SAO PAULO – Malaysia will use the information and knowledge while participating in the World Skills Competition (WSC) in Sao Paulo, Brazil to become the best host for the ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC), next year.
Human Resources Ministry Skill Development Department director-general Datuk Dr Pang Chau Leong said this included aspects involving the industries that gave their support in making the ASC in Anhembi Park, the largest exhibition centre in Latin America a success.
He said over 70 industries contributed in terms of equipment and expertise to help ensure the competition run smoothly.
He said the Human Resources Ministry and Works Ministry were the main coordinator in organising ASC in the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) from Sept 19 to 29 that drew participation from the public and private sectors.
“I urge the industries to take part in ASC as the competition will produce skilled workers in various areas of expertise needed by their respective industries,” he said when met here Saturday.
Thirty skill areas will be contested at the ASC, including manufacturing, fashion technology, information technology and aircraft maintenance.
He said the participation of youth volunteers would also be given attention to enable them to identify more closely the various sills and opportunities to practise the English language.
Pang said ASC was expected to be participated by 400 participants and 3,000 experts and officers from 10 ASEAN nations with an anticipated 200,000 visitors during the five-day competition.
A carnival and career expo would also be held in conjunction with ASC to give exposure and job opportunities to the community, especially youths in the skill fields, he said. – BERNAMA