Safety Beyond Borders: INSTEP Welcomes 16 INPEX Trainees for HSE-OJT Training Programme

As part of INSTEP’s initiative in serving clients from around the world, 16 engineers from INPEX Corporation, a Japanese exploration and production company, were celebrated on 7 January 2023.

The HSE-OJT training programme that runs between 7 January and 1 February will accommodate all 16 learners through a one-month programme which focuses on occupational and environmental safety aspects and practices in the oil & gas industry.

Senior Manager of Learning Experience, Dr. Azir Salleh delivering his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony.

During his welcoming remarks, Dr. Azir Salleh said that “The continuous collaboration between INSTEP and INPEX Corporation is a strong indicator of INSTEP’s status as the trusted technical learning solutions partner in creating a sustainable talent pipeline, both domestically and internationally.”

Dr. Azir also promised that the enriching learning experience throughout the 4 weeks at INSTEP campus will equip the trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills for their career development.

As part of INSTEP’s initiative in serving clients from around the world, 16 engineers from INPEX Corporation, a Japanese exploration and production company, were celebrated on 7 January 2023.

The HSE-OJT training programme that runs between 7 January and 1 February will accommodate all 16 learners through a one-month programme which focuses on occupational and environmental safety aspects and practices in the oil & gas industry.

Senior Manager of Learning Experience, Dr. Azir Salleh delivering his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony.

During his welcoming remarks, Dr. Azir Salleh said that “The continuous collaboration between INSTEP and INPEX Corporation is a strong indicator of INSTEP’s status as the trusted technical learning solutions partner in creating a sustainable talent pipeline, both domestically and internationally.”

Dr. Azir also promised that the enriching learning experience throughout the 4 weeks at INSTEP campus will equip the trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills for their career development.

Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP) – 2024 Intake

Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP) is a PETRONAS pre-employment sponsorship programme that is specifically designed to develop essential technical competencies with generative culture mindset to accelerate your career in the global energy industry.

For 2024 intake, PETRONAS has rolled out a 10 months pre-employment sponsorship programmes for downstream industry.

Upon completion of this programme, you will be a certified job-ready technician with skills of tomorrow to support the global energy industry.

For more information on the requirements and application procedure, simply refer to the brochure below or download the pdf here.

Application deadline is by 26 December 2023, Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (GMT+8).  

Scan the QR Code above or click here to apply! Upon accessing the link, you will be brought to the myCampusX page, as shown below. Refer to the steps shown to register for the programme.

Should you require any help on registering for the programme, do reach us at instep@petronas.com for further enquiry or information. We would love to assist you!

Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP) is a PETRONAS pre-employment sponsorship programme that is specifically designed to develop essential technical competencies with generative culture mindset to accelerate your career in the global energy industry.

For 2024 intake, PETRONAS has rolled out a 10 months pre-employment sponsorship programmes for downstream industry.

Upon completion of this programme, you will be a certified job-ready technician with skills of tomorrow to support the global energy industry.

For more information on the requirements and application procedure, simply refer to the brochure below or download the pdf here.

Application deadline is by 26 December 2023, Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (GMT+8).  

Scan the QR Code above or click here to apply! Upon accessing the link, you will be brought to the myCampusX page, as shown below. Refer to the steps shown to register for the programme.

Should you require any help on registering for the programme, do reach us at instep@petronas.com for further enquiry or information. We would love to assist you!

Celebrating Hari Alam Sekitar Negara 2023 with Batu Rakit Beach Cleaning

A nationwide celebration for the environmentalist and green enthusiast, Hari Alam Sekitar Negara (HASN) 2023 is celebrated from 20 to 27 October annually. Since its inception in October 1989, HASN has been an annual commemoration by Malaysia Federal Government as its continuous support to educate environment knowledge and instil awareness of environmental conservation and reservation among local community. 

Morning sun did not deter the participants to actively clean the shoreline.

Acting as a platform for Batu Rakit neighbourhood to experience ‘Gotong Royong Kutip Sampah Sambil Riadah’ or more famously known as KUDAH, MBKT in collaboration with Department of Environment and UNISZA celebrated HASN with beach cleaning activity at Pantai Batu Rakit.

 

Armed with trash pickers and plastic bags, 150 participants together with 15 volunteers from INSTEP roamed the Pantai Batu Rakit shoreline, with a mission, to restore the pristine sand beach to be free with trash. 

264kg trash were collected throughout the programme.

With almost of 8 million tons of plastic in our ocean worldwide and even more winding up on beaches every day, it is always our duty to combat environmental harm, and beach cleaning is one of the efforts worth the try.

Echoing PETRONAS’ efforts in sustainability while highlighting our social impact branding through engagement with community, this activity served its purpose in celebrating the event, aligned with the theme of ‘Alam Sekitar Tanggungjawab Bersama’.

A nationwide celebration for the environmentalist and green enthusiast, Hari Alam Sekitar Negara (HASN) 2023 is celebrated from 20 to 27 October annually. Since its inception in October 1989, HASN has been an annual commemoration by Malaysia Federal Government as its continuous support to educate environment knowledge and instil awareness of environmental conservation and reservation among local community. 

Morning sun did not deter the participants to actively clean the shoreline.

Acting as a platform for Batu Rakit neighbourhood to experience ‘Gotong Royong Kutip Sampah Sambil Riadah’ or more famously known as KUDAH, MBKT in collaboration with Department of Environment and UNISZA celebrated HASN with beach cleaning activity at Pantai Batu Rakit.

