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Government plan to adopt AR/VR technology in TVET institutions

Last update: 10/10/2019
SHAH ALAM, Oct 10 -- The government will consider adopting Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technology in the teaching and learning sessions at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the future.

Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said that through the use of such technology, the government could better prepare TVET students to withstand the explosion of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), apart from also reducing costs.

“This is the technology of the future. If we do not adapt to it, we will lag behind,” he told reporters after attending a VR/AR seminar in TVET organised by Azimuth Holovis United Kingdom (UK), here today.

Also present were Tengku Panglima Besar Selangor Tengku Abdul Samad Shah Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah and Azimuth Holovis UK director Datuk Seri Suresh E Abishegam.

Meanwhile, Abishegam, when met by reporters, said there was a need for the teaching and learning sessions at TVET institutions to progress in tandem with the development of technology used by the industries.

“The aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries have long used AR/VR technology in their industry.

"If the country wants to produce skilled people in these areas, TVET students need to be exposed and provided with knowledge about this technology,” he said.

-- BERNAMA






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