Malaysian youths bring home 10 awards from World Skills Challenge
24 Malaysian youths participated in the WorldSkills Challenge 2019 in Kazan, Russia and brought home 1 Bronze Medal and 9 Medallion for Excellence.
The contingent were welcomed and celebrated at Sama-Sama Hotel, Sepang earlier tonight by Minister and Deputy Minister of Human Resources, representatives of government agencies, institutions of higher learning and parents of the participants.
Dato’ Wira Mahfuz bin Omar, Deputy Minister of Human Resources who led the contingent, said the achievements are a testament to the importance of skills development to propel Malaysia towards a high-value economy.
“The quality of knowledge and skills of our youths are undeniable. They are able to compete on the global stage among skillful youths from around the world,” said M. Kulagesaran, Minister of Human Resources.
“I believe our participation in an international skills competition is a positive enforcement of our efforts to develop TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) to produce skilled workforce that is needed by the industry today and in the future”
MITI and MARii have been strong supporters of TVET education as an important element for the development of the national automotive industry towards future mobility.
Among the participants is Mohamad Ridzuan from IKTBN Dusun Tua who competed in the Car Painting category. Previously Ridzuan won Gold at the WorldSkills Asia competition, in December 2018.
Speaking to Ridzuan at Sama-Sama Hotel, he expressed his gratitude for the acknowledgment for skills in Malaysia.
“It is refreshing to see the government placing an important interest in skills. Hopefully, I will be able to participate in WSC again and bring back gold,” said Ridzuan.
MARii congratulates all 24 participants for their achievements!