Malaysian Youth & Technological Advancement: KBS and MTDC Ink New MoU
- by XM Admin
In a move to champion youth technological advancement and drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) has joined forces with the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC). Today, at the UPM-MTDC Technology Centre III, Serdang, these entities commemorated this collaboration by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
From Vision to Reality
This isn’t the first collaborative initiative between KBS and MTDC. Earlier in March, at the Kuala Lumpur Industrial Training Institute, a Memorandum of Cooperation was inked for the Transformation Of Technical, Vocational Education (TVET) Programmes. This recent MoU signifies an expansion of that vision and reflects the shared commitment of both organizations to uplift the nation’s youth.
Shared Responsibilities & Aims
MTDC will fortify KBS’s vision by offering advisory services, support, and crucially, leading the introduction of the teaching factory for the TVET programmes targeting university students. These advisory services encapsulate various facets, from knowledge transfer, equipment upgrades, and professional training in tech-driven sectors to ensuring top-tier educational standards.
The implementation of the Teaching Factory signifies a broader ambition. It’s not just about the education but enhancing the infrastructural components like upgrading facilities and teaching equipment, ensuring an optimal learning ambiance for the scholars.
Insights from Leaders
Ts. Hj Mohammad Hazani Hj Hassan, the dynamic CEO of MTDC, emphasized during the 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 pool of competent TVET talents for high paying jobs in deeptech and i.40 industry.”
Echoing this sentiment, Mr. Shahrul Affendi Bin Baharudin, the esteemed Director General of Youth Skills Development Division at KBS, shared, “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.”
Together, KBS and MTDC are poised to make a significant impact. By merging their strengths and knowledge, they are set to empower young Malaysians, prepping them for the digital frontier ahead.
About Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)
The Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MTDC), established in March 1992, has a rich history of building globally competitive tech-based Malaysian entities. Its integrated offerings include Strategic Investments, Centre of 9 Pillars® (Co9P®) with a focus on Industry 4.0, the Technopreneur Training Academy (TENTRA), MTDC’s Technology Centres, and an array of advisory & value-added services, primarily catering to SMEs in the tech sector. MTDC, with its multi-pronged strategy, has been a guiding force in taking Malaysian tech companies to global markets. To know more about their transformative work, visit www.mtdc.com.my.