Industry 4.0: Government Provides Relevant Skills Through TVET Programmes

By Asmahanim Amir
Pictures by Shahiddan Saidi

PUTRAJAYA, 26 Dec 2017 – Government through the Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) are providing relevant skills pertaining to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to face the 4.0 Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Secretary General of MoHR, Dato’ Dr Mohd Ghazali Abas, who delivered a speech in behalf of the Minister of Human Resources said the preparation is not only essential for the future labour market, but is also pivotal in preparing human capital for nation building.

“Thus, we encourage TVET providers to align themselves to the latest skills standard and curriculum to ensure the 4IR is well-understood and learned,” he said at the Launching Ceremony of the National Conference on the 4IR Skills Development: Road Map to the Future (NC4IR-VET), here, recently.

The conference was organised by Faculty of Eucation, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Department of Skills Development, MoHR.

He said for a long time, TVET been regarded as the last option in education and career selection owing to the public perception that the courses are for those who did not perform well in other academic endeavors.

“This impression is changing as government around the world have increasingly recognized the significance of the technical and vocational courses towards supporting their national economy, with developed and industrialised countries having a higher number of students in the vocational and technical stream,” he said.

He said the establishment of TVET Malaysia coordinated by MoHR, is a right timely decision.

“In line with TVET Malaysia, I see this conference as a contribution towards the development of a successful human capital development.

“Industrial 4.0 and other emerging technologies are certainly an important agenda for the sustenance of our global competitiveness,” he added.

Meanwhile, UKM Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovations, Prof Dr Hj Mohd Ekhwan Toriman said the objective of the conference is to ensure the industry pattern and job requirement in the 4IR.