Dateline 2015-10-04, Borneo Post:
The graduation of 579 Sarawakians from Institut Teknologi Petroleum Petronas (INSTEP), with its world-class technical education in oil and gas, is a big step forward for the state.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang said the way forward is to place emphasis on technical and vocational education to build up the fledgling market of expertise for the industry.
“Continue with this great effort to train more Sarawakian youths. If possible, increase the intake of students from rural areas,” said Jabu in his speech.
As an example, he added that his area Betong has 22 secondary schools which can provide a good source of Form Five school-leavers to be trained and then marketed into various industries in Malaysia or overseas.