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ABM Southern Region Training And Accreditation Of More Than 66,000 Skilled Construction Workers

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The Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), through the Malaysian Building Academy (ABM) Southern Region, has trained and accredited 66,087 skilled construction workers since the beginning of the year of establishment in 1997.

The training carried out by CIDB is in line with the government’s initiative to empower Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET). CIDB focuses on high-impact trades such as Chargeman, Gas Pipe Fitter, Welding, Plumbing, Scaffolding and Crane Operation. High-impact trades are among the areas with the highest labour demand in the construction sector. In addition, CIDB faces the digitisation revolution in construction training by introducing the latest technologies, such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and drones.

This matter was emphasised by the Deputy Minister of Public Works, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, in his speech during an official working visit to ABM in the Southern Region on 19 May 2024. “I am very proud to see CIDB’s efforts in integrating the latest technology in the implementation of training in ABM in the Southern Region, including the concept of Construction 4.0, which refers to the use of advanced technology such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Automation, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the construction sector. The use of this technology not only increases efficiency and productivity but also ensures quality and safety in every construction project”.

Also, present during the official working visit were Johor State CIDB Director, Sr. Ahmad Farrin Mokhtar, CIDB General Manager, Ts Emasria Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of ABM South Region, Tuan Haji Mohd Zaidi Bin Rahmat and Chief Executive Officer of CIDB Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Mohd Hafiz Dasahi.

ABM Wilayah Selatan also collaborates with industry partners who provide employment opportunities to ABM Wilayah Selatan trainees in trades such as mechanical fitter, gas pipe fitter, gas pipe insulation, scaffolding, building operation maintenance, air conditioning, crane operation, wireman, and chargeman. A study found that the marketability rate of ABM graduates in the Southern Region is as high as 83%.

ABM is an assessment and training centre under CIDB Malaysia that provides youth and construction personnel opportunities to undergo skills training in the construction industry. ABM in the Eastern, Northern, Central, Southern, Sabah and Sarawak Regions offers more than 100 construction skills training trades sponsored by CIDB Malaysia.

ABM campuses operate in economic corridor areas throughout Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, Kedah, Johor, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak.

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