INSTEP Celebrate ELPs: A Time of Joyful Raya

On 25 April this year, a Meet & Greet Aidilfitri was held to celebrate and commemorate the efforts from the External Learning Partners (ELP) consisting of individuals including PETRONAS Retirees, Learning Institutions and Government Agencies.

Held at Dewan Sri Rhu, INSTEP, it was a time to gather and strengthen the bond between the ELP fraternity and INSTEP’s management, while enjoying the ‘raya’ culinary delights.

The essence of Aidilfitri lies in the spirit of unity, hence the event acted as platform for all educators consisting of ELPs to exchange ideas and build networking.

“With the theme of together for the future for Road to PETRONAS 50, this celebration brings significant value to the energy workforce frontliner, who play the part in upskilling the technical workforce through education and technical training.

“I hope this event serves its purpose to gather all the ELPs and celebrate this joyful celebration together,” said En. Mohamad bin Nasir, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP during his speech.

On 25 April this year, a Meet & Greet Aidilfitri was held to celebrate and commemorate the efforts from the External Learning Partners (ELP) consisting of individuals including PETRONAS Retirees, Learning Institutions and Government Agencies.

Held at Dewan Sri Rhu, INSTEP, it was a time to gather and strengthen the bond between the ELP fraternity and INSTEP’s management, while enjoying the ‘raya’ culinary delights.

The essence of Aidilfitri lies in the spirit of unity, hence the event acted as platform for all educators consisting of ELPs to exchange ideas and build networking.

“With the theme of together for the future for Road to PETRONAS 50, this celebration brings significant value to the energy workforce frontliner, who play the part in upskilling the technical workforce through education and technical training.

“I hope this event serves its purpose to gather all the ELPs and celebrate this joyful celebration together,” said En. Mohamad bin Nasir, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP during his speech.

INSTEP Initiates Its First Inaugural Collaboration for The TEP Programme

On 2 March 2024, INSTEP joyously greeted 154 new onboardees into the Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP) under sponsorship by Downstream and Gas Business Operating Units (OPUs).

The 10-month pre-employment sponsorship initiative is designed to cultivate crucial technical skills and instil a generative culture to propel individuals’ careers within the energy sector.

In a notable development for this March cohort, PETRONAS initiates its inaugural collaboration with an external partner, Shell, merging the TEP with Shell’s sponsorship programme. PETRONAS supports 130 learners, while Shell backs 24 learners.

Furthermore, this intake comprises learners in Production, Mechanical, Instrumentation, and Electrical trade, predominantly from the East Coast Region, Sabah, and Sarawak.

During the registration day, learners from all corners of Malaysia registered for the programme, accompanied by their families bidding them farewell.

The programme’s culmination is set for 2 January 2025. In the meantime, let’s extend a hearty welcome to all the newcomers!

On 2 March 2024, INSTEP joyously greeted 154 new onboardees into the Technical Energy Enrichment Programme (TEP) under sponsorship by Downstream and Gas Business Operating Units (OPUs).

The 10-month pre-employment sponsorship initiative is designed to cultivate crucial technical skills and instil a generative culture to propel individuals’ careers within the energy sector.

In a notable development for this March cohort, PETRONAS initiates its inaugural collaboration with an external partner, Shell, merging the TEP with Shell’s sponsorship programme. PETRONAS supports 130 learners, while Shell backs 24 learners.

Furthermore, this intake comprises learners in Production, Mechanical, Instrumentation, and Electrical trade, predominantly from the East Coast Region, Sabah, and Sarawak.

During the registration day, learners from all corners of Malaysia registered for the programme, accompanied by their families bidding them farewell.

The programme’s culmination is set for 2 January 2025. In the meantime, let’s extend a hearty welcome to all the newcomers!

‘Connect & Collaborate’ Bersama Pemegang Taruh INSTEP

Seramai 16 pemegang taruh dari pelbagai organisasi terdiri dari penguatkuasa, badan kerajaan, organisasi yang mengiktiraf akreditasi dan pensijilan program, dan juga rakan perkongsian telah hadir pada satu bengkel pengenalan kepada hubungan pemegang taruh, ‘Connect & Collaborate with Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP)’, pada 6 Mac 2024 di Hotel Raia, Kuala Terengganu.

