UUM ONLINE: The adverse impact of uncertainty on the global economic activity, coupled with the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that witnessed the transformation and radical advancement in the use of technology have led us to question the future of work and the new form of employment.
For that reason, to better prepare the students before they join the workforce, the Northern Corridor Research Center (NCRC) hosted the Adjunct Fellow Lecture on "The Future of Employment: Should We Be Worried?" by the Chief Executive Officer of Darul Ridzuan Institute (IDR), who is also the Adjunct Fellow of NCRC, Dr. Mazalan Kamis.
Dr. Mazalan stated that, to ensure sustainability or the future survival, students must be prepared to adapt to changes.
"If we look at and learn from our ancestors, we will see that we have come a long way in life.
"The types of work done by our ancestors have now been replaced with new jobs. For every revolutionary cycle, many jobs will become obsolete but new jobs will be created," he said during the lecture at DKG 3/2.
Obviously, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will witness the dramatic changes and widespread use of digital technology that requires students to be smarter.
"To remain relevant, students must be smart and skillful. Do not just concentrate on one specialised area and try to gain more knowledge in other fields as well. Students must be willing to be placed in different organizations that require them to use different types of skill sets," said Dr. Mazalan.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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