 

Armed with trash pickers and plastic bags, 150 participants together with 15 volunteers from INSTEP roamed the Pantai Batu Rakit shoreline, with a mission, to restore the pristine sand beach to be free with trash. 

264kg trash were collected throughout the programme.

With almost of 8 million tons of plastic in our ocean worldwide and even more winding up on beaches every day, it is always our duty to combat environmental harm, and beach cleaning is one of the efforts worth the try.

Echoing PETRONAS’ efforts in sustainability while highlighting our social impact branding through engagement with community, this activity served its purpose in celebrating the event, aligned with the theme of ‘Alam Sekitar Tanggungjawab Bersama’.

INSTEP Elevates Technical Competency for 23 TEP Graduates under MRCSB Sponsorship

An avenue to celebrate the completion of 23 Technical Energy Enrichment (TEP) learners under Malaysia Refining Company Sdn. Bhd. (MRCSB) sponsorship, an intimate closing ceremony was held recently on 23 October 2023 in INSTEP, Batu Rakit. 

The ceremony was filled with a mix of emotions, a sense of pride for the accomplishments achieved, nostalgia for the experiences shared, and anticipation for the future endeavours.

Started their journey since February 2023, the 23 learners from Process, Electrical and Mechanical trade completed their 10-month study after enriching learning journey in INSTEP. The learning block for TEP is Comprised of Competency Based Assessment (CBA) modules, which are based on PETRONAS Occupational Skill Standard (POSS) and complemented with experiential learning at UDTP.

“As a leading downstream company dominating nearly 70% of Malaysia’s marketing, trading, and refining sectors, MRSCB proudly extends a warm welcome to our 23 new graduates. Embrace this opportunity as a pivotal moment in your journey to contribute to our nation’s economic prosperity and join our family in driving positive change,” En. Ahmad Farid b Yaacob, Chief Executive of MRCSB mentioned in his speech.

En. Arezudin delivered his opening remark during the event. 

“Keep in mind that as you venture further in your career later on, you will forever carry and represent the esteemed name of INSTEP. Be the exemplary ambassador of our brand, making us proud wherever your path leads,” En. Arezudin, Senior Manager of Technical Learning Solutions 2 mentioned in his speech during the event.

Prideful smiles were reflected on the learners face during the certificate giving session.

The learner’s representative, Muhammad Hafiz Rohan from Process Trade, rallied the progressive spirit from his batch mates through his speech during the event. “Let’s not be afraid to dream big. Our potential is limitless, and the world needs our unique talents, ideas, and contributions. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back. Instead, let it be the catalyst that propels you forward.”

The learners prepared a special performance during the event.

Ultimately, the event encapsulates the essence of a transformative journey. It is a celebration of accomplishments and an acknowledgment of the hard work invested by the learners throughout the 10 months of their training in INSTEP.

An avenue to celebrate the completion of 23 Technical Energy Enrichment (TEP) learners under Malaysia Refining Company Sdn. Bhd. (MRCSB) sponsorship, an intimate closing ceremony was held recently on 23 October 2023 in INSTEP, Batu Rakit. 

The ceremony was filled with a mix of emotions, a sense of pride for the accomplishments achieved, nostalgia for the experiences shared, and anticipation for the future endeavours.

Started their journey since February 2023, the 23 learners from Process, Electrical and Mechanical trade completed their 10-month study after enriching learning journey in INSTEP. The learning block for TEP is Comprised of Competency Based Assessment (CBA) modules, which are based on PETRONAS Occupational Skill Standard (POSS) and complemented with experiential learning at UDTP.

“As a leading downstream company dominating nearly 70% of Malaysia’s marketing, trading, and refining sectors, MRSCB proudly extends a warm welcome to our 23 new graduates. Embrace this opportunity as a pivotal moment in your journey to contribute to our nation’s economic prosperity and join our family in driving positive change,” En. Ahmad Farid b Yaacob, Chief Executive of MRCSB mentioned in his speech.

En. Arezudin delivered his opening remark during the event. 

“Keep in mind that as you venture further in your career later on, you will forever carry and represent the esteemed name of INSTEP. Be the exemplary ambassador of our brand, making us proud wherever your path leads,” En. Arezudin, Senior Manager of Technical Learning Solutions 2 mentioned in his speech during the event.

Prideful smiles were reflected on the learners face during the certificate giving session.

The learner’s representative, Muhammad Hafiz Rohan from Process Trade, rallied the progressive spirit from his batch mates through his speech during the event. “Let’s not be afraid to dream big. Our potential is limitless, and the world needs our unique talents, ideas, and contributions. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back. Instead, let it be the catalyst that propels you forward.”

The learners prepared a special performance during the event.

Ultimately, the event encapsulates the essence of a transformative journey. It is a celebration of accomplishments and an acknowledgment of the hard work invested by the learners throughout the 10 months of their training in INSTEP.

INSTEP Enhance Developing Countries Technology Innovation in Oil & Gas Industry through MTCP

INSTEP has once again collaborated with Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) to organise a training session from 9 to 12 October 2023, as part of the collective effort by Malaysian Government to support growth of global talents in the oil & gas industry in developing countries.

