2018-07-18

Skills Johor to have PSDC as strategic partner to promote TVET

18 July – Skills Johor and Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today witnessed by the YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yew, Chief Minister of Penang. Signing the MOU are Datuk Omar Shariff Mydeen - Executive Director of  Skills Johor and Mr. Muhamed Ali Hajah Mydin, Chief Executive Officer of PSDC. Also attending the event are Dato’ Bruce Lim Aun Choong - Executive Director of Skills Johor, Hj. Zakbah Harun – Chief Executive Officer of Skills Johor, Dato’ Teh Yong Khoon - Acting Chairman of PSDC Management Council, Mr. Asuat Ahmad - Director of The Coordination of Penang Bumiputera Participation Unit. The ceremony was also attended by senior management staff of Skills Johor, senior members of PSDC Management Council and other dignitaries.

The upshot in the strategic tie-up is that Skills Johor will be able to receive a boost with the appointment of PSDC’s top industry professionals who will be sharing their industry knowledge with the dedicated team of Skills Johor. Under the plans of the collaboration,  ommittees will be appointed to represent both sides to discuss and draft new industry-driven technical programmes, including vocational and soft skills programmes and to explore ways to bridge the skills gap that exists in the current market. ”PSDC is the leading TVET experts in Industry 4.0. The collaboration with them will see Skills Johor to play a larger role in providing training related to Industry 4.0. The Industry 4.0 is changing how we live, work, play and communicate. Therefore, it is vital to prepare the current and future workforce in Johor and Malaysia in general, to be ready for this change” enthused Datuk Omar Shariff Mydeen.
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Skills Johor is the first technical and vocational skills training hub in Malaysia. Skills Johor’s objective is to improve the employability and entrepreneurship of Malaysians through quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), relevant to current and  emerging market and industry needs. It serves as a platform to provide and develop suitably skilled workforce for the nation.