• The Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST) is located in Shah Alam, Selangor.
  • CIAST began operating in 1983 with financial assistance from the Japanese Government under the ASEAN Human Resource Development Project and was supervised by technical and management experts from Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) until 1991.
  • CIAST operated under the Manpower Department, Ministry of Human Resources from 1991 until May 2007 and was transferred to the Department of Skills Development in the same ministry in June 2007.