Hubungan bersama pemegang taruh adalah penting kepada INSTEP untuk menjalankan peranannya sebagai institut latihan teknikal melalui perolehan lesen operasi dan menjaga reputasi syarikat di mata orang awam

Menurut Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif INSTEP, En. Idris bin Ibrahim, “Pengurusan pihak pemegang taruh bukanlah sekadar tanggungjawab, ia adalah komitmen kepada kerjasama, komunikasi, dan persefahaman bersama.

En. Idris bin Ibrahim turut menambah, “Dengan adanya program ini, kami membuktikan komitmen kami untuk terus mengembangkan hubungan kerjasama bersama pelbagai pihak pemegang taruh.”

Seramai 16 pemegang taruh dari pelbagai organisasi terdiri dari penguatkuasa, badan kerajaan, organisasi yang mengiktiraf akreditasi dan pensijilan program, dan juga rakan perkongsian telah hadir pada satu bengkel pengenalan kepada hubungan pemegang taruh, ‘Connect & Collaborate with Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP)’, pada 6 Mac 2024 di Hotel Raia, Kuala Terengganu.

Hubungan bersama pemegang taruh adalah penting kepada INSTEP untuk menjalankan peranannya sebagai institut latihan teknikal melalui perolehan lesen operasi dan menjaga reputasi syarikat di mata orang awam

Menurut Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif INSTEP, En. Idris bin Ibrahim, “Pengurusan pihak pemegang taruh bukanlah sekadar tanggungjawab, ia adalah komitmen kepada kerjasama, komunikasi, dan persefahaman bersama.

En. Idris bin Ibrahim turut menambah, “Dengan adanya program ini, kami membuktikan komitmen kami untuk terus mengembangkan hubungan kerjasama bersama pelbagai pihak pemegang taruh.”

INSTEP Continues to Contribute to Local Communities through Zakat Wakalah Technical Programme

Through a collaboration with the Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu (MAIDAM), INSTEP has successfully enrolled 27 local Terengganu students from the less fortunate, Asnaf group into the Zakat Wakalah Technical Programme who were celebrated in ceremony dated 18 February 2024. Funded by the Assyakirin Fund, the programme aims to provide comprehensive training in energy industry maintenance.

The students comprising of 22 males and 5 females come from diverse educational backgrounds including diplomas, technical and vocational colleges, Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) and self-employment. This diversity reflects the programme’s inclusivity and accessibility to individuals from various walks of life 

Over the course of 12 weeks, the students will undergo training modules such as Sustainability Awareness, Behavioural Safety, Working at Height, Basic Fire Fighting (BFF) Training, Static Equipment, Electrical Wiring, Islamic Modules, English Communication, and more. This comprehensive curriculum ensures the participants receive a well-rounded education in energy industry maintenance.  

Holding up to the “Experiencing is Enriching” tagline, the programme also includes experiential learning activities ranges from Mentor-Mentee sessions, team building exercises, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, career exposure talks, industrial site visits and mock interviews. These activities aim to provide students with real-world experiences and prepare them for future careers in the energy industry.

Through a collaboration with the Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu (MAIDAM), INSTEP has successfully enrolled 27 local Terengganu students from the less fortunate, Asnaf group into the Zakat Wakalah Technical Programme who were celebrated in ceremony dated 18 February 2024. Funded by the Assyakirin Fund, the programme aims to provide comprehensive training in energy industry maintenance.

The students comprising of 22 males and 5 females come from diverse educational backgrounds including diplomas, technical and vocational colleges, Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) and self-employment. This diversity reflects the programme’s inclusivity and accessibility to individuals from various walks of life 

Over the course of 12 weeks, the students will undergo training modules such as Sustainability Awareness, Behavioural Safety, Working at Height, Basic Fire Fighting (BFF) Training, Static Equipment, Electrical Wiring, Islamic Modules, English Communication, and more. This comprehensive curriculum ensures the participants receive a well-rounded education in energy industry maintenance.  

