• The Centre for Instructor and Advanced SkillTraining (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 the JICA until 1991.
  • CIAST operated fully under the Department of Human Resources of the Ministry of Human Resources from 1991 until May 2007 before its management was transferred to the Department of Skill Development in the same ministry in June 2007.