Turkish Aerospace (TUSAS) and the Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are launching a talent development plan aimed at supporting the aerospace industry.
The plan was revealed at LIMA 2023, the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition.
MIGHT announced that a talent development programme is set to take place in collaboration with the Consortium of Universiti Malaysia (CMU), TUSAS Malaysia, and TUSAS Akademi.
"Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Nordin, Minister of Higher Education, stated that the aerospace industry is among the most demanding and captivating sectors globally," he said.
He said the industry is always in need of highly trained and bright personnel due to its innovative and groundbreaking research and rapid growth.
"A well-structured talent development programme is particularly crucial for the aerospace industry for various reasons. First and foremost, it ensures that the industry will have a constant supply of skilled professionals and industry-ready talents who can design, build, and maintain the next generation of aircraft.
He said that this is especially crucial because the industry is encountering more competition from other sectors and countries for a common pool of talent.
" The aerospace business is one of the most fascinating and dynamic realms of effort, opening up new frontiers for research and discovery," said Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, chairman of MIGHT.
He said that in order to endure swift transformations, an uninterrupted provision is necessary, along with proficient and gifted individuals who possess the most up-to-date knowledge and abilities.
Zakri said the comprehensive talent development programme includes various activities and modules for students and academics.
In addition to fostering discipline and focus while providing students and academics with the necessary tools and resources for development, we also cultivate an atmosphere that promotes creativity, experimentation, and new ideas. "It is hoped that this programme will inspire all participants to think far and push the boundaries," he said.