Holding up to the “Experiencing is Enriching” tagline, the programme also includes experiential learning activities ranges from Mentor-Mentee sessions, team building exercises, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, career exposure talks, industrial site visits and mock interviews. These activities aim to provide students with real-world experiences and prepare them for future careers in the energy industry.

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.

Rejuvenating New Year’s Spirit Through INSTEP Jom Bersukan: Fun Run

In the spirit of welcoming the year 2024, many were still looking for the push for self-motivation to start moving and keeping up with a healthier lifestyle. As part of supporting MESTIfit4health agenda, and kickstarting fitness journey among INSTEP staff for the year, INSTEP Jom Bersukan finally launched its first event through ‘Fun Run’. With over 3km of track distance, more than 140 participants representing 4 sport houses competed in the race.

Officiating remark by En. Haziman Mamat Yusof, Senior Manager of Campus Asset Management, INSTEP prior to the start of the run.

The participants took their chance to get their minds off deadlines, and meeting appointments through the ‘Fun Run’ activity. Amidst of the competitiveness to shine as the champion of the run, joyous laughter filled up the air. It was not just a mere race, it also was to celebrate team spirit, working together to achieve a healthier company community, by living up the element of Move Right from MESTIfit4health.

In the end, it was never about who finishes first; it is about the shared laughter, the sense of community, and the memories created in every step. 

In the spirit of welcoming the year 2024, many were still looking for the push for self-motivation to start moving and keeping up with a healthier lifestyle. As part of supporting MESTIfit4health agenda, and kickstarting fitness journey among INSTEP staff for the year, INSTEP Jom Bersukan finally launched its first event through ‘Fun Run’. With over 3km of track distance, more than 140 participants representing 4 sport houses competed in the race.

Officiating remark by En. Haziman Mamat Yusof, Senior Manager of Campus Asset Management, INSTEP prior to the start of the run.

The participants took their chance to get their minds off deadlines, and meeting appointments through the ‘Fun Run’ activity. Amidst of the competitiveness to shine as the champion of the run, joyous laughter filled up the air. It was not just a mere race, it also was to celebrate team spirit, working together to achieve a healthier company community, by living up the element of Move Right from MESTIfit4health.

In the end, it was never about who finishes first; it is about the shared laughter, the sense of community, and the memories created in every step. 

The Final Chapter of TEP Journey in INSTEP

A closing ceremony to commemorate 96 TEP graduates was held on 7 December at INSTEP. The graduates were sponsored by 8 PETRONAS OPUs to support respective business needs.

The event was not only to commemorate the completion of 10 months journey of TEP, but also to celebrate the graduates’ initial step prior to entering energy industry. 

“Coming from various trades such as Electrical, Lab, Mechanical and Process, our talented graduates will soon be the frontliners of PETRONAS business operations. INSTEP as the learning solutions partner, has equipped these future leaders with the relevant skills demanded by the dynamic energy industry,” En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, mentioned in his speech.

En. Idris b Ibrahim during his remarks in the event.

The event was graced with the presence of Head of Plant PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Sabah Sdn. Bhd (PCFSSB), En. Abdullah bin Side alongside representatives from various OPUs.

En. Abdullah bin Side delivered his speech during the event.

“We will forever carry INSTEP’s name, and we will strive hard to make our instructors proud by being exemplary ambassador for INSTEP brand,” the graduates’ representative Andrew Jawan rallied his batchmates’ spirit in his speech.

The graduates’ representative, Andrew Jawan, took the stage to share on his journey with his colleagues during the 10 months journey in INSTEP.

A closing ceremony to commemorate 96 TEP graduates was held on 7 December at INSTEP. The graduates were sponsored by 8 PETRONAS OPUs to support respective business needs.

The event was not only to commemorate the completion of 10 months journey of TEP, but also to celebrate the graduates’ initial step prior to entering energy industry. 

“Coming from various trades such as Electrical, Lab, Mechanical and Process, our talented graduates will soon be the frontliners of PETRONAS business operations. INSTEP as the learning solutions partner, has equipped these future leaders with the relevant skills demanded by the dynamic energy industry,” En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, mentioned in his speech.

