Under the fourth focus of the national budget, the Sultanate will ensure that the national education system will always remain relevant for the current and future generations, said Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah during the third day of the 18th Legislative Council session.
The minister said as part of the effort to improve national economic development through micro, small and medium enterprise (MSMEs) as well as to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI), the government will continue to provide training through agencies such as DARe (Darussalam Enterprise), the Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE).
This includes work-placements such as the i-Ready programme.
The minister said the MPEC carried out a survey for forecasting manpower needs to ensure that programmes and courses provided are inline with labour demand, especially among FDI companies.
“The Manpower Industry Steering Committee (MISC) will coordinate between industries, learning and training institutions to ensure that human resource supply could be accommodated,” he said.
He added that studies on critical occupations – those most in demand by the industry and suitable for the local workforce – including types and the number of available jobs as well as five-year workforce projection have been carried out.