Students of higher learning institutions should master the skills of 21st-century

PUTRAJAYA: Students of higher learning institutions should master the 21st-century skills in order for them to cope with today ‘s job market that follows the rapid technological change and globalisation.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad said most employers nowadays prefer to hire those who possessed digital skills, besides other skills such as socio-emotional competencies, creative thinking and working independently.

Jobs in Malaysia, including accountants, machine and manufacturing operators, electronics engineering technicians, aviation technicians and electrical engineering technicians, are at risk of being replaced by automation, she was quoted by Bernama as saying.

“Automation will have direct implications in the needs of deskilling, reskilling and upskilling,” she said at the launch of the Universiti Malaysia Perlis’ (UniMAP) Professional Programme and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Loan Scheme (Employees) under the Skills Development and Fund Corporation (PTPK), here today.



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