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Malaysia auto industry aims to create over 29,000 new jobs

20 Feb 2018

The Malaysian automotive industry will introduce an additional 29,641 new jobs in 2018, according to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

MITI has explained that the industry has seen considerable growth over the last couple of years, with 27,125 new jobs created in December last year.

The organisation also noted that figures signify a heightened perception that the automotive sector is a progressive career of choice for graduates.

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamad, comments: “The growth of the automotive industry has created new career opportunities for Malaysians. Certified human capital programmes have been developed by the MAI (Malaysia Automotive Institute) since 2014, not only to allow faster penetration of skills into the industry, but at the same time address the pertinent issue of foreign worker replacement among industry players.”

MAI chief executive officer, Dato’ Madani Sahari adds: “In line with the government’s vision to increase Industry 4.0 compliance among the domestic industry, MITI and MAI have taken the early initiative to develop the various programmes to elevate the capabilities of vendors and automotive talent in line with global trends and technology of higher complexity.”

 

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