Centre for Modern Management (CMM) is challenged to produce world class civil servants for the state and the region.
State Secretary and CMM chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani said as the sole training provider for the state civil service, CMM must be able to produce civil servants who could face future challenges.
He clarified that state civil servants must be top- notch in delivering their services, as professionalism is important in the Sarawak civil service.
According to him, world class civil servants must be skillful, knowledgeable, competitive and carry out their duties with integrity.
He disclosed this at the launch of CMM’s 20th anniversary celebration held at its campus in Semenggok, near here last Thursday.
Activities planned for the year include those on corporate social responsibility, motivational talks for students and staff, and a 20th anniversary dinner to be graced by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud in April.
CMM was privatised and renamed in 1994 and since then has became a wholly owned subsidiary of Yayasan Sarawak.
Since its inception, CMM had trained not less than 130,000 participants at all levels of the state civil service, and is aiming to train 300,000 more in the next 20 years.
CMM chief executive officer Syeed Mohd Hussien in his welcoming remark said CMM held a record for implementing not less than 5,000 runs of human resource and organisational development programmes in various categories including academic programmes at Masters level in collaboration with international and local universities in the past 20 years.
Apart from in-house training programmes, CMM also provides a wide range of other training programmes such as competency for career development, induction programme, and technical programmes for major technical departments in the state.
“CMM, a primary training provider for the state civil service played a major role in human resource development, with emphasis on local training and continuing education to meet the resource needs of the Sarawak civil service,” he stressed.
CMM board members as well as other invited heads of departments and community leaders were also present at the launch.
(*Taken from Borneo Post Online)