Malaysia's Human Resources Minister, M. Kulasegaran, revealed that the HR ministry is preparing a list of 'critical' jobs as a guideline for students in choosing courses to further their studies at the tertiary level, Bernama reported.

This is in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) and the technical skills required in certain sectors of employment.

Speaking to reporters after the 2019 Socso Quality and Innovation Awards ceremony on Thursday (14 November), Kulasegaran said the process of preparing the list also involved cooperation from several government departments and the World Bank.

"About 30% of the existing jobs may probably no longer be relevant in the future," he said, adding that parents should also be informed about the list to help their children choose the right course that had greater job prospects.

“Ninety-four per cent of students pursuing vocational and technical education have better chance of securing employment, in fact more than one employer will be willing to offer them job opportunities,” Kulasegaran said.

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