Manufacturing has gone through an immense change in the last few decades. With globalization, automation and disruptive technologies, how we build and manufacture products that fuels our economies and lives have rapidly evolved.
Contributing 23% of the GDP in 2017, the manufacturing sector in Malaysia is also the second largest employer, providing jobs to 17% of the national workforce. The Malaysian government has also recently announced new strategies under the National Policy on Industry 4.0 to transform the manufacturing industry landscape in the next 10 years, offering more opportunities for workers with a wide range of backgrounds.
For those considering a career in the manufacturing industry, here are 5 things you should know: