PM: Technical fields the future, grads will be much sought after

Published on 5 Dec 2020 5:38:41 PM

The younger generation needs to be encouraged to venture into technical fields, especially engineering which is often associated with the term "dirty, difficult and dangerous" or 3D, as these fields have brighter job market potential with higher returns.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said this in a special message in conjunction with the National Technical Profession Day (HPTN) 2020 on Saturday (Dec 5), adding that the use of the latest technologies will turn this 3D image into one that is prestigious because the technical profession requires a deep degree of knowledge and expertise.

In view of this, Muhyiddin said the government will strive to strengthen the quality of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) graduates in its efforts to develop the technical profession.