Human Resource Minister M Kulasegaran has said the government will cooperate with other countries to meet Malaysia's target of a 35% skilled workforce, Bernama reported.

Speaking to reporters yesterday, Minister Kulasegaran said these efforts will involve the signing of a memorandum of understanding with China, and seeking cooperation with Iran to "learn and see what skills they have in an effort to improve the country's skilled workforce."

He added: "In the 11th Malaysia Plan, the country should have reached the target of 35% of skilled labour, however, after 60 years, the skilled labour we have only reached 30%."

Apart from this, Minister Kulasegaran also shared that to strengthen Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the government will continue providing institutions in this area.

He further stressed: "Skills play a huge role in a country's prosperity, no country can develop, no country progresses very well unless a substantial portion of its people and workers are trained."

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