KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — At least, 45 per cent of the total workforce need to be skilled workers by 2030 to help realise Malaysia’s goal as a developed high income nation, says Yayasan Melaka International College chief executive Datuk Saroni Judi.
He said in this regard, the skilled workforce needed to be upgraded with continuous training to be more competitive in employment and to command higher earnings.
“Efforts in empowering TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) have resulted in TVET gaining more recognition in the world for its role in the economic development of the country.
“Malaysia has almost 28 per cent skilled workers and targets to raise it to 35 per cent by 2020, while a developed nation like Switzerland has almost 50 per cent skilled manpower,” he added in a statement here today.
Saroni said investment in education was important to contribute to the wellbeing of the people inclusively and sustainably where the government through human resource development programmes allocated RM50 million to create competitive workers at global level.
Apart from that, the government was also committed to ensure TVET was implemented effectively by recognising the field as the third thrust in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), he said. — Bernama