En. Idris b Ibrahim during his remarks in the event.

The event was graced with the presence of Head of Plant PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Sabah Sdn. Bhd (PCFSSB), En. Abdullah bin Side alongside representatives from various OPUs.

En. Abdullah bin Side delivered his speech during the event.

“We will forever carry INSTEP’s name, and we will strive hard to make our instructors proud by being exemplary ambassador for INSTEP brand,” the graduates’ representative Andrew Jawan rallied his batchmates’ spirit in his speech.

The graduates’ representative, Andrew Jawan, took the stage to share on his journey with his colleagues during the 10 months journey in INSTEP.

Celebration for INSTEP’s Pillars of Education

Celebrating the unwavering commitment of learning partners in shaping the future of energy workforce, an appreciation dinner was held on 13 December 2023 at Duyong Marina Resort. This event echoed the spirit of cohesiveness by commemorating their hard work throughout the year of 2023.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali delivered his speech during the event.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali, Senior Manager of Learning Resource and Delivery (LRD), INSTEP mentioned in his speech “Our learning partners are the hearts for our learning delivery, ensuring our programmes are delivered to not only meet industry standards but also, enrich the energy workforce for a sustainable future, which is in line with INSTEP’s winning aspiration.”

A special performance to lighten up the atmosphere of the event.

This event was conducted for the first time in 2023, following the appreciation event conducted for Line Learning Facilitators, last November.

External Learning Partner (ELP) are registered companies, individuals including PETRONAS Retirees, Learning Institutions and Government Agencies who provides Learning Services and Consultancy for PTTSB learning programmes and activities.

The cheerful faces of ELPs during the event.

In the ever-changing landscape of the energy industry, where innovation and adaptability are necessary for us to be in pace, ELP’s dedication to equipping professionals with relevant skills has been nothing short of commendable, mirroring PETRONAS purpose in our winning aspiration so that all visions and missions are aligned.

Celebrating the unwavering commitment of learning partners in shaping the future of energy workforce, an appreciation dinner was held on 13 December 2023 at Duyong Marina Resort. This event echoed the spirit of cohesiveness by commemorating their hard work throughout the year of 2023.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali delivered his speech during the event.

En. Rushdan A Ghazali, Senior Manager of Learning Resource and Delivery (LRD), INSTEP mentioned in his speech “Our learning partners are the hearts for our learning delivery, ensuring our programmes are delivered to not only meet industry standards but also, enrich the energy workforce for a sustainable future, which is in line with INSTEP’s winning aspiration.”

A special performance to lighten up the atmosphere of the event.

This event was conducted for the first time in 2023, following the appreciation event conducted for Line Learning Facilitators, last November.

External Learning Partner (ELP) are registered companies, individuals including PETRONAS Retirees, Learning Institutions and Government Agencies who provides Learning Services and Consultancy for PTTSB learning programmes and activities.

The cheerful faces of ELPs during the event.

In the ever-changing landscape of the energy industry, where innovation and adaptability are necessary for us to be in pace, ELP’s dedication to equipping professionals with relevant skills has been nothing short of commendable, mirroring PETRONAS purpose in our winning aspiration so that all visions and missions are aligned.

Two-Year Streaks: INSTEP Bagged its Second MSOSH Gold Merit Award

INSTEP has cemented its presence as preferred technical learning provider through winning its second Gold Merit Award, after its three consecutive Gold Class 1 Award since 2018. This highlights the institution’s dependability and consistency in providing excellent technical training that incorporates HSE procedures.

The awardees were celebrated during the 41st MSOSH OSH Award 2023 ceremony, held on 16 November 2023, at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa 

The ceremony was held to commemorate organisations dedications and commitment to uphold OSH practices at the workplace. Additionally, the event served as a platform to honour organisationsOSH performance throughout the year 2022, including the ability to lower the rate of workplace accidents and occupational diseases.  

The event was graced by the presence of guest of honours, YB Datuk Ts. Mustapha bin Sakmud Member of Parliament Bandar Tun Razak and YABhg. Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Binti Wan Ismail. 

