BUKIT JALIL, July 18 (Bernama) — Electrical and electronics (E&E) industry players should take advantage of the MIMOS-Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) Advanced Competency Development Centre (MIMOS-NCIA ACDC) to create a world-class skilled workforce for the Industry 4.0 revolution.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said utilisation of existing technology, was vital to the E&E sector’s growth.

He noted that the sector was one of the key drivers for industrial growth in Malaysia, with exports valued around RM288 billion, and equivalent to 36.7 per cent of the nation’s total exports in 2016.

Tangau said technological advancements and innovation should be accelerated and optimised for the manufacturing sector to move up the value chain.

“I hope that the MIMOS-NCIA ACDC would become an enabler and facilitator in boosting the E&E sector’s efficiency in the new economic landscape.

“The centre is expected to produce 2,000 E&E professionals within five years, turning Malaysia into a regional manufacturing hub, and this will serve as a catalyst for the sector’s transformation,” he added.

His speech was read by his deputy, Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah during the launch of the centre here, today.

Located at the Technology Park Malaysia, the MIMOS-NCIA ACDC is the result of a collaboration between MIMOS and NCIA, towards offering world-class high-tech industry training facilities.

The launch also saw the exchange of a memorandum of understanding and strategic partnership agreement between MIMOS and SIRIM Bhd, the Malaysian National Innovation Agency, University of Malaya and several private companies.