Chronology

 

31 April 2009 PWSA ‘s enrolment stands at 160 students – 77 “internal” students from the PBA Group of Companies and 83 “external” students.
25-26 October 2008
22-23 November 2008
28 November – 4 December 2008
3-4 January 2009
PWSA commences work on developing the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) for the water supply industry in Malaysia. The academy is working with the Skills Development Department of the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resource to develop the NOSS. The NOSS will provide the foundation for a vocational training programme that offers nationally-recognised certification for school-leavers in the near future.
28 August 2008 Official Opening and Inaugural Graduation Ceremony for 60 students officiated by the Penang State Executive Councillor for Public Works, Utilities and Transportation representing the Penang Chief Minister.
17 December 2007 PWSA Agreement Signing and Logo Launching Ceremony officiated by the Penang State Secretary representing the Penang Chief Minister.
14 December 2007 PBA Resources Sdn Bhd is incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PBA Holdings Bhd (PBAHB), to manage PBAHB Group businesses that are not directly related to water supply.

Quotes

“In Penang, we enjoy good water supply. However, we should not forget that water supply is a critical service. We need continuous good water supply to support our daily activities as well as for commerce and industry.”

Dato’ Jamaluddin bin Hasan, Penang State Secretary, 17 December 2007

 

“PSDC will work to accredit PWSA as ‘Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia’ (SKM) level 1 and 2 courses for school-leavers. By doing so, PWSA will be opening its doors to water supply industry professionals as well as school-leavers. The idea is to train them to take on jobs at any Malaysian water supply company.”

Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Sofi, PSDC Chairman, 17 December 2007

 

“This academy is being run by the best water supply company and the leading skills development agency in Malaysia.”

Lim Hock Seng, Penang State Executive Councillor, 28 August 2008