 

MTCP entails prioritising developing countries of strategic interests and is conducted with the aims to share development experience with other countries while strengthening bilateral relations between Malaysia and other developing countries, and to foster South-South Cooperation (SSC) through technical cooperation among developing countries. This year’s session, INSTEP had received 13 participants from Jordan, Timor Leste, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Cambodia and Philippines.

The participants had the opportunity to test the VR module developed by INSTEP Creative Services team.

Interactive demonstration session with INSTEP Creative Services team to introduce INSTEP products.

The participants were immersed during the lecture conducted by INSTEP Learning Solutions team.

In this year’s theme, the topic centred around the advancement of novel innovation implemented in the energy industry that supports Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0. The programme incorporated theoretical learning in classroom, live demonstrations and simulations. Adding fun to the programme and to loosen up prior to flying back home, the participants visited KLCC Sky Bridge and Observation Deck on their last day in Malaysia.

MTCP participants also stopped by PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd for educational visit.

“Aligned with our programme title for the year 2023, INSTEP play our main role as PETRONAS technical training arm, in retooling human capital equation by designing, developing and delivering fit-for-purpose experiential learning to our learners, to help equip our technical workforce with the right skills and capability to embrace  the growth of novel technologies and advancements,” Dr. Azir Salleh, Senior Manager of Learning Experience, INSTEP mentioned in his remark during the closing ceremony for MTCP 2023 that was held at Impiana KLCC Hotel, on 13 October 2023.

 

Since its inception in 1980, more than 37,000 participants from 144 recipient countries have benefited from various programmes offered under MTCP. INSTEP as one of the leading learning institutions involved in annual programme of MTCP is committed to serve its purpose as technical training centre by conducting capacity building programmes in various key areas of development especially in industrial and technical training.

INSTEP has once again collaborated with Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) to organise a training session from 9 to 12 October 2023, as part of the collective effort by Malaysian Government to support growth of global talents in the oil & gas industry in developing countries.

 

MTCP entails prioritising developing countries of strategic interests and is conducted with the aims to share development experience with other countries while strengthening bilateral relations between Malaysia and other developing countries, and to foster South-South Cooperation (SSC) through technical cooperation among developing countries. This year’s session, INSTEP had received 13 participants from Jordan, Timor Leste, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Cambodia and Philippines.

The participants had the opportunity to test the VR module developed by INSTEP Creative Services team.

Interactive demonstration session with INSTEP Creative Services team to introduce INSTEP products.

The participants were immersed during the lecture conducted by INSTEP Learning Solutions team.

In this year’s theme, the topic centred around the advancement of novel innovation implemented in the energy industry that supports Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0. The programme incorporated theoretical learning in classroom, live demonstrations and simulations. Adding fun to the programme and to loosen up prior to flying back home, the participants visited KLCC Sky Bridge and Observation Deck on their last day in Malaysia.

MTCP participants also stopped by PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd for educational visit.

“Aligned with our programme title for the year 2023, INSTEP play our main role as PETRONAS technical training arm, in retooling human capital equation by designing, developing and delivering fit-for-purpose experiential learning to our learners, to help equip our technical workforce with the right skills and capability to embrace  the growth of novel technologies and advancements,” Dr. Azir Salleh, Senior Manager of Learning Experience, INSTEP mentioned in his remark during the closing ceremony for MTCP 2023 that was held at Impiana KLCC Hotel, on 13 October 2023.

 

Since its inception in 1980, more than 37,000 participants from 144 recipient countries have benefited from various programmes offered under MTCP. INSTEP as one of the leading learning institutions involved in annual programme of MTCP is committed to serve its purpose as technical training centre by conducting capacity building programmes in various key areas of development especially in industrial and technical training.

Beyond Boundaries: Appreciating INSTEP’s Inspiring Instructors

A special occasion to commemorate INSTEP Learning Line Facilitators (LLFs), INSTEP Beyond Boundaries: Appreciating Our Inspiring Instructors was held on 25 September 2023, at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. In addition to celebrating the backbone of our energy workforce technical growth, the event also served its purpose by being a platform to promote INSTEP Business Transformation.

En. A. Rushdan M. Ghazali during his sharing on INSTEP Business Transformation.

The session started with an insight on INSTEP Business Transformation by Senior Manager of Learning Resource & Delivery, INSTEP, En. A. Rushdan M. Ghazali. “INSTEP is positioned to deliver technical learning and development within the Capability Development Priority ecosystem for Technical, functional and sustainability aspects,” he highlighted in the sharing.

INSTEP’s offerings to upskill and reskill technical workforce include Technical Certification Solutions (TCS), Executive and Non-Executive Technical Solutions (ETS & NETS), Onboarding Solutions and HSE and Sustainability Solutions (HSESS).

Madam Arwani Abdullah enthusiastically presented in her sharing.

The event continued with a sharing session by Manager of Learning Partner Management, INSTEP, Madam Arwani Abdullah, with her sharing titled ‘Towards Certified Trainers’.

“In our effort to ensure INSTEP delivers high quality programme, we widen our lens, not to only focus on training facilities quality, but also to consider the quality of trainers delivering the training. The trainers should be able to meet the baseline quality standard and remain active, while continuously developing their technical and teaching skills throughout their training careers, according to HRD Corp”, she highlighted in her sharing.

