Press Release

CEM and DSAL co-organize “Medium Voltage Switching Training Course”

Macau, 3 June 2021

In order to enhance the awareness and professionalism of local electrical technicians in handling medium voltage (MV) switching equipment, Companhia de Electricidade de Macau - CEM, S.A. (CEM) and Macau Labour Affairs Bureau once again jointly organized the “Medium Voltage Switching Training Course” following the successful co-operation last year. The course covers the introduction of the MV power distribution circuit structure, the functions and operating principles of the main equipment, as well as field operation training. After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to master the professional operating skills of MV switching equipment and have a more comprehensive understanding of the technology.

The course was held at CEM’s 8,000-square-foot integrated training centre recently. Bernie Leong, Chairman of CEM Executive Committee and Wong Chi Hong, Director of Macau Labour Affairs Bureau attended the opening and delivered speeches. In his speech, Mr. Bernie Leong first thanked Labour Affairs Bureau for its support for co-organizing relevant courses with CEM again. In addition to serving the public, talent cultivation is an important part of CEM’s social responsibility. Over the years, CEM has always committed to cultivating talents for the industry, so as to improve the overall technical level. Since its first launch last year, the course has received overwhelming responses from the industry with over enrolment. Mr. Bernie Leong hoped through this course, the participants can have a deeper understanding of the safe operation of MV switching equipment, and become more comfortable in their jobs in the future.

Mr. Wong Chi Hong said that with the needs of social development and urban planning, the demand for skilled electrical technicians in the market continue to increase. Macau Labour Affairs Bureau will work with CEM to organize more training courses on MV power engineering to help local electrical technicians improve their career development.

The course is divided into two classes, with 15 participants each, which is taught by senior engineers and technicians from CEM. Participants are required to undergo theoretical and field equipment operation training. Participants that complete the course and pass the assessment will be awarded a certificate, which is jointly signed by CEM and Labour Affairs Bureau.

With the continuous development of Macau, the city has seen a rising demand for high-quality local electrical technicians. In addition to co-organizing courses with the Labour Affairs Bureau, CEM also regularly organizes different types of training courses, including the launch of the “Technical Skills Assessment for Electrical Technicians” in February this year to promote the standardisation of the skills of the electrical technicians and enhance local power engineering technology, in the hope of cultivating more talents to join the power industry, and provide more adequate and stable manpower in talent pool.