Youth and Sports Ministry, MTDC join forces to empower young Malaysians


The Youth and Sports Ministry of Malaysia and the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at UPM-MTDC Technology Centre III in Serdang today. 

The partnership is aimed at advancing the nation's youth into the domains of Industry 4.0 and technopreneurship, marks a significant milestone in the government's commitment to foster youth development and drive technological innovation.

This MoU is a continuation from the previous successful collaboration between the ministry and MTDC where a memorandum of cooperation was signed between both parties for the Transformation Of Technical, Vocational Education (TVET) programmes, in March this year at Kuala Lumpur Industrial Training Institute.

This new partnership, MTDC will be supporting the ministry with advisory services and support, as well as the implementation of the teaching factory in educational deliveries to university students under the TVET programmes.

The advisory services and support provided will encompass 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 also play a crucial role in the implementation of the Teaching Factory. This initiative includes upgrading of facilities and teaching equipments to provide a more conducive learning environment for students.

Mohammad Hazani Hassan, CEO of MTDC, had during the MoU ceremony said: “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.” 

He also highlighted the significance of the partnership in promoting networking opportunities between MTDC and its ecosystem companies with ILKBS. 

Shahrul Affendi Baharudin, Director General of Youth Skills Development Division, at the Youth and Sports Ministry added: "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."

The ministry and MTDC are committed to equipping young Malaysians with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital age.


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