sabah-skills.jpg           INTRODUCTION

The Sabah Skills & Technology Centre is Sabah’s very own skills development centre, and the result of close cooperation between the Sabah Government and the industry.

Registered on 27 September 2000, it is set-up as a non-profit society in which the government – State and Federal – provides the funding and infrastructure whereas the industry provides the support and leadership.

SSTC aims to provide training and educational programs to enhance the skills level of State’s workforce. And the areas of training are:

  • Technical skills
  • ICT Skills
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Safety & Health
To Be The Institute To Fulfill The Industry and State’s Need For HRD In Continuing Education, Competency and Customized Training.
Be The Preferred Smart Partner In Knowledge And Skills Training.
SSTC was established to meet the following objectives:


  • Meet the training needs of member companies by organising customized courses.
  • Continuously upgrade the skills level of workforce in line with technological progress.
  • Establish a mechanism to co-ordinate and utilise resource from industry and institution.


  • Promote vocational and technical courses.
  • Position the Centre as a leading training institution.



The Centre is led by the industry and advised by the government agencies.

Our Management Council members are elected for a 2-year term and presently comprises of the following organisations:
ChairmanConcept Marketing Sdn Bhd
Deputy Chairman
Concept Marketing Sdn Bhd
MembersSabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd
Ken Chong Food Industries Sdn Bhd
Steel Industries Sdn Bhd
Cement Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd
Shell Timur Sdn Bhd
Ex-OfficiosMinistry of Resources Development & Info Technology
Ministry of Industrial Development
Sabah Economic Development Corporation
Ministry of International Trade & Industry
SME Corporation Malaysia
State Economic Planning Unit
Ministry of Finance
There are 2 categories of membership in the SSTC.
1. Founder Members
Angkatan Hebat Sdn Bhd
Borneo Samudera Sdn Bhd
Cement Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd
Colorcoil Industries Sdn Bhd
Concept Marketing Sdn Bhd
Dunco Sdn Bhd
Empor Holdings Sdn Bhd
Hong Sing Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd
Ken Chong Food Industries Sdn Bhd
Kinabalu Motor Assembly Sdn Bhd
K.K.I.P Sdn Bhd
Nippon Paint Sdn Bhd
Ranhill Powertron Sdn Bhd
Sabah Economic Development Corporation
Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd
Sabah International Dairies Sdn Bhd
Shell Timur Sdn Bhd
Steel Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd
Uniang Plastic Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd
Unimekar Metals Sdn Bhd
Weida Integrated Industries Sdn Bhd
2. Ordinary Members
Associated Concrete Products (Sabah) Sdn Bhd
Aulis Auto Sdn Bhd
City Top Enterprise Sdn Bhd
C & F Enterprise Sdn Bhd
Guocera Tiles Industries (Labuan) Sdn Bhd
IDS Sebor Sabah Sdn Bhd
i-Skill Dynamics Sdn Bhd
J & S Enterprise
Java Industries Sdn Bhd
Jayakuik Sdn Bhd
Lojingki Holdings Sdn Bhd
Mega First Power Services Sdn Bhd
Mekarela Sdn Bhd
Pemborong Maju Bersatu Sdn Bhd
Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd
Superwood Industries Sdn Bhd

Presently located in KKIP, the SSTC building has a total built-up area of 38,000 sq ft which houses 10 seminar rooms, 8 labs, 3 workshops, a resource centre, administrative office and 2 conference rooms.
Industrial Skills Enhancement Program
The Industrial Skills Enhancement Program is a fully funded program by the Federal Government, was introduced by the SSTC in 2005 with the objective of re-skilling graduates with knowledge and skills in various sectors: Plantation Management, Logistics Management, Safety & Health Officer and Cisco Certified Network Associate.
The Workforce Technical Transformation Program is another program fully funded by the Federal Government for school-leavers. This program was introduced with the objective of equipping school-leavers with the knowledge and skills in the various sectors like Plantation Practices, Plantation Mill, Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Front Office Skills and Shielded Metal Arc Welding Technician.

On 28 February 2002, SSTC was appointed by SME Corp Malaysian (formerly known as SMIDEC) as an approve Skills Training Provider aimed at enhancing skills and capabilities of employees of SMEs by providing with a special discount of 50% on the training cost. Presently SSTC has 119 courses approved under this scheme.

The grant is for:
Manufacturing, Manufacturing-Related Services and Agro-based Industries
“Small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing, manufacturing related services and ago-based industries are enterprises with full-time employees not exceeding 150 OR with annual sales turnover of not exceeding 25 million”
Services, Primary Agriculture and Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Small and medium enterprises in the services, primary agriculture and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sectors are enterprises with full-time employees not exceeding 50 OR with annual sales turnover not exceeding RM5 million.”
In addition, it is also for companies providing manufacturing-related services such as:
  • Engineering support services
  • Specialised services like warehousing, haulage etc.
  • Maintenance and repair of machines and factory equipments
  • Software development
  • Automation of production line
  • Design houses
  • Packaging services
  • Wholesale & Retail
  • Professional services like accountancy, legal counsel and engineering
  • Logistic like warehouse, storage, haulage, cargo services, freight forwarding,
    courier and shipping

This scheme is also extended to women entrepreneur in the following field:
  • IT and IT-related services
  • Education services
  • Software development
  • Designing and packaging
  • Research and development
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Other business services like legal, accounting services, management consultancy, building cleaning services, printing and publishing.