Community Skills & Enterprise Development
In all areas of Shell Malaysia’s businesses, there are programmes that aim to equip our fenceline communities with the knowledge to alternative and sustainable livelihoods. Through education scholarships, technical apprenticeships, sustainable development grants, and the LiveWIRE programme, Shell Malaysia provides various opportunities for personal development.
Projek Latihan Industri Kimpalan’ (Industrial Welding Training Project) or more familiarly known as ProjekLINK was initiated in Miri, Sarawak in 1989, to support the growing demand for technical welders who can meet international technical welding standards. The project collaborates with local vocational colleges to ensure high school leavers are trained to meet welding standards set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Welding Standard (AWS). Beyond providing technical expertise, Shell Malaysia also plays an active role in instilling health and safety culture amongst the trainees, opening the pathway for Malaysians to be marketable internationally.
In 2017, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited entered an agreement with TAS Institute of Oil & Gas, introducing the Shell Petroleum Operation Technician in Sabah, more familiarly known as SPOT, with the aim of developing local Malaysian talent into qualified oil and gas technicians. Through this programme, Shell Malaysia staff provide technical advice on industrial trainings and HSSE standards to local vocational institutions, who in turn conduct the trainings for the benefit of the participants. Open to SPM graduates, successful applicants will undergo a two year programme to identify the best eight trainees, that will have the privilege of completing their on-the-job training onboard Shell Malaysia’s deepwater platforms, Malikai and Gumusut-Kakap.
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By partnering with local organisations, Shell Malaysia supports projects focused on sustainable livelihoods and environmental conservation.
Shell LiveWIRE is the flagship enterprise development programme of Shell. The programme strengthens local economies across the globe by promoting entrepreneurship and developing entrepreneurs.