According to HRD Corp, the term ‘trainer’ refers to a professional trainer certified or accredited by them and will be categorised as TTT Certified Trainers, TTT Exempted Trainers, and Accredited Trainers. A training is recognised as HRD Corp claimable in a condition where it is delivered by a certified or accredited trainer, unless exemption is provided.

The last session of the day was a forum session with guest speakers Mr. Jamari M Shah, Custodian of Petrophysics and Technologist Norfalisa Bt Jusoh, Staff of Process Design, together with the moderator in action, General Manager of Learning Academy, INSTEP, Mr. Azhar bin Ahmad.

Mr. Jamari M Shah during the forum session.

Mr. Jamari M Shah shared on his experience of being an instructor while working, which also helped him in incorporating lifelong learning. “In addition to teaching my learners, it also helped me in self-development through understanding the current needs of the industry, amidst the fast-paced changes of technology nowadays.”

Technologist Norfalisa Bt Jusoh during the sharing session.

Meanwhile, Technologist Norfalisa Bt Jusoh shared about her experiences in handling wide group of learners in her class. “In order for me to prepare prior to the class delivery, it all starts with understanding our audience. By doing this, I can identify the best way to cater to individuals’ needs and requirements.”

En. Idris presented appreciation tokens to 5 instructors with top performance, based on number of programmes delivered and rating received from learners.

“In PETRONAS’ transition to renewable energy and lower carbon businesses, our LLFs play a pivotal role in delivering sustainable technical learning solutions, to upskill and reskill our current and future workforces, to help them adapt to new technologies and processes in developing new energy solutions,” INSTEP Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, En. Idris expressed his notion regarding this event.

A special occasion to commemorate INSTEP Learning Line Facilitators (LLFs), INSTEP Beyond Boundaries: Appreciating Our Inspiring Instructors was held on 25 September 2023, at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. In addition to celebrating the backbone of our energy workforce technical growth, the event also served its purpose by being a platform to promote INSTEP Business Transformation.

En. A. Rushdan M. Ghazali during his sharing on INSTEP Business Transformation.

The session started with an insight on INSTEP Business Transformation by Senior Manager of Learning Resource & Delivery, INSTEP, En. A. Rushdan M. Ghazali. “INSTEP is positioned to deliver technical learning and development within the Capability Development Priority ecosystem for Technical, functional and sustainability aspects,” he highlighted in the sharing.

INSTEP’s offerings to upskill and reskill technical workforce include Technical Certification Solutions (TCS), Executive and Non-Executive Technical Solutions (ETS & NETS), Onboarding Solutions and HSE and Sustainability Solutions (HSESS).

Madam Arwani Abdullah enthusiastically presented in her sharing.

The event continued with a sharing session by Manager of Learning Partner Management, INSTEP, Madam Arwani Abdullah, with her sharing titled ‘Towards Certified Trainers’.

“In our effort to ensure INSTEP delivers high quality programme, we widen our lens, not to only focus on training facilities quality, but also to consider the quality of trainers delivering the training. The trainers should be able to meet the baseline quality standard and remain active, while continuously developing their technical and teaching skills throughout their training careers, according to HRD Corp”, she highlighted in her sharing.

According to HRD Corp, the term ‘trainer’ refers to a professional trainer certified or accredited by them and will be categorised as TTT Certified Trainers, TTT Exempted Trainers, and Accredited Trainers. A training is recognised as HRD Corp claimable in a condition where it is delivered by a certified or accredited trainer, unless exemption is provided.

The last session of the day was a forum session with guest speakers Mr. Jamari M Shah, Custodian of Petrophysics and Technologist Norfalisa Bt Jusoh, Staff of Process Design, together with the moderator in action, General Manager of Learning Academy, INSTEP, Mr. Azhar bin Ahmad.

Mr. Jamari M Shah during the forum session.

Mr. Jamari M Shah shared on his experience of being an instructor while working, which also helped him in incorporating lifelong learning. “In addition to teaching my learners, it also helped me in self-development through understanding the current needs of the industry, amidst the fast-paced changes of technology nowadays.”

Technologist Norfalisa Bt Jusoh during the sharing session.

Meanwhile, Technologist Norfalisa Bt Jusoh shared about her experiences in handling wide group of learners in her class. “In order for me to prepare prior to the class delivery, it all starts with understanding our audience. By doing this, I can identify the best way to cater to individuals’ needs and requirements.”

En. Idris presented appreciation tokens to 5 instructors with top performance, based on number of programmes delivered and rating received from learners.

“In PETRONAS’ transition to renewable energy and lower carbon businesses, our LLFs play a pivotal role in delivering sustainable technical learning solutions, to upskill and reskill our current and future workforces, to help them adapt to new technologies and processes in developing new energy solutions,” INSTEP Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, En. Idris expressed his notion regarding this event.

KTC Continues to Support Technical Capability Development Among Sabahan Youths

PETRONAS-run Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC) continues to support technical capability development among Sabah youths and has so far produced 194 graduates, including the 20 newly graduated trainees from Batch July 2019 intake, marking a significant milestone in its mission to empower Sabahan youths with technical skills to support nation energy workforce.

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Mr. Idris Ibrahim delivered his speech during the event.

Highlighting the importance of skills development, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, En. Idris B Ibrahim said KTC has gone a long way since its inception in 2011 as part of PETRONAS’ social impact programme in Sabah to support the state’s human capital development.

“KTC is committed to prepare Sabahan talents with essential skills and qualification for them to contribute towards enriching the state and the country’s energy workforce, and simultaneously improving state’s economic sector” he said at the KTC convocation ceremony.

