne founder and group CEO Kamarul A Muhamed said the company would be working with KATC to train and develop human capital in Drone Technology, Data Technology, and Digital Transformation (DT3).
“Aerodyne will create a strong market presence and bring its core technologies to the state of Sabah.
“Through this collaboration Aerodyne hopes to support the digital transformation of local industries such as precision agriculture, geospatial surveillance, port management, project monitoring and many more.”
Meanwhile, SCENIC General Manager Viviantie Sarjuni said the collaborations would cover four aspects: industrial support, human capital, capability development and training initiative, commercials and regional new market opportunities and the operation centre.
“Within these two years, SCENIC will focus on partnering with Aerodyne which is the largest drone-based enterprise solutions provider in the world and KATC in providing industry requirements and expertise as well as working together in the design, development and delivery of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).”
She added that SCENIC together with KATC will explore and support Aerodyne on regional market expansion, utilising the COE and pursuing other potential collaborations, opportunities, engagements, events and coordination in Sabah.”