Also present during the event was Minister of Human Resources, YB Tuan V. Sivakumar Deputy Minister of Human Resources, who also officiated the event.

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP applauded the efforts showcased by all INSTEP members. “In order to flourish even more and achieve high quality safety standards as the preferred technical learning solutions, we must make sure that we improve this high standard of performance, in our effort to accomplish Generative HSE Culture.” 

INSTEP has cemented its presence as preferred technical learning provider through winning its second Gold Merit Award, after its three consecutive Gold Class 1 Award since 2018. This highlights the institution’s dependability and consistency in providing excellent technical training that incorporates HSE procedures.

The awardees were celebrated during the 41st MSOSH OSH Award 2023 ceremony, held on 16 November 2023, at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa 

The ceremony was held to commemorate organisations dedications and commitment to uphold OSH practices at the workplace. Additionally, the event served as a platform to honour organisationsOSH performance throughout the year 2022, including the ability to lower the rate of workplace accidents and occupational diseases.  

The event was graced by the presence of guest of honours, YB Datuk Ts. Mustapha bin Sakmud Member of Parliament Bandar Tun Razak and YABhg. Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Binti Wan Ismail. 

Also present during the event was Minister of Human Resources, YB Tuan V. Sivakumar Deputy Minister of Human Resources, who also officiated the event.

En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP applauded the efforts showcased by all INSTEP members. “In order to flourish even more and achieve high quality safety standards as the preferred technical learning solutions, we must make sure that we improve this high standard of performance, in our effort to accomplish Generative HSE Culture.” 

INSTEP Produced 30 Technical Talents to Support Melamine Project

With the celebration of 30 graduates of the Technical Energy Enrichment Program, which was sponsored by PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizers Kedah (PCFK), on 6 November 2023, INSTEP achieved yet another significant milestone. The electrical, mechanical, laboratory, and process trade graduates were honored during the event.

Smiles of pride on the graduates’ faces brighten the event.

Highlighting lifelong learning for continuous improvement, En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP reminded the graduates on the importance of putting theory into practical. “Our graduates are the ambassadors to advocate for generative safety culture, in the effort of inculcating the mindset of ‘doing the right things even when no one is watching’, not only in theory, but also in practical when working later on.” 

En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK delivered his speech during the event.

Also present during the event was En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK, together with PCFK Management team. 

The graduates during the certificate giving session.
Silat art performance by the graduates.
Group performance by the graduates.

The closing ceremony marked not only an end but also a fresh start, a first step toward realizing their goals and establishing their own technical career path once they left INSTEP grounds. 

PCFK under PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) is building a 60,000 tonnes per annum melamine plant in Gurun, Kedah. This ground-breaking project positions PCFK as the exclusive producer of melamine in Southeast Asia. With this venture, the demand for fresh technical talents and specialized skills becomes pivotal in supporting the establishment and commencement of the project. 

With the celebration of 30 graduates of the Technical Energy Enrichment Program, which was sponsored by PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizers Kedah (PCFK), on 6 November 2023, INSTEP achieved yet another significant milestone. The electrical, mechanical, laboratory, and process trade graduates were honored during the event.

Smiles of pride on the graduates’ faces brighten the event.

Highlighting lifelong learning for continuous improvement, En. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP reminded the graduates on the importance of putting theory into practical. “Our graduates are the ambassadors to advocate for generative safety culture, in the effort of inculcating the mindset of ‘doing the right things even when no one is watching’, not only in theory, but also in practical when working later on.” 

En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK delivered his speech during the event.

Also present during the event was En. Noor Arifin bin Othman, the Head of Plant, PCFK, together with PCFK Management team. 

The graduates during the certificate giving session.
Silat art performance by the graduates.
Group performance by the graduates.

The closing ceremony marked not only an end but also a fresh start, a first step toward realizing their goals and establishing their own technical career path once they left INSTEP grounds. 

PCFK under PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) is building a 60,000 tonnes per annum melamine plant in Gurun, Kedah. This ground-breaking project positions PCFK as the exclusive producer of melamine in Southeast Asia. With this venture, the demand for fresh technical talents and specialized skills becomes pivotal in supporting the establishment and commencement of the project.