TEGAS supports young people in STEM and TVET through outreach programs

Written by Leon Z. Keene

Kuching: Tabung Economy Gagasan Anak Sarawak (TEGAS) is active in programs to strengthen youth in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, especially in rural and inland areas. This is being carried out in a specific manner.

Board member Datuk Dennis Gau said this is one of TEGAS’ goals this year and will be implemented through the community support program.

“TEGAS also helps support startups through various accelerator programs, bootcamps and courses, providing exposure to subject matter experts and industry leaders, thereby attracting more talent to the entrepreneurial world. Cultivate.

Dennis (centre) arriving at the TEGAS Hari Raya gathering at TEGAS Digital Village. Photo provided by TEGAS

“In summary, all the programs organized by TEGAS fully support the vision and mission of the Sarawak State Government,” he said at the TEGAS Hari Raya gathering held at the TEGAS Digital Village yesterday (April 28) evening. mentioned in.

Later, when I met him on the sidelines, Mr. Dennis said that the main objective of TEGAS is to instill an interest in pursuing technical learning subjects in secondary school students, especially those from rural areas who have completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). He said there is.

Dennis, who is also one of the founding members of TEGAS, said that this year, the organization had implemented STEM and TVET programs in cities such as Kuching, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu, including organizing lectures for secondary and high school students.

“We went to rural secondary schools and gave talks about technical research to attract students who were still attending secondary school.

“I cannot enumerate everything we have done, but basically TEGAS has succeeded in attracting the younger generation, mainly students leaving secondary school and pursuing technical studies. I think I did,” he said.

Dennis also spoke about how TEGAS achieved success when Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg introduced the concept of digital economy.

“As you can see, TEGAS has developed into the kind of institution you can see in the TEGAS Digital Village, where we prioritize digital research, innovation and digital business, among other things.

“I am very happy and proud to be part of the pioneering team at TEGAS as I see many young students becoming interested in taking up STEM subjects,” he said.

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