MIDA: Govt has taken steps to address aerospace industry issues
Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Chief Executive Officer Datuk Azman
Mahmud cited as an example, the establishment of the Asia Aerospace City (AAC),
spearheaded by M-AeroTech Sdn Bhd.
has target direct gross national income (GNI) contribution of RM1.1 billion and
RM1.16 billion in investments, leading to the creation of 3,368 highly skilled
jobs by 2020.
institutions have embarked on aerospace-related training activities to provide
direct support to the industry, by supplying the desired trained and skilled
include UniKL, University Putra Malaysia, University Science Malaysia, the
International Islamic University and University of Technology Malaysia, which
conduct related courses at diploma and degree levels, ” he added.Azman told
reporters this at a MIDA forum on the aerospace industry, in conjunction with
the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’15), here
at present, Malaysia produced skilled workers for the region with over 300
graduate engineers annually and over 2,000 para-professionals.
there are 56 education and training providers involved in the aerospace sector.
training and education providers need to improve their bachelor’s degree programmes
by aligning with the latest technology and industry trends and facilitate
bridging programmes to fast track employment.
para-professionals, there is a serious supply shortage in the aerostructure
manufacturing sub-sector which requires further investment by the training and
education providers,” Azman added.
while MIDA is able to identify the demand in advance, it is important to create
a platform to share with the supply side, relevant agencies and institutions.
the government’s principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and
services sectors in the country. – BERNAMA
New Straits Times : 19/03/2015