In an effort to create job opportunities for Malaysians, the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) is implementing various programmes and initiatives in 2022. They are targeting 5,000 job openings. This was announced by the minister of MOSTI, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba on 25 September 2021, after visiting the “Ruang Reka” community programme at Taman Rasa Sayang, Paroi.
Similar initiatives to create job opportunities from January until August 2021
According to the minister, a total of 4,145 Malaysians in the deep technology and related fields get their jobs through similar job opportunities initiatives.
The ministry welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to implement the National Job Creation Strategic Plan, in order to empower the Malaysian workforce to be more resilient, highly skilled and internationally renowned.
“So the target of creating 4,700 job opportunities through the initiative is believed will be achieved before end of this year,” he said.
MOSTI’s focus is on ‘Deeptech’ & ‘Future Skills’ clusters
The minister also talked about MOSTI as a permanent member of the National Employment Council (NEC), which focused on the ‘Deeptech’ & ‘Future Skills’. These clusters played a significant role in driving the growth of new and modern sectors, as well as accelerating the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) automation and drones.
“Ruang Reka” community programme
On the programme he attended on the same day, it was an initiative aiming to develop innopreneurs, targeting individuals from the B40 and M40 groups.
*Innopreneur is an inventive entrepreneur who creates radical innovation and leads a high-growth venture.
The programme encourages more individuals from the groups to venture into entrepreneurship based on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). Moreover, the purpose of the programme, run by Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM), is to improve the living standards and income of the local community through commercialisation activities.
To date, YIM developed two pilot projects under Ruang Reka, at Taman Rasa Sayang in Paroi and at the Hiliran People’s Housing Project (PPR) in Kuala Terengganu.
Let’s hope Malaysia can achieve the target for more job opportunities next year.
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(Source: The Star)