Technical and Vocational Education Training Empowerment (TVET) Committee Head Nurul Izzah Anwar calls on MIMOS to lead curriculum development to boost TVET in view of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).
Speaking at the Enabler for Industry 4.0 seminar, Nurul says there is an urgent need for the relevant agencies and industry players to lead, or at least participate actively, in curriculum development to improve programme quality and graduate employability. She adds, “The government cannot do this alone, hence it is important for the industry players and agencies to work together to provide support and resources for TVET programme.”
MIMOS president and chief executive officer Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim says MIMOS offers talent development facilities to complement and support TVET such as PERDA Advanced Technical Institute (PERDA-Tech) which offers classes in 3D Design, and MIMOS-Northern Corridor Implementation Authority Advanced Competency Development Centre offering semiconductor fabricating technologies training, among others.
The Enabler for Industry 4.0 Seminar sees an intense deliberation among the industry players on the topic. Among the speakers include Higher Education Ministry Deputy Secretary-General (Management) Dato’ Kamel Mohamad; MIMOS Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd General Manager Wan Azli Wan Ismail; Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Council Member Dr. Helena Eian; Penang Skills Development Centre Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Ali Hajah Mydin; Infinecs Systems Sdn. Bhd Managing Director Kalai Selvan Subramaniam; and Malaysian Investment Development Authority Director Mohamad Ismail Abu Bakar.