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Technical fields the future, grads will be much sought after – Muhyiddin


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — The younger generation needs to be encouraged to venture into technical fields, especially engineering which is often associated with the term ‘dirty, difficult dan dangerous’ or 3D, as these fields have brighter job market potential with higher returns. 

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said graduates of fields that often raise negative perceptions, whether directly or otherwise, are the ones expected to be much sought after in future job markets. 


“Future trends indicate that technology-related fields will become highly sought professions.

“The use of the latest technologies will turn this 3D image into one that is prestigious because the technical profession requires a deep degree of knowledge and expertise,” he said.

The prime minister said this in a special message in conjunction with the National Technical Profession Day (HPTN) 2020 which was broadcast via a video recording through Radio Televisyen Malaysia’s Selamat Pagi Malaysia programme today.

HPTN is celebrated on the first Saturday every December as a sign of the country’s highest appreciation and recognition for technical professions.