“On top of that, KTC graduates’ employability rate approaches almost 100 per cent employment by the oil and gas as well as by other industries,” he added.

The Best Graduate of 2023, Nurul Syafiqah Najmuddin delivered her appreciation speech during the event.

Nurul Syafiqah Najmuddin, the Best Graduate of 2023 in her speech mentioned about the essence of accomplished students. “In my personal definition of accomplished students, in addition to seeking the knowledge, we also need to be mindful of our attitude and emotional aspect.”

KTC is the first institution in Sabah to be recognised as an Accredited Centre by the Department of Skills Development under the Ministry of Human Resources. It offers a three-year full-time diploma-level training in Industrial Instrumentation & Control System – Monitoring & Control (Level 4), Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM).

The graduates from KTC were also identified as potential feeders to INSTEP’s Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP). TEP, as one of INSTEP’s signature training programme, is a pre-employment sponsorship programme, sponsored by PETRONAS Operating Units.

A rhythmic and energetic cultural dance performance by the learners gained thunderous applause from the audiences.

From left: En. Alfie Mahathir B Semanis (Manager of Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre), En. Sy Muhafiz B Sy M Bakar (General Manager of Human Capital Investment), Pn. Farehana Hanapiah (Senior Vice President of PETRONAS Group Human Resource Management), En. Idris B Ibrahim (Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP) and En. Azhar B Ahmad (General Manager of INSTEP).

Senior Vice President of PETRONAS Group Human Resource Management Puan Farehana Hanapiah presented the graduation files to the trainees. Also present at the ceremony were Secretary of State Home Affairs and Research Office, Chief Minister’s Department, Datuk Awang Shaminan Awang Sahari; and Head of Human Capital Investment, PETRONAS Group Human Resource Management, Syed Mohamad Muhafiz Syed Bakar.

PETRONAS-run Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC) continues to support technical capability development among Sabah youths and has so far produced 194 graduates, including the 20 newly graduated trainees from Batch July 2019 intake, marking a significant milestone in its mission to empower Sabahan youths with technical skills to support nation energy workforce.

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Mr. Idris Ibrahim delivered his speech during the event.

Highlighting the importance of skills development, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, En. Idris B Ibrahim said KTC has gone a long way since its inception in 2011 as part of PETRONAS’ social impact programme in Sabah to support the state’s human capital development.

“KTC is committed to prepare Sabahan talents with essential skills and qualification for them to contribute towards enriching the state and the country’s energy workforce, and simultaneously improving state’s economic sector” he said at the KTC convocation ceremony.

“On top of that, KTC graduates’ employability rate approaches almost 100 per cent employment by the oil and gas as well as by other industries,” he added.

The Best Graduate of 2023, Nurul Syafiqah Najmuddin delivered her appreciation speech during the event.

Nurul Syafiqah Najmuddin, the Best Graduate of 2023 in her speech mentioned about the essence of accomplished students. “In my personal definition of accomplished students, in addition to seeking the knowledge, we also need to be mindful of our attitude and emotional aspect.”

KTC is the first institution in Sabah to be recognised as an Accredited Centre by the Department of Skills Development under the Ministry of Human Resources. It offers a three-year full-time diploma-level training in Industrial Instrumentation & Control System – Monitoring & Control (Level 4), Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM).

The graduates from KTC were also identified as potential feeders to INSTEP’s Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP). TEP, as one of INSTEP’s signature training programme, is a pre-employment sponsorship programme, sponsored by PETRONAS Operating Units.

A rhythmic and energetic cultural dance performance by the learners gained thunderous applause from the audiences.

From left: En. Alfie Mahathir B Semanis (Manager of Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre), En. Sy Muhafiz B Sy M Bakar (General Manager of Human Capital Investment), Pn. Farehana Hanapiah (Senior Vice President of PETRONAS Group Human Resource Management), En. Idris B Ibrahim (Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP) and En. Azhar B Ahmad (General Manager of INSTEP).

Senior Vice President of PETRONAS Group Human Resource Management Puan Farehana Hanapiah presented the graduation files to the trainees. Also present at the ceremony were Secretary of State Home Affairs and Research Office, Chief Minister’s Department, Datuk Awang Shaminan Awang Sahari; and Head of Human Capital Investment, PETRONAS Group Human Resource Management, Syed Mohamad Muhafiz Syed Bakar.

INSTEP Continues to Upskill Technical Workforce among Sabah and Sarawak Youths

167 Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP) learners celebrated their completion of 10-month training programme in a graduation ceremony on 19 September 2023, in INSTEP, Batu Rakit, Terengganu. TEP is a 10-month pre-employment sponsorship programme, sponsored by PETRONAS Carigali Sarawak Asset (SKA) and Sabah Asset (SBA). It is specially designed to develop essential technical competencies to upskill and produce certified job-ready technicians with skills of tomorrow to support the global energy industry.

This batch is the first batch of sponsored learners from upstream industries, for technical trades such as production, instrument, mechanical and electrical. Among the 167 graduates, 27 of them are Sabahan youths sponsored by SBA and 140 of the learners are Sarawakian youths sponsored by SKA.

The INSTEP signature training programme is tailored to cater upskilling and upgrading of technical competencies through theoretical and practical learning. The blended learning solutions also include On-Job-Training in Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP), INSTEP.

