Ministry of Human Resources to Come Up with List of Critical Jobs

The Human Resources Ministry is preparing a list of jobs categorised as critical. Minister, M. Kulasegaran said the list will serve as a guideline for students in choosing courses to further their studies at the tertiary level. He explained that the Fourth Industrial Revolution required certain sectors of employment that focused on technical skills and about 30 percent of existing jobs may no longer be relevant in the future. “Ninety-four percent of students pursuing vocational and technical education have a better chance of securing employment. In fact, more than one employer will be willing to offer them job opportunities,” he said.

He said the preparation of the list would involve cooperation from several government departments as well as the World Bank.


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