PETALING JAYA: Prior to the 50th anniversary of strategic partnership and diplomatic ties with China next year, Malaysia has been invited to participate in the World Young Scientist Summit 2023 – 4th Belt and Road Talent Cultivation Forum held at Wenzhou in Zhejiang province.
The recent event saw the attendance of over 500 experts in various fields, key officials, and academic representatives congregating there to exchange ideas and foster closer networking.
The Malaysian delegation was led by the Human Resources Ministry’s Department of Skills Development (JPK) deputy director-general (operations and management) Abdul Halim Abdul Rahman, TATI University College rector Prof Dr Anuar Ahmad and representatives from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and Taylor’s University, among others.
Both Abdul Halim and Prof Anuar also spoke as guest speakers.
The forum covered various speeches, knowledge-sharing sessions, expert reports and engagement sessions across multiple countries.
It highlighted the importance of industrial and academic partnerships in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and how international collaborations would further strengthen training methods and produce more industrially skilled talents.
Experts and leaders from governmental ministries, universities and TVET institutes also shared the benefits and their experiences of collaborating with industries and overseas institutions.
The Malaysian delegation also visited Zhejiang Industry and Trade Vocational College as well as Shunde Secondary Specialised School to explore their training strategies in automotive maintenance, which could enhance the development of TVET in electric vehicle courses in Malaysia.