TWI's work to support young welders in Malaysia has been recognised with the award of a Certificate of Appreciation from the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources.
Welding experts from TWI South East Asia's (TWI SEA's) main office in Shah Alam, Malaysia, have played a leading role in selecting young welders to participate in national, regional and international skills competitions.
TWI SEA was awarded the certificate from the Malaysian government to say thank you for its work in preparing a team of welders to participate in the WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 competition, which took place in August.
Preparations are already underway for the next international competition, which will take place in Abu Dhabi in 2017. The selection process begins with a national competition organised by TWI SEA: WorldSkills Malaysia Belia 2015, which took place earlier this month.
Mohammad Darus Taib, general manager at TWI SEA, was on the judging panel as the country welding expert. His colleague Abdul Latif Ibrahim took part as the country's welding trainer.
The top two entrants will receive additional training from TWI SEA before progressing on to a regional heat open to ASEAN countries, which will take place in Kuala Lumpur next year. The Malaysian candidate who comes out on top in that contest will return to TWI SEA for a final programme of training before representing his or her country at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.