IPOH, MARCH 22 – The career simulation activities offered in the science, technology and engineering and matematics (STEM) fields to be conducted by Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd (TPM) is expected to draw overwhelming response from school students.

The two-day event which will be on 22nd – 23rd March, is organized by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) at Dewan Bandaraya Ipoh launched by MOSTI Minister, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.

Students are encouraged to take the opportunity to attend the educational event to explore the stimulating career field.

According to TPM’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Ir. Mohd Azman Shahidin, the rapid social and economic development of Malaysia there is a compelling need for the nation to adopt the latest technologies and innovations to continuously build and sustain her overall national growth towards attaining the developed status by the year 2020. It is also in line with the need for Malaysia to harness skills and knowledge STEM across all sectors.

He said the STEM fields offered tremendous opportunities with a bright future for those wishing to pursue their careers in these fields.

“The government’s efforts in promoting the fields of science, technology and innovation are inevitable for Malaysia to fulfill her ambition of achieving not only the developed status, but also the need to build a knowledge-based economy that can help move the value chain towards being a sustainable high income nation in the future.

Malaysia requires more scientist and technologist to push the nation into the highest of technology advancement era which contribute to our economic and societal wellbeing. The richer and well developed nation has a higher ratio scientist. By 2020, we want to achieve a ratio of 70 scientists per 10,000 populations.

“We will be displaying face cut-out stands for pictures, puzzles (related to the respective STI careers), brain teasers and other activities aimed at creating and enhancing interest among visitors on the subjects of science and technology. In addition, there will be a pledge wall specifically for students on STI,” he added.

TPM, as the agency to encourage the development of science, technology and innovations among Malaysians, is committed to play its social community service role not only to the urbanites, but also to the rural folks and kids.

“We hope the communities of Ipoh, especially the children, will grab this opportunity to visit our booth to gain a better insight into the benefits of STI and the career prospects in the respective fields,” he added.

Technology Park Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an agency of MOSTI, is Malaysia’s pioneer and leading technology park, spanning across 688 acres of land. It has an integrated infrastructure, facilities and support services to assist technopreneurs and entrepreneurs who are keen to commercialize their ideas in the four industry clusters, namely, ICT, Engineering, Biotechnology and Green Technology.

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