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP Mr. Idris Ibrahim delivered his speech during the event.

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP Idris Ibrahim said INSTEP is keen in supporting human capital development by being PETRONAS’ competency development partner. “INSTEP’s roles  are to equip the young talents with the technical skills to contribute back to the development of the country, and support nation building through the energy transition agenda by reskilling and upskilling the energy workforce through world-class technical training delivery.”

Anticipation smiles were flashed on the learners’ faces during the event.

Nur Faizatul Aqilah Binti Mohd Sabta Zahiry, one of the graduates, sponsored by SBA, mentioned her gratefulness of being able to finish her studies in INSTEP. Being one of beneficiaries from PETRONAS’ high school education sponsorship programme, and diploma sponsored programme in Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre, Faizatul, despite being a female in the male-dominated field, had continuously strived for excellence in her studies.

Meanwhile, for Kelvin Chung, one of the graduates sponsored by SKA highlighted his learning journey in INSTEP. “My learning journey in INSTEP revealed the new knowledge of safety. Safety element is highlighted in every job we are doing, not only in theory, but also in the practical learning and On-job training in INSTEP.”

As for Andrew Megong Anak Meyu, the learners’ representative for the batch, he mentioned in his speech that mixture of cultural differences helped them to grow, as individual and team players. “

Andrew Megong delivered the learners’ representative speech.

Special performance of Bornean dance prepared by the learners.

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim mentioned in his speech “In the male dominated field, there are still female talents who were selected to be here with us. It is a symbol of women empowerment which we want to emphasise on, aligned with D&I agenda in PETRONAS itself.”

In addition to the graduated batch of TEP Upstream, one more batch of TEP Plus with 74 learners are still undergoing their studies in INSTEP. TEP Plus batch includes multiskill trades and blended learning for Process, Mechanical, Instrument & Electrical for 32 weeks (8 months). The next batch is expected to graduate in May 2024.

167 Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP) learners celebrated their completion of 10-month training programme in a graduation ceremony on 19 September 2023, in INSTEP, Batu Rakit, Terengganu. TEP is a 10-month pre-employment sponsorship programme, sponsored by PETRONAS Carigali Sarawak Asset (SKA) and Sabah Asset (SBA). It is specially designed to develop essential technical competencies to upskill and produce certified job-ready technicians with skills of tomorrow to support the global energy industry.

This batch is the first batch of sponsored learners from upstream industries, for technical trades such as production, instrument, mechanical and electrical. Among the 167 graduates, 27 of them are Sabahan youths sponsored by SBA and 140 of the learners are Sarawakian youths sponsored by SKA.

The INSTEP signature training programme is tailored to cater upskilling and upgrading of technical competencies through theoretical and practical learning. The blended learning solutions also include On-Job-Training in Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP), INSTEP.

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP Mr. Idris Ibrahim delivered his speech during the event.

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP Idris Ibrahim said INSTEP is keen in supporting human capital development by being PETRONAS’ competency development partner. “INSTEP’s roles  are to equip the young talents with the technical skills to contribute back to the development of the country, and support nation building through the energy transition agenda by reskilling and upskilling the energy workforce through world-class technical training delivery.”

Anticipation smiles were flashed on the learners’ faces during the event.

Nur Faizatul Aqilah Binti Mohd Sabta Zahiry, one of the graduates, sponsored by SBA, mentioned her gratefulness of being able to finish her studies in INSTEP. Being one of beneficiaries from PETRONAS’ high school education sponsorship programme, and diploma sponsored programme in Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre, Faizatul, despite being a female in the male-dominated field, had continuously strived for excellence in her studies.

Meanwhile, for Kelvin Chung, one of the graduates sponsored by SKA highlighted his learning journey in INSTEP. “My learning journey in INSTEP revealed the new knowledge of safety. Safety element is highlighted in every job we are doing, not only in theory, but also in the practical learning and On-job training in INSTEP.”

As for Andrew Megong Anak Meyu, the learners’ representative for the batch, he mentioned in his speech that mixture of cultural differences helped them to grow, as individual and team players. “

Andrew Megong delivered the learners’ representative speech.

Special performance of Bornean dance prepared by the learners.

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim mentioned in his speech “In the male dominated field, there are still female talents who were selected to be here with us. It is a symbol of women empowerment which we want to emphasise on, aligned with D&I agenda in PETRONAS itself.”

In addition to the graduated batch of TEP Upstream, one more batch of TEP Plus with 74 learners are still undergoing their studies in INSTEP. TEP Plus batch includes multiskill trades and blended learning for Process, Mechanical, Instrument & Electrical for 32 weeks (8 months). The next batch is expected to graduate in May 2024.

64 Primary School Students were appointed as new INSTEP’s Sustainability Agents through its Signature Planting Tomorrow: Edu-Lestari 2023

The morning sun of 11 September 2023 was greeted with excited smiles and enthusiastic cheers of 96 primary school students around INSTEP’s campus ground for its second edition of Signature Social Impact Management, Planting Tomorrow: Edu-Lestari 2023.

Incorporating the two focus areas under Yayasan PETRONAS aspirations namely; Powering Knowledge (Education) and Planting Tomorrow (Environment), Planting Tomorrow: Edu-Lestari aimed to produce Environment Sustainability Ambassadors among the primary school students involved. The programme involved 8 schools around INSTEP, covering two districts, which are Kuala Nerus and Setiu.

