It has previously been reported that Malaysia will need at least 35% skilled workers among the locals in various fields, to stay in line in making Malaysia a developed and high-income nation by 2020.
According to Bernama, Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib, deputy human resources minister said that the government was in the process of mainstreaming the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) as part of producing more skilled manpower to achieve its 2020 vision. He commented: “Various initiatives have also been made to increase access to TVET training including collaborating with the industry to increase the effectiveness of the government strategy.”
"The government is also in the process of promoting TVET as the main route to government and private training centres which offer programmes based on TVET," he added, in his speech at the prize-presentation ceremony for the National Robot Challenge yesterday.
Ismail's speech was read out by Amir Omar, deputy secretary-general (policy and international) of the Human Resources Ministry.