(Kota Kinabalu, Friday, 27 October 2017) The much awaited “Sabah Wow Generation Bah!” National Transformation (TN50) workshop and dialogue took place today at the Institut Kemahiran Mara Kota Kinabalu (IKMKK) in Sabah. The event is part of TN50 Youth Ambassador and IPEC Bureau CEO Dr Juliana Lim’s TN50 D’Tour to create greater awareness of this initiative while collecting aspirations and perceptions from students, youths and educators on the future of Malaysia over 30 years, beyond 2020.
An impressive turn out of more than 500 from the WOW Generation, consisting students, management staff and lecturers, ensured a highly engaging and exciting day for everyone. Supported by IPEC Bureau，IKMKK and the Junior Chamber International Kota Kinabalu (JCIKK), the objective of this event is to encourage participants to share their thoughts and aspirations about key nation building factors by the year 2050, such as:
- future economy,
- human capital landscape of job and career opportunities,
- living & prosperity,
- government & civil services,
- lifestyle and community.
Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) will be the defining factor for the nation’s progress over the next 30 years. It will give rise to unconventional social innovation concepts hence it is extremely important that STI is thoroughly instilled in the WOW Generation for effective implementation of the TN50 mission,in the face of current and future MEGA-TRENDS challenges driven bythe 4th Industrial Revolution for Digital Transformation and Robotics.
The workshops were divided into five clusters, with two groups of students (50 per group) representing each clustersupportedby Student Leaders and mentors. The dialogue session, on the other hand, featured two invited TN50 Youth Ambassadors, Ben Uzair and Nadhirah Rifai, one student leader and one educator. The session was moderated by Dr. Juliana Lim, who was appointed as one of the TN50 Ambassadors by the Minister of Youth & Sports Khairy Jamaluddin back in May.
A brief TN50 presentation was also delivered by Dr Juliana, focused on milestone updates. Among the key aspects of the presentation includes a look into the future of Malaysia upon collecting aspirations and ideas from participants during the workshop and dialogue sessions.
It was encouraging to see many participants enthusiastically share their views and ideas on how to build a prosperous Malaysia in the next 30 years to come. The key to making this happen is by triggering industrial revolution intervention, human capital empowerment, and promote the 3Qs (Quality Opportunity, Quality Income & Quality Life). These are the core factors that will positively impact the national happiness index.
At the end of the day, more than 500 aspirations and perceptions were collected from participants which bodes well for the future of the TN50 initiative. In addition to this, the workshop and dialogue session successfully stimulated students, youths and educators to enhance their leadership skills, and reinvigorated everyone to prepare for the challenges of current and future MEGA-TRENDS.
In 2017, Malaysians celebrate 60 years as an independent nation. From our humble and uncertain beginnings, we have grown and evolved significantly into a modern economy and society. Beginning with the era of the New Economic Policy (1971-1990), we stepped into the 2020 era (1991-2020). Now, we have to be ready to face the next 30 years.
‘Transformasi Nasional 2050’ or TN50 is an initiative to plan for the future of Malaysia in the period 2020 to 2050. From the vision of becoming a developed nation, we should strive to be amongst the top countries in the world in economic development, citizen well-being and innovation. For further information about TN50, please visit https://mytn50.com or contact email@example.com
About IPEC Bureau
IPEC BUREAU is a fully accredited ISO/IEC 17024 Certification Bureau by Standards Malaysia that focuses on extensive ranges of industry human capital certification. In support of ASEAN free movement of certified skilled workers agenda, IPEC certification is globally accepted benchmark for human resources enhancement, upskilling and reskilling that focuses on examining competence of persons. For further information about IPEC CERTIFICATION BUREAU, please visit our website: http://www.ipecbureau.org or contact Ms. Priscilla Lim on Tel: +603-2026 7733 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.