The programme participants were divided into two categories which are ‘Sustainability Agent’ and ‘Sustainability Ambassador’. 64 of the newly joined participants, are called Sustainability Agents, and 32 of the students who had involved in the last Edu-Lestari edition were already appointed as Sustainability Ambassadors.

 En. Idris Ibrahim delivered his speech during the event.

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim mentioned in his speech, “Through our programme today, we expose the young minds of the students the importance and essence of environmental sustainability. In addition to planting trees activity, through the hands-on activities and sharing, we also impart the STEM related knowledge, to inculcate their interest in the field.”

Sustainability Agents in action during the ‘Jom Tanam Pokok’ session.

The Sustainability Ambassadors were keen learning the methods for tree measurements.

The morning started off with hands-on activities for the students through the ‘Jom Tanam Pokok’ session. 32 Harumanis trees were provided for 64 of Sustainability Agents to get them working on the ground. In addition, a site visit was conducted for the 32 Sustainability Ambassadors to observe and measure the growth of the trees they planted last year.

Focused faces of the students during the sharing session and mini game.

All smiles on the students’ faces after receiving the prize for the winning group.

To cool off after the hands-on activities, the students gathered in a hall for educational sharing on ‘Sustainability’, 3R concepts & Waste Classification​, which were made fun through two-way delivery by INSTEP Learning Consultancy Senior Manager, En. Muhammad Asri Omar.

INSTEP General Manager of Learning Academy, En. Azhar Ahmad delivered the closing speech for the event.

“We hope that the appointed Environment Sustainability Ambassadors, will act as the voice to amplify our sustainable aspiration to reach wider communities, starting with their schoolmates, and their own families,” INSTEP General Manager of Learning Academy, En. Azhar Ahmad mentioned in his speech.

This programme adds to INSTEP’s sustainability commitments that include sustainable initiatives such as rainwater harvesting for internal use, a food composter to recycle food waste into fertilisers, and the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and high mast lighting to reduce energy consumption.

The morning sun of 11 September 2023 was greeted with excited smiles and enthusiastic cheers of 96 primary school students around INSTEP’s campus ground for its second edition of Signature Social Impact Management, Planting Tomorrow: Edu-Lestari 2023.

Incorporating the two focus areas under Yayasan PETRONAS aspirations namely; Powering Knowledge (Education) and Planting Tomorrow (Environment), Planting Tomorrow: Edu-Lestari aimed to produce Environment Sustainability Ambassadors among the primary school students involved. The programme involved 8 schools around INSTEP, covering two districts, which are Kuala Nerus and Setiu.

The programme participants were divided into two categories which are ‘Sustainability Agent’ and ‘Sustainability Ambassador’. 64 of the newly joined participants, are called Sustainability Agents, and 32 of the students who had involved in the last Edu-Lestari edition were already appointed as Sustainability Ambassadors.

 En. Idris Ibrahim delivered his speech during the event.

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim mentioned in his speech, “Through our programme today, we expose the young minds of the students the importance and essence of environmental sustainability. In addition to planting trees activity, through the hands-on activities and sharing, we also impart the STEM related knowledge, to inculcate their interest in the field.”

Sustainability Agents in action during the ‘Jom Tanam Pokok’ session.

The Sustainability Ambassadors were keen learning the methods for tree measurements.

The morning started off with hands-on activities for the students through the ‘Jom Tanam Pokok’ session. 32 Harumanis trees were provided for 64 of Sustainability Agents to get them working on the ground. In addition, a site visit was conducted for the 32 Sustainability Ambassadors to observe and measure the growth of the trees they planted last year.

Focused faces of the students during the sharing session and mini game.

All smiles on the students’ faces after receiving the prize for the winning group.

To cool off after the hands-on activities, the students gathered in a hall for educational sharing on ‘Sustainability’, 3R concepts & Waste Classification​, which were made fun through two-way delivery by INSTEP Learning Consultancy Senior Manager, En. Muhammad Asri Omar.

INSTEP General Manager of Learning Academy, En. Azhar Ahmad delivered the closing speech for the event.

“We hope that the appointed Environment Sustainability Ambassadors, will act as the voice to amplify our sustainable aspiration to reach wider communities, starting with their schoolmates, and their own families,” INSTEP General Manager of Learning Academy, En. Azhar Ahmad mentioned in his speech.

This programme adds to INSTEP’s sustainability commitments that include sustainable initiatives such as rainwater harvesting for internal use, a food composter to recycle food waste into fertilisers, and the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and high mast lighting to reduce energy consumption.

INSTEP Supports New Energy Transition through Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project in Collaboration with Gentari

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has been active in promoting sustainability among its employees in endorsing support for PETRONAS’ sustainable aspiration, including the recent launch of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project in collaboration with Gentari, the clean energy solutions entity owned by PETRONAS. The project started producing electricity in December last year and is anticipated to power up to 1 Megawatt (MW) of full capacity generation.

The 1.4MWp system is expected to generate 1,927.240 Megawatt Hour (MWh) of clean energy per annum, which amounts close to 30% of INSTEP’s overall energy requirement, effectively reducing 1285.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

For further research and application purposes, INSTEP’s Solar PV 1 and 2 Project will furnish Gentari with valuable data and insights regarding its effectiveness and performance in Malaysia’s tropical environment. INSTEP has installed solar panels on the rooftops of several of its facilities, including academic and office buildings.

