TAM ready to help gov’t develop youngsters’ interest in TVET, STEM

THE Technological Association Malaysia (TAM) is ready to work with the government to attract more young people in the country to pursue studies in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Its president Tung Chee Kuan said as the country’s oldest technical civil society organisation, TAM is ready to play a role in promoting TVET and STEM to produce more professionals and graduates capable of meeting market demands.

“This role also seeks to address the decline in the number of students opting for the science stream, as we witness a drop in the number of students enrolled in TVET and STEM in educational institutions.

“As a non-governmental organisation registering nearly 10,000 technologists from diverse fields, TAM is committed to boosting students’ interest in these areas from time to time,” he told reporters after the launch of the Sustainable Technology and Innovation Towards the Future Conference here today.

The event was officiated by Housing, Local Government, Drainage, Climate Change and Disaster Management Committee deputy chairman Datuk Zulkifli Mohd Zin.

Meanwhile, Zulkifli in his speech expressed the state government’s support for TAM’s proactive efforts in promoting technological progress through workshops, seminars, discussions, site visits, journal publications, and other technology-related initiatives.

He said it is also in line with the state government’s efforts to foster technological advancement in Melaka, ensuring that the state remains at the cutting edge of technological progress and is rapidly growing.

“One of the ongoing initiatives includes the implementation of the TVET programme, aimed at cultivating a generation of knowledgeable and highly skilled youth through the establishment of the Melaka Centre of Excellence,” he said. — BERNAMA / pic MEDIA MULIA