Learning of New Skills Vital to Remain Relevant Throughout One’s Career
According to the Labour Force Malaysia Report, the number of unemployed has increased from 764,400 in November 2020 to 772,900 in December 2020. Although the COVID-19 National Immunisation Programme is in full force together with other initiatives to propel the job market, Malaysia’s labour market will remain challenging this year.
In light of these issues, Mr. P.K. Karuna, the Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL), AIMST University has emphasised on sustainable and inclusive lifelong learning model which are required to tackle unemployment. He had outlined five suggestions for the government, policymakers, businesses, and individuals on how lifelong learning can tackle unemployment in Malaysia.
The opinion piece by the CLL Director, titled ‘Learning of new skills vital to remain relevant throughout one’s career’ appeared in the columnist section of the News Straits Times (NST) on 13th March 2021.