Human capital is the key driver of economic growth and socioeconomic development. Evidence from around the world shows that for a country like Malaysia to progress from middle to high income nation, it needs to make drastic improvements in terms of quality of education, especially at the secondary and tertiary levels. One of the foundations for this aspiration is the availability of quality TVET graduates, which is one of the 10 shifts detailed in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025. Improving TVET ecosystem to produce future-ready talent is the game changer in the Twelfth Malaysia Plan to meet the demand of industry and contribute towards economic growth.
In an effort to reaffirm the Government’s commitment of successfully implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and inspire all Malaysians to support this ambitious endeavour, the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (EPU), together with the Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development (JSC)/ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Malaysia is organizing a webinar to discuss the achievement and progress made by Malaysia on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. The discussion will include policy responses by the Government and initiatives undertaken by the industry and TVET providers to ensure inclusive, equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning, while exploring measures to ensure a whole-of-nation approach in key actions in Twelfth Plan.
Welcoming Remarks by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy).
Presentation and Discussion Session
Panelists: Dr. Shamsuri bin Abdullah, Director of TVET Coordination Division, Department of Polytechnic and Community College, Ministry of Higher Education; Luqman bin Ahmad, Director of Human Capital Development Division, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Department; Dato’ Dr. Ir. Andy Seo Kian Haw, Council Member cum Chairman of Industry Committee, Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sim Tze Ying, Head of Center for American Studies, Sunway University
Moderator: Professor Leong Choon Heng, Deputy Director of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University.