KBS and MTDC unite to empower youth in tech
- by Yun
Ministry of Youth and Sports and MTDC unite to empower Malaysian youth for Industry 4.0, boosting skills and innovation
In a significant move to bolster youth development and technological innovation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) and the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) inked a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at the UPM-MTDC Technology Centre III in Serdang, Malaysia. The partnership aims to propel the nation’s youth into the domains of Industry 4.0 and technopreneurship, marking a crucial milestone in the government’s unwavering commitment to nurturing young talent and driving technological advancements.
This MoU follows the successful collaboration between KBS and MTDC earlier this year when a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed for the Transformation of Technical, Vocational Education (TVET) Programmes at the Kuala Lumpur Industrial Training Institute in March.
MTDC’s support and advisory services
Under this new partnership, MTDC will provide KBS with advisory services and support, as well as assist in implementing the teaching factory in educational deliveries to university students participating in the TVET programs. The scope of advisory services and support encompasses accreditation, competency development, knowledge transfer, equipment upgrading, capacity-building programs, and the promotion of education and professional training in technology-related fields.
Furthermore, MTDC will play a crucial role in the implementation of the Teaching Factory initiative, which includes upgrading facilities and teaching equipment to create a more conducive learning environment for students.
Ts. Hj Mohammad Hazani Hj Hassan, CEO of MTDC, expressed during the MoU ceremony, “By working hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Institusi Latihan Kemahiran Belia dan Sukan (ILKBS), it gives us an opportunity to create a vibrant ecosystem that empowers the youth and accelerates technological advancements in Malaysia. We aspire to create a pool of competent TVET talents for high-paying jobs in deeptech and Industry 4.0. This partnership also opens doors for networking opportunities between MTDC and its ecosystem companies with ILKBS.”
Empowering youth for Industry 4.0
Mr. Shahrul Affendi Bin Baharudin, Director General of Youth Skills Development Division at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, emphasized, “Empowering our youth with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the digital age is a top priority for the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Our collaboration with MTDC is a testament to our commitment to providing young Malaysians with the tools and opportunities to thrive in Industry 4.0.
Ensuring that our youth are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the digital era stands as a paramount objective for the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Our partnership with MTDC is a testament to our dedication to furnishing young Malaysians with the resources and prospects needed to prosper in the era of Industry 4.0. This collaboration is expected to provide added value to students and boost the employability of our graduates.”
By pooling their expertise and resources, KBS and MTDC are firmly committed to equipping young Malaysians with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the digital age, ultimately driving Malaysia’s progress in the era of Industry 4.0 and beyond.