Solar panel installed on rooftop at INSTEP campus.

The Commercial Operation Launch event was hosted by the Gentari team at INSTEP on August 24, 2023, with the presence of Gentari’s Head of Renewable Energy (Malaysia and Southeast Asia), Mr Sy Malek Faisal Sy Mohamad, to officiate the ceremony. The event also served as an expression of gratitude to the project team from the Campus Asset Management Department at INSTEP, marked by a Focused Recognition presentation by the Gentari team. To add to the enjoyment of the event, a special electric vehicle (EV) was brought for test-drives.

Focused Recognition certificate presentation by the Gentari team to INSTEP’s project team.

The commercial operation certificate presentation signifies the completed installation of Gentari solar panels in INSTEP campus

Mr. Idris was all smiles during the EV car test drive brought by Gentari on the day of the event.

INSTEP, as the technical training arm of PETRONAS, exemplifies its dedication to delivering excellence in learning experiences by demonstrating its involvement in the solar PV project. The installation of a 5 (kilowatt) kW Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) system at the INSTEP Training Facility has been carried out by Gentari for educational purposes, including research, data analysis, and training activities.

The 5kW rooftop solar PV installed by Gentari.

In addition to that, INSTEP also provides a ground-mounted Solar PV facility under the Electrical Maintenance Workshop to upskill the technical workforce in supporting the energy transition to cleaner energy solutions.

INSTEP learners at the ground mounted solar PV training facility.

“With achieving net zero carbon emission as our ultimate goal, the progress towards undergoing a just energy transition is also crucial. In PETRONAS’ transition to renewable energy and lower carbon businesses, INSTEP plays the role in retooling human capital equation through the delivery of sustainable technical learning solutions, to upskill and reskill our current and future workforces to help them adapt to new technologies and processes to develop new energy solutions,” Mr. Idris b Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer commented during the event.

Adding this project to INSTEP’s sustainability commitments, several of INSTEP’s own sustainable initiatives include rainwater harvesting for internal use, a food composter to recycle food waste into fertilizers, and the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and high mast lighting to reduce energy consumption.

As part of MFT 50:30:0, INSTEP places a high priority on sustainable growth to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The launch of this project serves the purpose of supporting INSTEP’s role in becoming an active participant in the transition to cleaner energy sources.

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has been active in promoting sustainability among its employees in endorsing support for PETRONAS’ sustainable aspiration, including the recent launch of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project in collaboration with Gentari, the clean energy solutions entity owned by PETRONAS. The project started producing electricity in December last year and is anticipated to power up to 1 Megawatt (MW) of full capacity generation.

The 1.4MWp system is expected to generate 1,927.240 Megawatt Hour (MWh) of clean energy per annum, which amounts close to 30% of INSTEP’s overall energy requirement, effectively reducing 1285.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

For further research and application purposes, INSTEP’s Solar PV 1 and 2 Project will furnish Gentari with valuable data and insights regarding its effectiveness and performance in Malaysia’s tropical environment. INSTEP has installed solar panels on the rooftops of several of its facilities, including academic and office buildings.

Solar panel installed on rooftop at INSTEP campus.

The Commercial Operation Launch event was hosted by the Gentari team at INSTEP on August 24, 2023, with the presence of Gentari’s Head of Renewable Energy (Malaysia and Southeast Asia), Mr Sy Malek Faisal Sy Mohamad, to officiate the ceremony. The event also served as an expression of gratitude to the project team from the Campus Asset Management Department at INSTEP, marked by a Focused Recognition presentation by the Gentari team. To add to the enjoyment of the event, a special electric vehicle (EV) was brought for test-drives.

Focused Recognition certificate presentation by the Gentari team to INSTEP’s project team.

The commercial operation certificate presentation signifies the completed installation of Gentari solar panels in INSTEP campus

Mr. Idris was all smiles during the EV car test drive brought by Gentari on the day of the event.

INSTEP, as the technical training arm of PETRONAS, exemplifies its dedication to delivering excellence in learning experiences by demonstrating its involvement in the solar PV project. The installation of a 5 (kilowatt) kW Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) system at the INSTEP Training Facility has been carried out by Gentari for educational purposes, including research, data analysis, and training activities.

The 5kW rooftop solar PV installed by Gentari.

In addition to that, INSTEP also provides a ground-mounted Solar PV facility under the Electrical Maintenance Workshop to upskill the technical workforce in supporting the energy transition to cleaner energy solutions.

INSTEP learners at the ground mounted solar PV training facility.

“With achieving net zero carbon emission as our ultimate goal, the progress towards undergoing a just energy transition is also crucial. In PETRONAS’ transition to renewable energy and lower carbon businesses, INSTEP plays the role in retooling human capital equation through the delivery of sustainable technical learning solutions, to upskill and reskill our current and future workforces to help them adapt to new technologies and processes to develop new energy solutions,” Mr. Idris b Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer commented during the event.

Adding this project to INSTEP’s sustainability commitments, several of INSTEP’s own sustainable initiatives include rainwater harvesting for internal use, a food composter to recycle food waste into fertilizers, and the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and high mast lighting to reduce energy consumption.

As part of MFT 50:30:0, INSTEP places a high priority on sustainable growth to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The launch of this project serves the purpose of supporting INSTEP’s role in becoming an active participant in the transition to cleaner energy sources.